Cystitis or bladder inflammation is the most common type of urinary tract infection mainly caused by bacteria.  Antibiotics(1) are not the only way to treat cystitis. The bladder inflammation(2) can develop when the bacteria enters the urethra and move into bladder. The common symptoms of cystitis are strong smell in urine, frequent urge to urinate, blood in urine, cramping in abdomen or back, sensation of bladder fullness, pain during sexual intercourse. Here is the home remedy to treat cystitis(3) .

Take sandalwood grind and make paste, mix one teaspoon of the paste in 100 ml water and drink. Repeat once daily continuously for a month to treat cystitis.

How does sandalwood treat cystitis?

Sandalwood paste has anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties in it. Thus, makes sandalwood as a good remedy to treat cystitis. Same like sandalwood paste, add few drops of sandalwood oil in ginger tea(4) to ease the symptoms of UTI and cystitis.

Sandalwood in other languages

It is scientifically called as Santalum album, Santhanam in Tamil, Chandan ka tel in Hindi, Santhanam in Telugu, Aceite de sandal in Spanish, and Minyak cendana in Malay.

Sandalwood powder health benefits

This natural herb provides relief from lot of health disorders such as stomach ache, headache, acne, itching, leukoderma(5), fever and so on. Let’s see the most popular benefits of sandalwood powder. 

Prevents pimples

Pimples are common skin disorder faced by the people presently. Pimples can be easily cured with sandalwood powder. Mix the one teaspoon of sandalwood powder in water and make paste. Apply this paste on pimples area. Leave it 30 minutes and wash off. Repeat twice daily. Sandalwood paste uproots the skin layers illness and offer refreshing as well as beautiful skin. Sandalwood contains antimicrobial property(6) which is very effective in treating skin problems. This paste can also be applied on face as a face pack.

Eliminates blackheads

To remove blackhead spots, blemish spots or injury spots simply apply sandalwood powder to remove the mark easily. Take one teaspoon of butter and rose water, 2 teaspoons sandalwood powder, one teaspoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients well. Apply and gently massage on the blackheads(7) and scars every day. Regular application of this paste for a period of 12 to 15 days gives great output.

Clears sun tan

Tanning is common, but it looks unpleasant. Try this simple method to heal sun tan. Take half cucumber, one teaspoon curd, rose water and sandalwood powder. Add to blender, grind and make a suntan(8) cream. Apply this cream and massage it over the tanned area. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash off with chilled water. Repeat until the tanning disappears completely.

Relieves itching and irritation

Itchy skin layer is definitely frustrating and unpleasant. Sandalwood powder has the ability to heal the skin irritation and itchiness and makes the skin soft. Sandalwood contains herbal oil naturally, thus reduces skin itching and gives calming effects on the skin.

Prevents aging

Sandalwood powder is one effective natural remedy to reduce signs of aging, as it reduces the damage caused by free radicals. Take one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of sandalwood powder and one egg yolk. Mix sandalwood powder and honey into a paste. Now, add egg yolk to the paste and mix it well. Apply this on the face as a pack and leave it for an hour. After one hour, wash off with cold water. Regular application of this paste improves the skin elasticity(9) and prevents skin from sagging.

Great health tonic

An essential oil made from sandalwood powder is considered a very good health tonic for kids and adults. The oil has soothing effect which cures stomach and digestive disorders(10), calms the nervous system and keeps internal organs functioning in harmony and without any abnormalities.

Cures ulcer

Research have proved that sandalwood components can stop and control the building of stomach ulcer. Take a teaspoon of sandalwood powder or a few drops of sandalwood oil. Mix with warm milk and drink. Regular consumption provides protection from ulcer as well as infections developed in the gullet, renal tracts (11), digestive tracts, and throat.

Relieves headache

To relieve headache, take 10 to 15 basil leaves and two teaspoons of sandalwood powder. Crush the leaves and mix sandalwood powder in the extract. Apply this paste on the forehead. This is an excellent home remedy to ease head pains and lessen fever certainly.

Cut down stress and anxiety

Sandalwood essential oil(12) acquired from sandalwood has gentle fragrance thus reduces stress, depression and allow the brain to rest. Take few drops of sandalwood oil, mix with coconut oil. Apply this oil on scalp and massage gently. As sandalwood oil is sedative in nature, it calms the nervous system. Also eliminates fear, tension, stress, anxiety, agitation and so on.

 Follow the below simple steps and know how to treat cystitis or bladder inflammation with sandalwood.

How to treat cystitis with sandalwood – DIY

  • Sandalwood
  • 100 ml Water
  1. To make the drink, use sandalwood and water.
  2. Add some water to a grinding stone.
  3. Grind sandalwood on the grinding stone.
  4. Gather the sandalwood paste.
  5. Add one teaspoon of sandalwood paste to 100 ml water.
  6. Mix it well.
  7. Drink is done.

Drink continuously for a period of one month to treat cystitis.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.