Red Sandalwood Shavings – Pterocarpus santalinus


Red Sandalwood Shavings

Pterocarpus santalinus

Also known as Rakta Chandana

100 grams

Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus) has been used for over 4000 years 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. Burn Red Sandalwood shavings or use in sachets and baths. Sprinkle areas to cleanse of negativity. The wood is not aromatic however.

Red sandalwood, also known as Rakta Chandana, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an antiseptic and wound-healing agent.The shavings tend to be used in ritual.  Red sandalwood is used in soap to yield a dark maroon to purple colour.

Some people like to drink it as a herbal tea for its rather bitter taste.It is antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, tonic, aphrodisiac, and diaphoretic

Red Sandalwood comes from an entirely different species (Pterocarpus Santalinus), to the Sandalwood known for its beautiful essential oil (Santalaceae Santalum) and is related to the legume family, and grows in the Caribbean and Indonesia as well as India. It is used to balance digestion and skin health, and also helps balance purification through the sweat glands and skin.

Weight 0.1 kg
Best Before

December 2026


Summer 2023

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