Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, antitumor159, aphrodisiac, astringent, calming, sedative, and tonic.
Common Primary Uses: Back pain, coma, confusion, hemorrhoids, hiccups, aryngitis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, radiation (UV), wrinkles, yoga.
Folklore: Sandalwood purportedly awakens the latent life force energy during meditation, and frees the souls of the deceased at funerals. Many cultures still consider sandalwood to be sacred.
Historical Uses: Sandalwood was traditionally used as an incense during ritual work for enhancing meditation. The Egyptians also used sandalwood for embalming.
French Medicinal Uses: Bronchitis (chronic), diarrhea (obstinate), hemorrhoids, impotence.
Other Possible Uses: Sandalwood is very similar to frankincense in action. It may support the cardiovascular system, remove negative programming from cells, and relieve symptoms associated with lumbago and the sciatic nerves.
It may also be beneficial for acne, regenerating bone cartilage, catarrh, circulation (similar in action to frankincense), coughs, cystitis, depression, hiccups, lymphatic system, meditation, menstrual problems, nerves (similar in action to frankincense), nervous tension, increasing oxygen around the pineal and pituitary glands, skin infection and regeneration, tuberculosis, and yoga.
Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Muscle and Bone, Nervous System, Skin.
Aromatic Influence: Slowly and powerfully calms, harmonizes, and balances the emotions. It helps one accept others with an open heart while diminishing one’s own egocentricity. It may help enhance meditation by opening the third eye. It can also be stimulating as well as grounding, as it is said to vibrate between the 7th and 1st chakra.
Usage Instructions Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points of the feet and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse.