Some Lesser Known Secrets About The Unusual Wood

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Sandalwood or Chandan is a well known aromatic wood that has been used in India for ages. It is widely used for its medicinal properties and aroma. Sandalwood oil which is produced in these trees is stored in the heartwood. 

This heartwood takes 15 years to develop in the sandalwood tree and it is the reason why it is very expensive. This essential oil is extracted through distillation and then used in the perfume market. 

The powdered form is used for making incense sticks and as an ingredient in the cosmetic industry Sandalwood is one of the primary ingredients used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines. 

In India, two types of Sandalwood, red and white are mostly used. The white sandalwood is aromatic and expensive.

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