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Santalum album L.

Group: Dicot
Family: Santalaceae - Sandalwood family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Sheto chandan

Tribal Name: Netha (Rakhaing), Netha (Tripura)

English Name: Sandalwood.

Description of the Plant:

Trees, branches dropping. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers in cymes, small, brownish purple. Fruits globose, black when ripe. Rare in hilly region.

Mode of Uses:

Extract prepared from stem, applied in the burning area and eczema (Rakhaing).

Extract prepared from stem mixed with long snail shell power and salt, this mixture is taken one tea spoonful twice daily until cured to treat cough (Tripura).


Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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