Sandalwood is one of nature’s perfect miracles when it comes to healing starting from cancer as the essential oil of the tree that is tapped from the centermost area of its trunks and roots is a time-tested remedy for preventing tumors and their associated cancers. The sandalwood oil remains among the most powerful anti-inflammatory and chemo-protective serums available.
There were some interesting observations about its chemo-protective effects in a study from 1997 published in the European Journal of Cancer prevention. Sandalwood is rich in sesquiterpenes and thus has been used by traditional herbalists to make healing skin pastes. One of the uses may have been in the treatment of skin papillomas. Sandalwood oil decreased papilloma frequency by 67%, thus according to the authors it may be an effective way to protect against skin cancer.
Another recently published paper (Chinese Medicine journal) identified sandalwood’s anti-cancer potential alongside that of a related oil, frankincense which operate in coordinated, but distinct ways. They both promote cancer cell death and inhibit cancer cell potency. The latter effect is where sandalwood oil really got to show off its power, halting the viability of two particular cells implicated in human bladder cancers: J82 and UROtsa. Sandalwood, just like frankincense oil, was shown to activate certain signaling pathways in order to fight against these cells, but its mode of achieving this was found to be distinct from its partnered oil. Heat shock proteins and histone core proteins were activated by frankincense essential oil, whereas negative regulation of protein kinase activity and G protein-coupled receptors were activated by sandalwood essential oil treatment. Frankincense essential oil elicited selective cancer cell death via NRF-2-mediated oxidative stress, sandalwood essential oil induced non-selective cell death via DNA damage and cell cycle arrest.
There were volume-to-volume oil ratios of 1,400-600 dilution for frankincense and 16,000-7,000 dilution for sandalwood used by scientists for the research. If you try to treat any cancer form by using essential oils, first consult a physician.
Sandalwood is one of nature’s perfect miracles when it comes to healing starting from cancer as the essential oil of the tree that is tapped from the centermost area of its trunks and roots is a time-tested remedy for preventing tumors and their associated cancers. The sandalwood oil remains...