Amazing Health Benefits of Sandalwood

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 19, 2014

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Sandalwood, a special type of aromatic wood, is a power house of health benefits.
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    Sandalwood: A Boon

    A boon created by mother nature, sandalwood is loaded with some amazing medicinal properties which can benefit you in many ways. Obtained from the tree Santalum album, sandalwood has been used as medication for numerous diseases since many years. From healing ulcers to beautification purposes, sandalwood has been extensively used as a homemade remedy for many health benefits.Here is a list of some of the health benefits you can extract from sandalwood.

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    Cures Ocular Diseases

    Sandalwood when mixed with extracts of other medicinal herbs like neem, bhringaraj, nirgundi, sobhanajana, punarnava, satapatri and madhu creates a mixture which is used in Ayurveda to cure ocular disorders like refractive error and cataract.

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    Heals Ulcer

    According to a study, sandalwood can very effectively heal ulcers. The experiments conducted in the study showed that usage of sandalwood extracts can control the development of ulcer considerably.

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    Treats Inflammation

    Sandalwood has properties of an antiseptic agent which can be used to treat inflammation in genital organs, urinary bladder and cystitis.

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    Reduces Stress and Hypertension

    Oil extracted from sandalwood can be used in aromatherapy to treat hypertension and to reduce stress. Contents of the oil can help the brain to produce serotonin which increases positivity in a person and triggers the feeling of happiness and contentment.

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    Treats Blemishes

    The oil extracted from sandalwood can heal wounds and cure skin blemishes. The oil should be used in small amounts mixed with some other carrier oil.

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    Relaxes Nerves and Muscles

    Sandalwood works as an antispasmodic agent which helps in relaxing nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Sandalwood oil when applied regularly can prevent muscle contractions and spasms.

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    Prevents Natural Teeth Loss

    Sandalwood oil has astringent properties which is very beneficial for strengthening of your gums. It also prevents natural teeth loss.

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    Helps in Preventing Body Odour

    Sandalwood has been used as an essential ingredient for the cosmetic industry. Deodorants and perfumes made from sandalwood helps you fight body odour and keeps you fresh for hours.

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    Tonic for Kids

    The extracts of sandalwood have a soothing effect on the internal organs of your body. Therefore, a tonic made by sandalwood extracts can help your child grow in a healthy way.

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    Reduces Itchiness

    Sandalwood paste can be applied to reduce itchiness on your skin. A great home remedy for insect bites, sandalwood paste can also treat sunburns. Instead of using the chemically treated de-tan packs that are available in the market you must use sandalwood paste to see the results instantly.

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