Sandalwood (Santalum album), or White Sandalwood, is a small tropical tree and the best known source of sandalwood. Its use is favored throughout sacred places in India as it promotes meditation with its sweet and captivating scent. Cultivated and commercialized in recent years, it is often found in the form of essential oil, appreciated for its fragrant and medicinal qualities. Its sweet, woody and slightly spicy fragrance is known to relieve anxiety.
Sandalwood essential oil is used in aromatherapy as nerve calming as well as to help relieve headaches, colds and cough.