The term sandal is derived from Medieval Latin sandalum, from late Greek sandanon and santalon, and from Sanskrit candana.
Sandalwood has been appreciated since ancient times, It was imported from India to Egypt, Greece and Rome. Sandalwood is used for religious purposes in incenses, in fragrances and as medicine. Sandalwood remains much in demand in modern perfumery.
Various types of sandalwood trees grow in different countries of tbe world. Among them are the following: