Botanic Name Santalum album
Family Santalaceae
English Name Sandal tree
Malayalam Name Chandanam
Sanskrit Name Chandana
Hindi Chandana
Habit  Tree
Description Small trees. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate. Flowers bisexual, reddish-purple, in axillary and terminal paniculate cymes. Fruit a drupe, globose; seed one
Distribution Peninsular India and Malesia
Habitat Dry deciduous forests, also grown in homesteads
System of medicine Ayurveda, Folk, Homeopathy and Unani
Parts Used Heartwood
Properties & uses: Cooling, sedative, diuretic and expectorant.