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Element Associations: Fire + Earth
Planetary Associations: Venus + Jupiter
Astrological Associations: Sagittarius
Chakra Associations: Root
Energy: Masculine/Expressive
Magical Properties: Trancework, Meditation, Kabbalah, Success + Prosperity, Protection, Negativity Remover
Healing Properties: Soothes Digestive Tract, Fluid Retention, Anti-Inflammatory

Use Red Sandalwood to remove negativity, increase opportunities and bring success. Red sandalwood is a popular incense wood, often burned during spells for protection, healing & exorcism. As an amplifier, red sandalwood can be added to any magical working to increase potency. 

Actually unrelated to the Santalum (Sandalwood) family, Pterocarpus santalinus (Red Sandalwood) is a tree native to Southern India. Different from white sandalwood (Santalum album), red sandalwood lacks the intense aromatic properties of it's step-brother. Despite this, the two different plants possess similar healing and medicinal properties. For example, both are used to treat disorders of the skin, and used to increase fluid retention. The red sandalwood tree takes much longer to grow and become hardwood, making it's supply much more limited than that of it's cultural counterpart. 





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