Folklore and history
In the renaissance era Sandarac was used to make varnish. It was made by melting the resin and adding linseed oil. Sandarac is a folk medicine in Morroco, and it is used to relieve cramps and bring an atmosphere of calm during childbirth. It is also used to make a liquor that is drank for relaxation and medicinal properties. Taking Sandarac internally was known for treating tapeworm and roundworm. It is still burnt in the Arabic world to treat a cold.
Use Sandarac resin as an incense, the resin can be blended or burnt alone on charcoal disks.
Sandarac consists of Sandaracopimaric acid, Sandaracopinmarinol, 4-epidehydroabietic acid.