|Sandalwood, White Mysore Powder|
|Other names: mysore, sandal wood, sanders wood, white sandal, yellow sandal, Oud (middle east and north africa only)|
Uses: Mental calm, tranquility, meditation, insight, awareness, psychic development
Associations: Mercury, Air
Aroma: very smooth, light floral and balsam aroma
This is a good grade of sandalwood enhanced by Mysore sandalwood oil.
Sandalwood has been used for over 4 millennia in India and the Near East. It has a calming and stabilizing effect on the mind, body, and spirit, which is why it has been used in meditation by traditional Hindus and Buddhists for centuries. The wood itself has been used to carve images of the gods in the Near and Far East, as well as timber for temples. Sandalwood oil has been widely used as a traditional treatment for common colds, bronchitis, skin disorders, heart ailments, general weakness, fever, infection of the urinary tract, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, liver and gallbladder complaints and other maladies.
White Sandalwood is the same substance as Yellow Sandalwood, with different places using different names. Red Sandalwood, however, is a different species altogether.