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Introducing Agarwood Gaharu

Posted On August 21, 2017 at 2:39 am by / No Comments

Agarwood, Gaharu, Chén-xīang (沉香), Jin-koh (沈香), or Oud (عود) is the most precious wood in the world. It is even called “Wood of Gods”. The use of gaharu is dated as early as 600 AD in various Kingdoms of the world by the Emperor, Royal Families, Noblemen and the Wealthy for medicinal, fragrant and spiritual purposes. Due to the rarity and high price of gaharu, the nature reserve of gaharu producing species (Aquilaria) has been compulsively harvested and caused the Aquilaria species to be enlisted in the Endangered Species list in CITES subsequently causing shortage and inconsistency of the world supply.

 

Traditionally, the bark, root and heartwood of this evergreen gaharu tree are used for their medicinal properties as a folk medicine to treat inflammation, arthritis, vomiting, cardiac disorders, cough, asthma, leprosy, anorexia, headache and gout. Recent scientific study has further confirmed the values handed down by generations on the medicinal properties of gaharu as a medicinal plant under traditional folk medicine. With these scientific facts, a treēsure is discovered.

 

The following species of Aquilaria produce agarwood:

 

•Aquilaria khasiana, found in Pakistan & India.

•Aquilaria apiculina, found in Philippines.

•Aquilaria acuminata, found in Papua New

Guinea, Indonesia & Philippines

•Aquilaria baillonil, found in Thailand and

Cambodia

•Aquilaria baneonsis, found in Vietnam

•Aquilaria beccariana, found in Indonesia

•Aquilaria brachyantha, found in Malaysia

•Aquilaria crassna found in Cambodia,    Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam

•Aquilaria cumingiana, found in Indonesia and Malaysia

•Aquilaria filaria, found in New Guinea,

the Moluccas, and Mindanao(Philippines)

•Aquilaria grandiflora, found in China

•Aquilaria hirta, found in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia

•Aquilaria malaccensis, found in Malaysia, Thailand, and India.

•Aquilaria microcapa, found in Indonesia and Malaysia

•Aquilaria rostrata, found in Malaysia

•Aquilaria sinensis, found in China

•Aquilaria subintegra, found in Thailand

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