Pharmaceutical Name: Lignum Santati albi
Botanical Name: Santatum album L.
Common Name: Santalum, Sandal wood
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
Part Used: The heart-wood of sandalwood is cut into slices in the summer.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm
Meridians: Spleen, stomach and lung
1. To regulate qi in the spleen and stomach.
2. To dispel cold and stop pain.
1. Cold and qi stagnation manifested as epigastric and abdominal pain and vomiting with clear fluid. Sandalwood (Tanxiang) is used with Amomum fruit (Sharen) and Lindera root (Wuyao).
2. Angina pectoris and coronary heart disease. Sandalwood (Tanxiang) is used with Corydalis tuber (Yanhusuo) and Asarum herb (Xixin) in the formula Kuanxiong Wan.
Dosage: 1-3 g