Published October 15, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Santali lignum rubrum, red sandalwood.
Red sandalwood consists of the heartwood of the trunk of Pterocarpus santalinus L. f. [Fam. Fabaceae], freed from sapwood, as well as preparations thereof.
Red sandalwood is used for ailments and complaints of the gastrointestinal tract, as a diuretic, astringent, for "blood purification" and for cough.
The therapeutic administration of red sandalwood cannot be recommended, since its effectiveness has not been documented.