Red sandal wood

The scientific name of Red Sandal wood: Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.f

Name of Red Sandalwood in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Raktacandana

Hindi: Lal Chandan

Malayalam: Rakthachandanam രക്തചന്ദനം

Plant description:

It is a small tree, deciduous, commonly in tropical regions, grows up to 8 m tall and trunk up to 150 cm diameter, fast-growing, leaves are alternately arranged, up to 9 cm long, tri-foliate, flowers are found in racemes and fruit is a pod, up to 9 cm long and containing one or two seeds inside.

Useful plant parts:

Heartwood, Seed

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 oval  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Medicinal uses:

Red sandalwood has antiseptic properties so it is useful to treat acne and sores, it is also used as an herbal cosmetic to avoid scars on faces.

How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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