- What other names is Red Sandalwood known by?
- What is Red Sandalwood?
- How does Red Sandalwood work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Red Sandalwood.
Red sandalwood is used for treating digestive tract problems, fluid retention, and coughs; and for "blood purification."
In manufacturing, red sandalwood is used as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages.
Don't confuse red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus) with white sandalwood (Santalum album).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive tract ailments.
- Fluid retention.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of red sandalwood during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Red sandalwood might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking red sandalwood might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
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