Common Name: Raktachandana, Lalchandan, Ragat chandan
Botanical Name: Pterocarpus santalinus
Active Agents: Pterocarpol, santalin A, B pterocarptriol, pterocarpodiolone, lupenediol, pterostilbene, homopterocarpin
Uses of Red Sandalwood
Acne: Mix multani mitti, red sandalwood, tulsi, turmeric and neem in buttermilk or milk. Apply this face mask for clear, glowing skin.
Eczema: Mix equal quantities of manjishtha, red sandalwood, kuth (snow lotus) and turmeric. Make a paste with water and apply on the affected region.
Hyperpigmentation: Make a paste with a few drops of almond oil in fresh coconut milk and add red sandalwood powder. This is a great face mask for pigmentation.
Burns: Mix equal amounts of manjishtha, red sandalwood powder and add ghee to make a paste. Apply on affected regions.