Sandalwood is a native of India, and it refers to sandalwood and evergreen broad-leaved trees grown in the tropics. Sandalwood incense has a soft and clear scent and the characteristic of burning it in a fire is that the scent becomes more intense. Due to these characteristics, it has been widely used as a medicine to purify the mind since ancient times, and it is said that it has been widely used as a perfume and aroma. In addition, it has been used as a main ingredient in Jehotang, a traditional Korean drink and a refreshing drink that quenches thirst.
Sandalwood incense has been widely used in religious ceremonies not only in Korea but also in many Asian countries such as India, and has been widely used as a fragrance therapy to heal the body and mind. Ayurveda, known as the essence of ancient Indian traditional medicine, and Donguibogam, a medical book compiled by Heo Jun, have records of its efficacy, and its excellent efficacy has been recognized over a long period of time. Now, let’s check the effect of sandalwood in more detail.
The main benefits of sandalwood
1. nervous stability
The most representative effect of sandalwood is that it calms the nerves and clears the mind. It is said to have a calming effect on nervous and anxious mind, as well as help relieve excessive tension and mental stress.
It is also known to have a good effect on calming the nervous system’s excitability and stabilizing the sympathetic nervous system to calm various symptoms such as intense anger and emotional ups and downs. Through this series of actions, it helps to prevent and alleviate various symptoms such as depression, panic disorder in which intense and intense anxiety is suddenly felt, and Hwa-byeong, which causes symptoms such as chest tightness and suffocation due to inability to quench accumulated anger. It is known to give
2. Improves insomnia
Sandalwood’s excellent neuro-stabilizing effect is said to have a good effect on alleviating the symptoms of insomnia, which is aggravated by nervous system tension. If insomnia symptoms of not getting enough sleep continue, it causes drowsiness, fatigue, and decreased motivation during the waking daytime, which interferes with daily life and is the main cause of lowering the quality of life. Based on the excellent sedative action of sandalwood, it is said to have a beneficial effect on improving the symptoms of insomnia and sleep disorders, which are easily caused by nervous irritability, psychological stress, and environmental changes.
3. Skin Health
Sandalwood is said to be effective in preventing dry skin by softening the skin and replenishing insufficient moisture. In addition, it has excellent benefits in sterilization as well as inhibiting inflammation, so it is reported that it improves the symptoms of various skin troubles, and helps prevent and relieve symptoms of skin diseases such as dermatitis.
4. Blood circulation
Sandalwood is known to be effective in promoting blood circulation, which facilitates blood flow. This blood circulation-enhancing effect also helps to relieve symptoms caused by congestion, which is a condition in which venous blood collects in tissues or organs in the body, and is said to have a beneficial effect on reducing swelling caused by blood circulation disorders.
5. Gastrointestinal health
Sandalwood is known to have beneficial effects on the stomach and facilitate digestion. It is said to have a good effect on improving symptoms such as indigestion and abdominal pain caused by digestive disorders.
It is also said to be effective in preventing various inflammatory diseases that occur in the stomach and intestines due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, sandalwood also helps to relieve the symptoms of back pain, and it is said to have a beneficial effect on relieving muscle spasms. Relieving sore throat and frequent coughing are also among the main benefits of sandalwood.