21. Santalaceae.—Sandalwood family.

Botanical name: 

116. Santalum album, N.F.—Sandalwood.

Fig. 65. Santalum album Related entry: Santalum rubrum

116. SANTALUM ALBUM, N.F.—SANDALWOOD. The wood of San'talum al'bum Linné, and other species of Santalum. It comes in billets from 100 to 150 mm. (4 to 6 in.) in diameter, or in split slices; color varying, yellowish, whitish, or brownish; it has only a feeble taste, but an aromatic odor, particularly when rubbed or in powder. Contains from 1 to 4 per cent. of volatile oil.

116a. OLEUM SANTALI, U.S.—OIL OF SANTAL. A yellowish, somewhat thick volatile oil, having a peculiar, strongly aromatic odor, and a pungently aromatic taste. It is a valuable remedy in inflammation of the mucous membrane, used especially in gonorrhea and bronchitis. Its principal use is. in the manufacture of perfumery. Dose: 10 to 30 drops (0.6 to 2 Gm.) administered usually in capsule.

A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.