n these traditions, sandalwood oil has been used with other therapies to manage:
- the common cold
- urinary tract infections
- liver and gallbladder problems
- digestive problems
- muscle problems
- mental disorders
Growing these trees is quite easy. It requires good sunlight and tends to grow vertically, rather than in girth and reaches around 30 feet in height and 7 to 12 inches in diameter. It thus grows well in smaller spaces too.
The tree starts flowering after around seven years, and the tree trunk develops fragrant heartwood after 10 years.
Sandalwood saplings should be planted in well drained soil and watered frugally on alternate days. Reduce the volume of water as the years go by.
Use organic manure (once in 45 days) only. Sandalwood trees are semi-parasitic in nature. The roots of the tree gather nourishment from the roots of nearby shrubs and grasses, so don’t clear the ground around it.