Santal Midy

Contains Sandlewood Oil.

"The trees are usually felled when at least fifty years old... The wood, oil and roots are used in herbal medicine. There are about nineteen species of Santalus but the Sandalwood (s. album) has the highest oil content. Some of the constituents in Sandalwood include a rich essential oil, with at least ninety percent sesquiterpene alcohols, called santolols, the active ingredients present in all parts of the tree.

Medical Uses:

Sandalwood is considered a diuretic, which promotes the increase and flow of urine and is considered excellent for the genito-urinary system. Because it is also regarded as an antiseptic, its efficacy for urinary tract problems is enhanced and it is used to relieve gleet (a discharge of mucus or pus from an inflamed urethra), gonorrhea, bladder infection, chronic cystitis and other infections of the urinary system.

Considered an expectorant, Sandalwood helps to loosen phlegm and congestion from the respiratory system, and is used to ease chronic bronchitis, dry cough, sore throat and inflammation of mucous tissue.

Sandalwood is an aromatic, bittersweet herb that is said to help treat digestive disorders and has been used to relieve indigestion, stomachache and vomiting.

Sandalwood is considered an analgesic, or a substance that relieves pain and the herb is said to be effective in easing the pain of headaches, abdominal pain and spasms...

Used externally, Sandalwood is said to be beneficial for skin problems, especially those of bacterial origin and useful in cases of dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, scorpion stings and other inflammatory skin conditions. It is also used in lotions that alleviate dry skin, rash, itching and prickly heat. Its antibacterial qualities have also made it effective in deodorants and as a mouthwash to treat bad breath.

-p. 395, The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body by Stacy Chillemi & Dr. Michael Chillemi (2007)

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