Santalum album



Herbal Folklore & Tradition

One of the oldest known perfume materials, with at least 4000 years of uninterrupted use. It is used as a traditional incense, as a cosmetic, perfume and embalming material all over the East. It is also a popular building material, especially for temples.  In Chinese medicine it is used to treat stomach ache, vomiting, gonorrohea, choleraic difficulties and skin complaints. In the Ayurvedic tradition it is used mainly for urinary and respiratory infections, for acute and chronic diarrhea.  In India it is often combined with rose in the famous scent aytar.