Sandalwood. Santalum album.

Botanical name: 

Synonyms—Yellow Saunders, White Saunders.

Part Employed—The wood.


Fluid Extract of Sandalwood, not miscible with water. Dose, one-half to two fluid drams.
Sandal Oil, dose, ten minims.

Admistration—The oil of sandalwood is administered in doses of from ten to fifteen or even twenty minims three times daily. It is best given in a capsule, and soft gelatine capsules are prepared filled with the oil. It is also given in emulsion, but there are objections to this method of administration.

Therapy—The oil of santal is of service in the treatment of sub-acute and chronic inflammations of mucous surfaces, especially those wherein there is excessive secretion. In catarrhal bronchitis it is beneficial, quickly allaying irritation and reducing the excessive discharge.

It is in more general use in the treatment of gonorrhea after the subsidence of the acute or active inflammatory phenomena. It will be found of service in the treatment of protracted cases, and in gleet.

The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.