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  • Sappan wood, also known as East Indian redwood, comes from a tree that has both ornamental and medicinal properties.
  • Under natural conditions C. sappan grows mostly in hilly areas with clayey soil and calcareous rocks at low and medium altitudes.
  • Flowering of C. sappan can occur after 1 year of growth and usually during the rainy season, fruiting about 6 months later.
  • C. sappan is propagated by seed or cuttings which should be 2.5 cm diameter and 10 cm long.
  • Initially C. sappan grows straight but at about 2.5 m height, the branches start to droop and entwine with branches of nearby trees to form thickets, generally free from undergrowth.
  • Sappan wood possesses medicinal abilities as an anti-bacterial and for its anti-coagulant properties.
  • Sappan wood also produces a valued type of reddish dye called brazilin, used for dyeing fabric as well as making red paints and inks.
  • Sappan is a natural dye yielding medicinal plant. In India it is cultivated in gardens and nurseries as a live fence plant in parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal and nowhere is it found in the wild.
  • Sappan wood, coconut, pepper and areca nut serve major proportion of his agricultural income. Agriculture as a whole contributes to the 50 per-cent of his total income.
  • Badami et al reported that sappan heartwood had significant antioxidant activity, especially in the liver and kidney.
General Information
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  • Caesalpinia sappan
  • Sappan Wood FAQ
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  • Caesalpinia sappan - A tree species reference and selection guide

Company Profile & Suppliers

  • Company from Hongkong
  • Suppliers of Sappan Wood
  • Foreign Exporters & Manufacturers of Sappan Wood
  • Indian Exporters & Manufacturers of Sappan Wood
  • Supplier from India


  • Formation of Cu(II)–brazilin complex in the presence of DNA and its activities as chemical nuclease
  • Large-scale chemical dissection of mitochondrial function
  • The Ozone Fading of Traditional Chinese Plant Dyes
  • The Use of Dyes and Colored Varnishes in Wood Polychromy
  • Red lake pigments: linking analytical results to the recipes

Patent & Technology

  • Nutraceutical composition
  • Hair dye and hair-dyeing methods using the same
  • Anti-Inflammatory Compositions and methods of use
  • Tanning Cosmetics Containing Caesalpinia sappan . L Extract
  • Techniques in commercial cultivation, scientific harvesting and preservation of medicinal plants
  • Miraculous Beauty Fluid: Kumkumadi
  • Sappan Wood (Caesalpinia sappan; Su Mu) Powdered
  • Caesalpinia sappan Stem Powder Products
  • Sappan 12 100 tablets
  • Sappan Spice Tea
  • Herbal Toothpaste - 3 oz


  • The Antioxidant Activity of Caesalpinia sappan L. Heartwood in Various Ages
  • In Vitro Study for Inhibition of NO Production about Constituents of Sappan Lignum
  • Inhibition of Heinz Body Induction in an inVitro Model and Total Antioxidant Activity of Medicinal Thai Plants
  • HIV-1 protease inhibitory effects of some selected plants in Caesalpiniaceae and Papilionaceae families
  • Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors from the Heartwood of Vietnamese Caesalpinia sappan


  • Sappan, a natural dye yielding ornamental medicinal plant
  • Asia Partnership for Human Development(APHD)s Understanding of Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Rights
  • The History of Plant Use in Laos: Analysis of European Accounts of Plant Use for Primarily Religious and Medicinal Purposes

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