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Botanical name:- Pterocarpus santalinus
Family name:- Fabaceae
English name:- Red sandal wood
Tamil names :- Senchandanam , senchandanam
Sanskirt name:  Raktanga, Kshudracandana


Type : Live Plant

Size : 8" - 12" Inches

Also know as: Almug, Saunderwood, Red Sanders, Red Sanderswood, Red Saunders, Rakta chandana (Indian), Lal Chandan, Ragat Chandan, Rukhto Chandan, Undum

Edibal parts:-Non
Status:-Under cultivation
Distribution:-Nepal, Pakistan  , Sri Lanka,India

P. santalinus, commonly known as Red Sandalwood, is a native and endemic to India and can only be found in the southern parts of the Eastern Ghats. It is a small tree that grows to 5-8 meters in height and has a dark grayish bark. The timber is highly demanded domestically and internationally, and especially in East Asian countries. Red Sandalwood timber is used for carvings, furniture, poles, and house posts. The rare “wavy” grain variant is highly valued in Japan for its acoustic properties and is used to make musical instruments. In addition, the timber is also exploited for the extraction of santalin (a red pigment used as dye and colorant in food), medicine and cosmetics. Its IUCN Red List status is “endangered.”

Ayurvedic usage:-Headaches,Skin diseases, Fever, Swelling, Boils, Eye diseases, Boils, Vomiting, Excessive thirst, Haemorrhoids, Burning  sensation of the body, Worm diseases,Inflammations.   

Parts used to make medicine:-WOOD
Propagation:-Seeds and vegetative method.

Red Sandal Wood x1 Plant (Pterocarpus santalinus ) 8"-12" Inches Size

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