Chandan Herb: Health Benefits, How To Use, And FAQ

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What Is Chandan?

Chandan herb is also known as “sandalwood” which is very effective in multiple diseases such as diabetes, urinary tract infection, vaginal infection, and renal disease.

Sandalwood comes from sandal trees which is considered a very holy tree in India, and only India is one the biggest producer of about 400 tones of sandalwood.

The Red Chandan tree only grows in India, (In 4 districts of the state of Andar Pradesh), due to which its price increases significantly.

So in this subject, we will know about Chanda/sandalwood, its health benefits, its multiple uses for skin, and more things.

Why Chandan Is So Expensive?

The Indian Chandan is one of the most expensive woods on the planet due to its:

  • Medical value
  • Making Beauty products
  • The aroma comes from the wood named heartwood inside this tree

Also, its oil has a very expensive price, which can be estimated in such a way that it sells 19 to 20,000 per/kg.

But why Chandan is so expensive?

Its price also depends on demand and supply, which means – demand is very high, and supply is very low.

Its high-quality, soft, creamy, and long-lasting smell. Also, production is also decreasing but its demand continues to increase.

NOTE: Just 1 tonne red Chandan price is around 1 crore, which means 1 kg red Chandan is around 20,000 to 25,000 Rs.

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Health Benefits

1. Wound heal

Chandan wood has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antipyretic, antidiabetic, and diuretic properties.

Which is very effective in treating colds, coughs, bronchitis, dysuria, and illness of the urinary parcel.

A study published by Dr. Hans Hatt said that – Skin has smell receptors, and when these receptors are exposed to sandalwood, where its fragrances and incense stick, the resulting changes in cell activity could work with wound healing.

2. Good for Diabetes Patients

What Ayurved says – Diabetes is a condition that happens because of the imbalance of Vata and Kapha dosha, and this imbalance leads to upset insulin levels in the body.

And Red Chandan wood helps manage diabetes by decreasing its early symptoms and keeping a normal sugar level.

What Today science says – Yes, Red Chandan wood helps in managing the signs of diabetes because of its antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties.

One study found that red sandalwood and its heartwood can also be used to manage blood sugar level, also prevent the damage of pancreatic cells, and promotes insulin hormones.

Both believe that Chandan wood proves to be very beneficial for diabetic patients, but before using make sure to consult the doctor first.

Learn More – Natural Ways To Prevent Pre-Diabetes And Diabetes

3. Enhance the Skin Health

Chandan wood gives multiple benefits to the skin with its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antiproliferative agents.

Reduce Sun Tan: Chandan wood is also known for its cooling effect which helps to get rid of tanning.

It also assists with a calming burn from the sun and has a cooling impact.

Reduce acne: white Chandan herb is also recommended by our mother for preventing acne, and it really works, due to its antibacterial properties.

When we applied it to the skin its attacks the toxic accumulations calming the internal layers of the skin almost instantly.

Brighten the skin: Its wood reduces dark spots, and dark spots are the major reason that prevents our skin from brightness due to visible dark spots.

Chanda wood brightens the skin due to ti its mild exfoliating properties.

4. Reduce Stress, and Anxiety

The rich earthy scent and warm Chandan oil also have the best medical anxiolytic properties, which make it extraordinary for decreasing tension.

A 2006 pilot study published by Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, found that getting sandalwood oil massage on the head may effectively reduce tension.

A pilot study is known as a small study that is preparation for a large study.

Researchers have revealed that sandalwood can reduce wakefulness and has a sedative effect, which promotes sleep RPM.

In addition, it is an ancient history that has been used in relaxation and anxiety relief.

5. Good for Hair Health

Sandalwood oil is highly significant in treating hair issues such as hair fall and dandruff.

Astringent agents of sandalwood are very impressive in reducing excessive sebum and enhancing hair shine hair, and growth.

A new study found that for people who face bald heads, massage with sandalwood oil into the scalp promotes hair growth in 6 days.

A laboratory test by German researchers on scalp tissue found that it encourages hair growth after just 1 week.

How To Use Sandalwood?

You can use it in powder form, stick, as a scent, add in your bath time, etc. they include:

1. Powder form: Take 1 to 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder, and then add a few drops of rose water, not too watery, just as a paste, and mix it well.

Then, apply it on your prone area, whether it is dark spots, acne, or simple, or dark circles.

After 15 minutes wash the face with clean water, and apply it 3 to 4 times a week.

If you see any side effects like red skin, irritation, or itching, make sure to reduce the days or avoid them.

2. Face fack: Make its powder form, then add 1 tbsp of sandalwood to 1 tbsp milk, and mix it well to make sure there are no bubbles.

Now apply it to your face, leave it for 15 mint, then wash it off with normal clean tap water.

If you using it for the first time, and if you see any irritation or itching, avoid it.

3. A lotion: You can also it as a lotion, just add 1 to 2 drops of sandalwood oil with a carrier oil, and apply it as a lotion on your skin, it glows your skin, and prevents sunburn.

FAQ (Frequent Question Answer)

1. Why are snakes wrapped around the Chandan tree?

Many people believe that snakes are attracted because of their fragrance, but that is not the truth, the truth is the Chandan tree has very effective cooling properties, compared to the other trees, which keep snakes and other animals cool.

And scientists have proved that snakes do not have the labour of smell.

2. Can I apply sandalwood overnight on my face?

You can apply a Chandan face pack overnight, but make sure don’t apply regular basis if you have sensitive skin.

3. Can we drink it?

Never drink it, by oil, or with any food, because it’s considered unsafe. it can cause:

  • Irritation
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • kidney damage
  • more serious issues

Instead, you can use it as a scent which is a great idea for relaxing the mind, and as a lotion on the skin.

4. How do know which one is real, and which one is fake?

Fake: It smells hard, a quick attack, and you may also get irritation and headache after smelling it again and again.

when you apply it to your forehead if this gives you irritation, or itching, which means – this is fake

Real: The smell – lean, you will want to smell it, again and again, no irritation, headache. the more you rub sandalwood the more you get the smell.

Apply its paste on your forehead as tika, and after a while, you get the cool effect, which means this is real.

5. How does Chandan smell?

Chandan wood smell – a woody scent, soft, and sweet smell, and because of its phenomenal fragrance, it’s used in the famous iconic brand in perfumes and colognes.

6. Which state is famous for growing Chandan?

About 80% of the sandalwood comes from Karnataka state, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, southern states.

In India currently produces approx 400 tones of Chandan annually.

Down Line

Red Chandan wood helps in managing the signs of diabetes because of its antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents.

Its oil is also very expensive because of its high-quality, soft, creamy, and long-lasting smell.

Apply its paste on your forehead as tika, and after a while, you get the cool effect, which means this is real.

CW is also known for its cooling effect which helps to get rid of suntan, and sunburn


Hello, I'm Sahil bisht, I am a Mechanical engineer, As well as, aspiring blogger with an obsession for health. This blog delicate to people who want to learn in health.

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