Lal Chandan (aka. Red Sandalwood)is a red wood obtained from the Pterocarpus genus. Native to India, this wood is highly prized in China for furniture making due to its red hue. Some sources list the tree as another source of resin commonly known as 'Dragon's Blood', though we have yet to see resin of any kind available. Though the wood is commonly employed ritualistically by Brahamin in India, we find the aroma of the burned wood quite unremarkable when compared with sandalwood from the Santalum genus. The smoke of burning Lal Chandan is similar to traditional sandalwoods, though with a pronounced lack of the fragrant essential oils that make Indian Sandalwood so valuable. That being said, Lal Chandan works decently for extending incense mixture and for cosmetic purposes. It is associated with the Earth element and Venus is thought to be its celestial body.
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