A volatile oil distilled from the wood of Santalum album.

Properties : Oil of santal occurs as a pale yellow, somewhat thick liquid, having a peculiar aromatic odor, and a pungent, spicy taste. Readily soluble in alcohol, but practically insoluble in water.

Action and Uses: Oil of santal is a stimulant and antiseptic to the bronchial mucous membrane and especially to the mucous membranes of the genito-urinary tract. It is not employed in the treatment of respiratory diseases, but is used extensively in the treatment of gonorrhea. It is not suitable to the acute stages, but should be used in the subacute and chronic stages.

Dosage: 0.5 c.c. or 8 minims.