What are the benefits of Sandalwood?
Sandalwood: an ode to India. It is a legacy our forefathers have been carrying forward for ages. From being served as offerings to various gods and goddesses, to being used as an astringent in the ancient times, this little symbol of nostalgia has been a constant in Indian households since the dawn of time. We at Anahata uphold this celebratory tradition by incorporating all of sandalwood’s benefits and nourishment in our eco-friendly beauty products and worship items range.
In our little jars, we try to capture not only the timeless benefits this antiseptic ingredient offers, but also an essence of nature’s goodness. For centuries sandalwood has been used in Indian, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines for treating a range of health problems from headaches and stomach aches to certain eruptive skin diseases. It is often used as an anti-inflammatory because of its cooling and healing properties. Apart from its incorporation as a food enhancer in meals and beverages, it is also observed to be a part of early practices of aromatherapy which remain helpful for some even in today’s modern age. Further sandalwood plays its part in treating both physical and psychological complications; it has a vital role in decreasing high levels of anxiety and fighting against skin cancer cells.