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Aromatherapy Oils - Sandalwood
Botanical name: Santalum Album
Botanical family: Santalaceae
Part of plant used: Wood core
Origin: China, Egypt, Far East, Sanskrit
Description: Sandalwood is the closest smell to that of the human hormone smell.
History: The Greeks called it 'food for the Gods'. Buddha's in the East were carved with Sandalwood. It was burnt/fumigated before paying reverence to the 'divine'.
Properties and Indications:
- Strengthens the heart and gives some 'stomach'
- Protects the lining of the stomach
- Decongests the venous system
- Gynecological problems, particularly of an infectious nature such as thrush
- Aphrodisiac - can help with frigidity and impotence
- Chest infections - good for sore throats and coughs
- Moisturizing and softening to the skin and especially good for dry and aging skins
- Can help with acne
- For people who have rages, extreme/irrational anger
- For people full of their own self-importance, such as bosses talking in a degrading way to their subordinates
- Narrow minded people
- Benzoin, Black Pepper, Cypress, Frankincense, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Myrrh, Rosewood, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang
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