Principal Proposed Uses
- Supportive treatment of Urinary Tract Infections
Other Proposed Uses
- Peptic Ulcers
- Skin Conditions
What Is Sandalwood Used for Today?
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/18/2014 -