Cendana, or sandalwood fragrance, sandalwood is producing trees and sandalwood oil. The wood is used as spices, incense ingredients, aromatherapy, fragrance mix, and bayonet dagger (sheath). A good timber can store the aroma for centuries. It is said that in Sri Lanka this wood is used for body membalsam king's daughters since the 9th century. In Indonesia, this wood is found in East Nusa Tenggara, especially on the island of Timor, although it is now found also in Java and Nusa Tenggara islands other.
Sandalwood is a parasitic plant early in life. Kecambahnya require the host tree to support its growth, because the roots themselves are not capable of supporting life. Because of this prerequisite is difficult sandalwood is cultivated or cultured.
Fragrant sandalwood (Santalum album) is now very rare and very expensive. Wood from Mysoram area in southern India is generally considered the best quality. In Indonesia, sandalwood from Timor also greatly appreciated. Instead, aromatherapy and perfume experts using jenggi sandalwood (Santalum spicatum). Both types of wood are different concentrations of the chemicals they contain, and therefore also different levels of fragrance.
Sandalwood is considered as an alternative medicine to bring people closer to God. Base oils of sandalwood, which is very expensive in its pure form, is used primarily for Ayurvedic healing way, and to relieve anxiety.
For products of sandalwood prayer beads brought home souvenirs from kupang East.