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Santalum album: The persecuted Sandal wood plant

Scientific Name: Santalum album | English: Indian sandalwood | Sanskrit: Chandanam, Anindita , Arishta phalam | Hindi: Chandan | Bengali: Chandan | Tamil: Anukkam

| Marathi: Chandan | Telugu: Chandanamu | Kannada: Chandana, Srigandha | Malayalam: Chandanam

Medicinal Uses: Anxiolytic, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive

Traditional Uses:

  1. Ripe fruits can be eaten along with the crunchy seeds. The fruits are rich in anthocyanins that color the tongue purple violet. Anthocyanins are also known to have anticancer properties. The seeds are nutritious and have a nutty flavour.

  2. The fruits can also be used to make a wonderful herbal tea. The anthocyanins and other pigments present in the fruit give pleasant color to the tea.

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.


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