|Sandalwood, Dark Powder|
Other names: Sandal wood, Sanders wood, sandal, Indian Sandalwood
Uses: Mental calm, tranquility, meditation, insight, awareness, psychic development
Associations: Mercury, Air
Aroma: Smooth balsam wood aroma with slight fruit notes
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.