The most fragrant Chinese medicine -sandalwood

Since ancient times, sandalwood has occupied a sacred position in the hearts of Chinese people, and the use of sandalwood is widely used. But as a medicine, everyone may really do not know much about this Chinese medicinal material.

Chinese medicine says sandalwood

Sandalwood, it has a strong aroma, the aroma of sandalwood has a good effect on alleviating mood, sedation, soothing emotions, and helping sleep. The category of Chinese medicine belongs to: qi medicine. Sandalwood is spicy and warm; Alias: white sandalwood, white sandalwood, rosette, real sandalwood, bath incense. Medicinal parts: The heart material of the trunk; the medicinal material is a cylindrical wood segment with different lengths. Or vertical cracks, the cross section is brownish yellow, showing oil traces; the brown annual wheel is obvious or unknown, and the texture is smooth and straight. The quality is solid and it is not easy to break. The qi is fragrant, and the aroma is stronger when burning; the taste is light, and the chewing is slightly spicy.


In the temperature, analgesic relieving pain. Used for cold qi stagnation, chest pain, abdominal pain, and less stomach pain; coronary heart disease, angina pectoris.



Oral: decoction, 1.5 to 3g, followed; External use: appropriate amount, grinding juice.

“Compendium of Materia Medica” records: “Treatment of 膈 《《《《《《《《《《《《《《《, wash with pulp every night, make red, grind the juice.” Clinically, it is mainly used for cold qi stagnation, uncomfortable chest diaphragm, heartache, heartache, abdominal pain, and less vomiting.

Sandalwood mainly contains volatile oil. Modern pharmacological studies have shown that sandalwood has the effects of anti -myocardial ischemia, diastolic blood vessel smooth muscle, antibacterial and calmness.

Sandalwood usage is diverse

Sandalwood trees are a semi -parasitic plant. It has a very slow growth rate. It can grow up in about decades. It is also one of the most slow -growing trees in the world. The height of the sandalwood tree after adulthood can reach more than ten meters. Sandalwood can actually be divided into many types. Among them, white sandalwood, dawn, and rosewood are common. These are distinguished according to the color of sandalwood. It is also more commonly used. With the improvement of economic level, people pay more and more attention to health.

Sandalwood is welcomed by people because of its unique medicinal value. Especially the popular food therapy, such as:


Sandalwood tea


Sandalwood can be used to make tea, sandalwood, and olive olive ingredients and drink tea together, which can achieve the effect of clearing the lungs and reducing fire.

The specific method is to clean the sandalwood and green tea together, and then put it in a cup and brew with boiling water. After about ten minutes, you can drink it directly. At the same time, you can add other Chinese medicines such as fat sea, watermelon cream.

Sandalwood Ganoderma porridge

In addition to making tea, sandalwood can also be used to cook porridge.

The most common is sandalwood ganoderma porridge. It has the role of improving human immunity, preventing insomnia, and calmness. And the production method is very simple. Put 25 grams of ganoderma and sandalwood in the pot and fry the medicinal solution, add the sink rice to cook together until porridge.


When cooking porridge, you can put an appropriate amount of sandalwood, which is both nourishing and delicious.

Can also be used like this

Generally, sandalwood is taken for decoction, and the amount of dosage is enough between 1 and 2 money. In addition to the use of decoction, sandalwood can also be used to make pills or pills. Just apply it directly to the affected area when needed.

Sandalwood side effects

Although the use of sandalwood on science has a good health effect on the body, it is necessary to use it carefully to avoid affecting physical health.

People with yin deficiency and fire must not use sandalwood. Du Bao’s “Big Career Record” talks about the benefits of sandalwood. You can do “sandalwood drink”, and he can replenish thirst. It can be used to cure the disease, but it will also “fire and consume gas”, so people with yin deficiency and fire cannot be used. The original text is this: “Sui has a masterpiece of the Master of the Sui Shushou; the Wuxiang Drinking, Agarwood Drink, Sandalwood, Lilac Drink, Zelan Drink, and Gan Song drink, all of which are mainly fragrant. Reproduce thirst, and replenish people. But this fire consumes gas.

In addition, it should be noted that sandalwood has a certain impact on pregnant women. Long -term use has the possibility of abortion, so try to contact Honoline as little as possible during pregnancy. At the same time, no aromatherapy treatment of sandalwood can be accepted in the early stages of pregnancy. It is best not to use the skin care products containing sandalwood essential oil ingredients. The sandalwood component is relatively mild, and occasionally used is not a big deal, but for a long time, it has a very serious impact on the fetus.


Sandalwood, as one of the four major incense materials of incense, has a wide range of uses and high economic value. It is used in aroma, medicinal, and materials. It is known as “green gold” and “king of spices”.

During the Southern Song Dynasty, when Lu You read a book, he always liked to burn incense. He had a poem: “The official body often owes reading debts, and Lumi does not provide for sale. According to statistics, he wrote hundreds of poems for incense in his life, such as “Feng Ying Flying Flowers Full of Gallery, Xiao Ranwu Burning incense” expresses a little bit of fragrance, “wants to know the day of the day,” “Taste life in the aroma, and also uses it to express his ambition. Even if Ling Lingluo had no money to drink, he did not forget to burn incense, showing his love for incense.

Another poet who loves incense is a talented daughter Li Qingzhao. The important image of love is the tenderness and romance hidden in the lines. After her husband leaves, the incense is a tool for her sorrow, a way of pining acacia, and a way to fill the lonely inner loneliness.

The history of the Chinese incense can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period. Of course, at that time, the purpose of people burning incense was more clear to expel mosquito, except the turbid gas in the living environment, brought comfort to their living environment, and removed the spread and trouble of disease.



Diwen / Pharmaceutical Department Li Songmei

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