L.P No: 13/2019/R


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is sandalwood?
Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and, unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. ... Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries.

Which sandalwood is best white or red?
Red sandalwood tree takes lot more years to grown than white sandalwood. Hence supply of red variety is much less than white. Another difference is red sandalwood does not possess aromatic properties of white pulp. However, both sandalwood a possess similar medicinal properties and are used in alternative medicines.

How do you farm at Sandalwood?
The ideal temperature for sandalwood tree growth is between 12° and 35°C. Soil Requirement of Sandalwood Cultivation:- Sandalwood trees can be grown in any well-drained soils having good organic matter. However, red sandy loam soils are best for their growth and yield.

What is the price of sandalwood per kg in India?
Today, it costs anywhere between Rs. 65,000 per kg (if it is extracted from smuggled wood) and Rs 1.5 lakh per kg. India has out priced itself from the market, while Australia has positioned itself as the dominant supplier of sandalwood and its oil.

What does sandalwood symbolize?
Sandalwood has a meaning and properties of making your mind calm. It is a sacred item that has been used in temples and shrines. This item can make you relax deeply and balance your feelings. By purifying your negative energy and make you feel more positive. ... A good smell of Sandalwood has been used for aromatherapy.

What is the weight of one sandalwood tree?
Mature sandalwood trees weigh around 100 kg, of which 20 kg is the aromatic heartwood, which in turn produces between 600-700ml of oil per tree.

What is sandalwood good for?
In both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, sandalwood oil is believed to be beneficial in treating both physical and mental disorders, including anxiety, bronchitis, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, gallbladder problems, high blood pressure, indigestion, insomnia, liver problems, low libido, sore throat, and urinary ...

Which part of the sandalwood tree contains oil?
An Indian sandalwood tree consists of: Heartwood, roots: Part of the stem containing the precious oil. Sapwood: Periphery of the stem, which contains no oil. Other parts of the tree: Branches, boughs, seeds etc.

What is the current price of sandalwood?
That move constricted supply and jacked up the price of Indian sandalwood oil. Today, it costs anywhere between Rs. 65,000 per kg (if it is extracted from smuggled wood) and Rs 1.5 lakh per kg.

What is the price of Chandan wood?
Andhra Pradesh government has fixed price of seized red sandalwood at Rs 10 lakh per ton. Going by the AP government prices the wood will cost at Rs 35 lakh.