Sandalwood Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Santalum album
  • Alternative Names: Indian Sandalwood
  • Botanical Family: Santalaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Alpha-santalol
  • Other Main Constituents: Beta-santalol, Alpha-bergamotol
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Wood

Antifungal and Ichthyotoxic Sesquiterpenoids from Santalum album Heartwood

Kim TH, Hatano T, Okamoto K, Yoshida T, Kanzaki H, Arita M, Ito H Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: In our continuing study on a survey of biologically active natural products from heartwood of Santalum album (Southwest Indian origin), we newly found potent fish toxic activity of an n-hexane soluble extract upon primary screening using killifish (medaka) and characterized α-santalol and β-santalol as the active components. The toxicity… Read more »

Positive Patch-Test Reactions to Essential Oils in Consecutive Patients: Results From North America and Central Europe

Warshaw EM, Zug KA, Belsito DV, Fowler JF Jr, DeKoven JG, Sasseville D, Maibach HI, Mathias CGT, DeLeo VA, Taylor JS, Fransway AF, Marks JG Jr, Pratt MD, Zirwas MJ, Geier J, Uter W Dermatitis, 2017 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Synthetic fragrances and natural essential oils (EOs) are used in perfumery and found in various cosmetics. Essential oils are also increasingly used to promote wellness. In previous studies, the sensitization potential of some EOs has been identified; however,… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Chemical composition analysis and in vitro biological activities of ten essential oils in human skin cells

Han X, Beaumont C, Stevens N, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Research on the biological effects of essential oils on human skin cells is scarce. In the current study, we primarily explored the biological activities of 10 essential oils (nine single and one blend) in a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast system that simulated chronic… Read more »

RNA-Seq analysis identifies key genes associated with haustorial development in the root hemiparasite Santalum album

Zhang X, Berkowitz O, Teixeira da Silva JA, Zhang M, Ma G, Whelan J, Duan J Frontiers in plant science, 2015 ABSTRACT: Santalum album (sandalwood) is one of the economically important plant species in the Santalaceae for its production of highly valued perfume oils. Sandalwood is also a hemiparasitic tree that obtains some of its… Read more »

Relationship Between Emotional Behavior in Mice and the Concentration of (+)-α-Santalol in the Brain

Satou T, Ogawa Y, Koike Kazuo Phytother Res, 2015 ABSTRACT: We previously reported finding anxiolytic-like activity for sandalwood oil after administration in mice. In this report, we further investigated the emotional behavior associated with inhaled or intraperitoneally administered (+)-α-santalol, the main component of sandalwood oil, in addition to examining whether pharmacological or neurological transfers are… Read more »

α- and β-Santalols Directly Interact with Tubulin and Cause Mitotic Arrest and Cytotoxicity in Oral Cancer Cells

Lee B, Bohmann J, Reeves T, Levenson C, Risinger AL Journal of natural products, 2015 ABSTRACT: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, with no major advancements in treatment over the past 40 years. The current study explores the biological effects of East Indian sandalwood oil (EISO) and… Read more »

The Effects of Aroma Foot Massage on Blood Pressure and Anxiety in Japanese Community-Dwelling Men and Women: A Crossover Randomized Controlled Trial

Eguchi E, Funakubo N, Tomooka K, Ohira T, Ogino K, Tanigawa T PloS one, 2016 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aroma foot massage on blood pressure, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (QOL) in Japanese community-dwelling men and women using a crossover randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Fifty-seven… Read more »