Pterocarpus santalinus L.f. Main specimen
Fabaceae
{ Human uses | Medicinal }

The heartwood of Pterocarpus santalinus is used for treating intrinsic heamorrhage, fracture, chronic fever, diarrhea, diabetes and skin diseases. (Sumy, Ved & Krishnan, FRLHT, 2000, Tropical Indian Medicinal Plants, propagation methods)

The fruits are astringent and tonic and the decoction is used to treat chronic dysentery and urethrorrhagia. (Arya Vaidya Sala, 1996, Indian Medicinal plants)

"There are three kinds of sandalwood, according to the Sanskrit writers - white, yellow and red. The red variety is considered astringent, tonic, and (a paste of the wood) is used as a cooling external application for inflammation and headache". (Basu & Kirtikar, 1918, Indian Medicinal Plants)