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White sandalwood

Latin. Santalum album

Tibet. Tsenden karpo


Botanical Name Santalum album
English name White sandalwood
Tibetan Name Tsenden karpo
Parts Used Wood
Altitude and habitat
Pharmacological properties

Antiviral activity - shows to inhibit herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2.
Antibacterial activity
Anti-fungal activity
Anti-inflammatory activity
Antipyretic activity
Analgesic activity
Antispasmodic activity - helps to relax nerves, blood vessels and muscles.
Anti-acne activity - due to its wound healing and antimicrobial properties.
Expectorant activity - relieves cough.
Anti-ulcer activity

Hepatoprotective effect
Anti-arrhythmic activity
Cardioprotective effect - inhibits cardiac tissue damage by reducing lipid peroxidation.
Antioxidant activity - scavenges free radicals.
Memory enhancing effect - shows to enhance memory in amyloid protein induced memory loss.
Neuroleptic activity - exerts sedative effect of nervous system.

Ethnomedicinal uses

Gastrointestinal system:
Treats gastritis, enteritis and intestinal inflammations
Stops diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting
Relieves abdominal pain

Genitourinary system:
Treats cystitis, prostatitis, urinary tract infection, vaginitis
Treats premature ejaculation
Treats gonorrhea

Immune system and detoxification:
Treats respiratory tract infections
Treats epidemic diseases (flu, cold)
Expels cough and phlegm
Relieves inflammation of heart
Relieves muscle and skin inflammation
Relieves headache
Lowers fever
Relieves inflammation of liver and gall bladder
Purifies blood
Expels toxins and poisons
Heals wounds
Improves blood and lymph circulation and relieves stagnation
Relieves rheumatic disorders
Relieves trembling, paralysis and epilepsy

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