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Pterocarpus Santalinus(Red Sandal Wood)

Common Name: Red Sandal Wood, Ruby Wood, Raktachandana.
Plant name: Pterocarpus Santalinus.

Chemical constituents: stem bark extract revealed the presence of alkaloids, phenols, saponins, glycosides, flavonoids, triterpenoids, sterols and tannins, whereas the leaf extract showed positive tests to phenols, saponins flavonoids, triterpenoids and tannins. Santalin,Santal, Pterocarpin, and Homopterocarpin are present..

Red sandle  is an astringent and a cooling agent.
It is used in the treatment of pimples, acne, wrinkles.
It is used in several skincare preparations.
 It us also used internally in chronic bronchitis, gonorrhoea and gleet.
 used in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-septic, wound healing agent and anti-acne treatment.
 The paste of the wood is used as a cooling external application for inflammations and headache.
 A decoction of fruit is used as an astringent tonic in chronic dysentery.

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