International Journal of Phytology Research <p><strong>International Journal of Phytology Research</strong> is a peer-reviewed, refereed, and open-access journal that focuses on critical and creative research. It provides an open-access research journal platform for scholars and researchers to exchange their research results among professionals worldwide. This journal publishes research articles in all fields of Agriculture Science, Plant Science, Phytology, Agronomy, Botany, Horticulture, Forestry, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Natural Chemistry, Marine Plants Research, Pharmacognosy, and Phytochemistry, but are not limited.</p> <p> </p> Dzarc Publications en-US International Journal of Phytology Research 2583-0635 Whispers of the sacred wood: a comprehensive review of Santalum album <p><em>Santalum album</em>, commonly known as Indian sandalwood, is a highly valued species utilized for generations in traditional medicine, perfumery, and religious ceremonies. Renowned for its fragrant heartwood and essential oil, this review comprehensively analyzes <em>S. album</em>, covering its chemical composition, distribution, cultivation techniques, and botanical characteristics. The study delves into contemporary and ethnobotanical uses of sandalwood oil, highlighting its significance across various industries and medicinal properties. Additionally, it addresses the sustainable management strategies crucial for ensuring the species' long-term survival, considering the conservation challenges posed by overexploitation and habitat loss. Emphasizing the need for ongoing research and community involvement, the assessment underscores the importance of preserving and sustainably utilizing this invaluable resource.</p> Vasantha Venkat Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Vishal Johar Copyright (c) 2024 2024-04-05 2024-04-05 4 2 01 07