Red Sandalwood plants:-

Red sandalwood is a plant. The heartwood is used as medicine. The tree grows as a wild plant in Chittoor and kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh and found in some packets of adjoining state of Tamil Nadu also. The area is characterised by hot dry climate with around 100mm of rain in each of the two annual monsoons. The trees are found in dry hill areas of Palakonda range. The heartwood, useful parat of plant is extremely hard, blood red in colour with occasional light yellow streaks.


Red Sanders OR red sandalwood is only found in the South, in India. This wood has been traditionally used as a sacred wood in religious functions and during pujas, havans[homas] purpose. Red Chandan is also used in ayurvedic medicine. In a Red sandalwood tree (unlike white sandalwood), the wood at the center of the trunk (heartwood) is mainly used for medical purposes. The other names of RedChandan are RaktaChandan, Red Sanderswood, Santali Lignum Rubrum, Red Saunders, SandaloRojo, Rubywood, Sandalwood Padauk, SantalumRubrum, Sappan, Pterocarpussantalinus, Bois de Santal Rouge Red sandalwood has various medical uses: Fluid Retention, treating digestive tract problems, purification of blood and treatment of coughs.

How to grow sandalwood tree:

Select a planting site with a blend of loam and sand that drains well. Dig a hole about a foot deep, and fill it with water. If the liquid disappears underground within 24 hours, the area offers adequate drainage. Raise the sandalwood trees in a weed-free environment their first two years to allow them to fully develop without having to compete for nutrients.

Medicinal uses:

Red sandalwood is a tree. The wood at the center of the trunk (heartwood) is used as medicine. Red Sandalwood was traditionally used as a diuretic, anti-diarrhea and stomachic but in modern times it is used as a natural dye to color herbal mixtures and toothpaste and has become one of the most popular natural dyes used today.


Red sandalwood is used for treating digestive tract problems, fluid retention, and coughs; and for “blood purification.”

Don’t confuse red sandalwood (Pterocarpussantalinus) with white sandalwood (Santalum album).

It is an antiseptic, wound healing agent.


Red sandalwood has many uses for your hair, feet, skin and a variety of ailments. It helps promote a clean and clear skin tone, and maintain a good complexion.


Make a paste to treat your pimples using red sandalwood powder, turmeric and water. As a night time treatment, apply the paste on to your pimples. Add a small piece of camphor to the formula for a cooling affect. Your pimples should fade away within a few hours.


Combining coconut oil, almond oil and sandalwood powder makes a great toner. Apply the combination to all of the exposed parts on your face. The toner will keep your skin tone balanced. This combination can also remove an unwanted suntan.


Red sandalwood is mainly found in India where it is referred to as chandana. It is processed to obtain sandalwood powder.


Use red sandalwood for massage, reflexology and cosmetics. The cooling effect of red sandalwood calms the skin. If your skin suffers from uncomfortable irritated symptoms, use sandalwood oil to soothe them. To make your own red sandalwood oil, add red sandalwood powder to your favourite oil and let it sit overnight.