Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.belongs to Papilionaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Batarsi, Sandlan.
The English Names for this herb are Red Sandal Wood, Red Sanders.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Lal Chandan, Sandal Gaarha, Sandal Surkh.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Anti-bilious
  • Anti-dysenteric
  • Anti-emetic
  • Anti-gonorrhoeal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Astringent
  • Cardiac Tonic
  • Concoctive
  • Diaphoretic
  • Diuretic
  • Liver Tonic
  • Ophthalmic Tonic
  • Refrigerant
  • Repercussive
  • Resolvent
  • Sedative
  • Soothing
  • Stomachic
  • Styptic
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Oil of Pterocarpus santalinus Linn. are Skin Diseases, Fever, Biliousness, Piles, Boils, Hemicrania, Urethritis, Chronic Gonorrhoea, Bladder Inflammation, Eyesight Weakness.

    The Indications of Wood-Raspings of Pterocarpus santalinus Linn. are Fever, Bilious Affections, Eyelid Swellings, Boils, Palpitation, Inflammations, Headache, Cardiac Debility, Cardiac Heat, Bloody Diarrhoea, Skin Diseases, Bleeding Piles, Bilious Diarrhoea, Urinary Burning Sensation.

    The Indication of Legume of Pterocarpus santalinus Linn. is Chronic Dysentery.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Pterocarpus santalinus Linn..


    The Temperaments of Pterocarpus santalinus Linn. are 2nd order, cold, 3rd order,dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    DAWA-UL-MISK (Motadil Jawahirdar)Hamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    DAWA-UL-MISK MOTADIL (SADA)Hamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    Demagh AfroozAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    HAMDARD MAULLHAMHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    MA UL-HAYATHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN MUSSAFI-E- KHASHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN USHBAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH BARID SADAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH SHAIKH-UR-RAEESHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SAFIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Pterocarpus santalinus Linn. is used in the preparation of Arq Gazar Ambari, Arq Maul Jubn, Arq Maul Lahm Ambari Ba Nuskha Kalan, Arq Murakkab Musaffi Khun, Arq Shir Murakkab, Dawa-ul-Misk Har Sada, Dawa-ul-Misk Mo'tadil Jawahardar, Dawa-ul-Misk Mo'tadil Sada, Hab Musaffi Khun, Ma'jun Sangdana Murgh, Ma'jun Ushba, Mufarreh Barid Sada, Muffareh Mo'tadil, Qurs Sartan, Sherbet Anjbar compounds.


    Whole Herb5.000g - 7.000gN/A
    Oil5.000Drops - 20.000DropsN/A

    Herb's Description

    Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.. A small to medium sized deciduous tree, up to 11 m in height and 1.5 m in girth. Bark deeply cleft into rectangular plates, and exuding a deep red sap when cut, blackish-brown sapwood is white but heartwood claret-purple with streaks of purplish-black or almost black. Leaves generally imparipinnate, leaflets '3 or 5. Flowers yellow, borne in simple or sparingly branched racemes. Pods .woolly, central hard and long portion containing the seeds. Seeds smooth, coriaceous, reddish-brown

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India.. The plant has a very restricted natural range and grows typically on dry, hilly, often rocky ground and is occasionally found growing on precipitous hillsides.
    Odor: The odor of Wood-Raspings of Pterocarpus santalinus Linn. is Aromatic
    Wood-Raspings: Bitter


    No information regarding Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use may cause sexual weakness.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.. (work in progress)