Sandalwood oil has a relaxing effect on the nerves and may be used for hot, agitated emotional states that lead to conditions such as headache, insomnia and nervous tension. Sandalwood is recommended for the treatment of respiratory tract infection, especially when soothing, demulcent effects are required. It is recommended for chronic bronchitis involving a chronic dry cough. Sandalwood oil has traditionally been used for the treatment of genitourinary tract infections such as cystitis and gonorrhoea. An astringent oil and helps to restore the mucous congestion. As for skin treatment, when applied to the skin, Sandalwood oil is soothing, cooling and moisturising and primarily used for dry skin conditions caused by loss of moisture and skin inflammations. It may be used to relieve eczema and psoriasis and for the treatment of oily skin and acne.