Botanical Name: Sanatalum album Family Sanatalaceae
- Anxiety and stress
- Respiratory Problems
- Dry Skin
Historical and Traditional Uses
Relaxing for the nervous system it can relieve anxiety, worry and stress, headache, nervous tension and insomnia. Beneficial in a similar way to eucalyptus it was used to relieve chronic bronchitis, dry cough and respiratory infections.
A diuretic it was used as a general antiseptic and urinary antiseptic for cystitis, as an anti-inflammatory to relieve varicose veins, swollen lymph nodes and general circulation and lymph problems.
Primarily used for dry skin conditions it soothes, cools and moisturises while relieving skin inflammations such as eczema, dermatitis, nappy rash, acne associated with oily skin.
In Ayuvedic Medicine Sandalwood is considered cooling in nature and will relieve hot inflamed conditions and reduce catarrh. They considered it was useful for the skin, intestines, genital and urinary tract and the lungs. For bronchial problems and sore throats it was used at a very low dilution as a gargle.
Considered helpful to overcome isolation, relieve nervous depression, stress, anxiety and a hectic lifestyle. Aids feelings of calmness, serenity and being in charge while allowing us to communicate with others calmly.
Used to help meditation for thousands of years it is believed to quiet our mental chatter and open our crown and base chakra. Also employed by healers for a calm mind, spiritual connection and protection. It’s unique in that it links the base and crown chakra.
Chakra: Base and Crown, connects and opens all chakras
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled