Commonly referred to as ‘Old Mountain’ Sandalwood, Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) is perhaps the most revered medicine of ancient times. It was first recorded as a medicine in the Charaka Samhita, the first documented Ayurveda materia medica. Modern science has recognized Sandalwood for its antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Misra and Dey (2012) reported the MIC against S. aureus as 0.087, and E. coli at a very respectable 0.156, while Hire and Dhale (2012) characterized Sandalwood Oil’s Zone of Inhibition against E. coli at 22mm. From an anti-viral perspective, Treatment of cold sores and genital warts induced by the infection of HSV-1 or HSV-2 was effectively achieved by delivery of therapeutically active doses of Sandalwood oil (Singh and Nulu, 2010).
Sandalwood provides formulators with anti-inflammatory opportunities. Purified α-santalol and β-santalol were found to suppress lipopolysaccharide-induced production of eicosanoids, prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane B2, mimicking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Sharma et al., 2014). Establishment of large scale Sandalwood (Album) plantations in Australia commenced in the early 2000s. These plantations are providing the world with a sustainable and traceable supply of Indian Sandalwood. This new production, combined with Australia’s production of native Santalum spicatum oil, undisputably establishes Australia as largest producer of Sandalwood Oils in the world.Down Under offers customers a traceable and sustainable source of Indian Sandalwood Oil, complying with ISO 3518:2002, with the comfort of knowing your Sandalwood Oil is produced with 100% compliance with global benchmarks for workplace labor practices.
Santalum Album Wood Oil