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

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 »