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Sandalwood is a medium
sized evergreen tree with almost drooping branches dark rough bark and
sweet scented, fragrant mature wood. Sandalwood is very much indigenous
to India. It is cultivated in the states of Karnataka & Tamilnadu
and also grows wild in forests of southern India.
This species is widely
scattered in China, India, Indonesia (Timor, Sumba and Flores and
planted in Java and Bali), the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Philippines and
Sandalwood yields an
essential oil. This oil is used to produce soaps, perfumes incense stick
cosmetics, beauty aids, medicines. High priced decorative dolls &
ornamental pieces are made out of Sandalwood.
Over 90 per cent of
India's sandalwood is grown in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
USA and France are the
two largest importers of Indian sandalwood oil. The market in the Soviet
Union has collapsed and imports into the Middle East are