Red Sandalwood Chips

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Red sandalwood is a fast-growing deciduous tree with a dense canopy that thrives in poor soils but requires a sunny position and cannot tolerate frost. The tree gains most of its height in the first three years, reaching a maximum of 25-30 feet.

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information at a glance

active compoundsPterostilbenes , pterolinus K and L , santalin A and B, savinin, calocedrin.
plant part usedwood

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaDark red with a woody, slightly sweet aroma.
flavor profileMildly sweet with a hint of smoky flavor.


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cosmeticAdd to soaps and scrubs, or infuse in oil for use in making creams, salves and other skin care products. A hot water infusion may be used as a toner and astringent.
decorativeUse red sandalwood chips in herbal displays and potpourri mixes.
culinaryA tea may be made from the chips.
aromaticBurn red sandalwood chips as incense, alone or in combination with other botanicals.
industrialRed sandalwood is used as a flavoring and coloring agent in the food, beverage, cosmetic, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries. The wood is also used to make furniture, wind instruments, decorative jewelry and storage boxes and other items.
safetyRed sandalwood is deemed “likely safe” taken internally or used externally in moderate amounts. However, the activity of the wood’s constituents suggest that internal use of this herb may increase the effects of diuretic drugs and medications that regulate blood sugar. Consult your health care practitioner before using this herb if you have a chronic condition or take prescription medications. Do not give to children or use while pregnant or nursing.

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