Sandalwood is of the most appealing fragrances of all essential oils. The highest quality comes from India where it has been used for more than 4,000 years.
Sandalwood has many medicinal properties as it is an antiseptic, making it effective for urinary disorders, especially cystitis. It is also an antibacterial, astringent, and an insect repellent. Effective for respiratory conditions to clear mucus from the lungs making it helpful in cases of bronchitis, sore throats and dry coughs.
Other uses of this aromatic herb is the oil soothes the stomach, relieves fluid retention and reduces inflammation. Sandalwood is also indicated for many skin conditions such as dry, chapped skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema as its soothing action is perfect for re-hydrating the skin.
Sandalwood is best known for its anti-depressant action as it calms the nerves. It is very helpful in removing anxiety and it's well known for its ability to increase the feelings of sexual desire.