agarwood essential oil | 5ml
Escentia Agarwood Pure Essential Oil has been used for anointing and in sacred oud oil blends. It has also been used in treatment of various skin ailments and for cirrhosis of the liver, as well as a diuretic. Agarwood said to demand a higher price than gold. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for neuro-muscular conditions, pleurisy, anemia, halitosis, impotence, blood impurities, urinary infections, indigestion, skin problems and bed wetting.
This precious wood and its oud oil have a deep spiritual history and significance, and they are mentioned in the oldest spiritual texts – the Sahih Muslim, the Charaka Samhita, the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, the Sushruta Samhita, Islamic scriptures and the Gospel. It is said that Buddha described the burning fragrance of Agarwood as the “scent of Nirvana” (the state of attaining Divinity). Additionally, the string of 108 beads in Buddhism is made up of Agarwood. The Bible also mentions that Jesus Christ was scented with Aloeswood (Agarwood). It is also said that the Samurai warriors used Agarwood smoke to perfume their armor as a lucky charm before going into the battle, and the celebrated king of France, King Louis XIV, had his garments washed in a blend of water boiled with Agarwood and rose for lasting fragrance and energy.
Product Specifications: Agar is a limb of the Thymelaeaceae plant family and the most popular among the 15 species of this plant variety are Aquilaria agallocha, Aquilaria sinensis, Aquillaria crassna and Aquilaria malaccensis. The resinous fragrance is created when a parasite fungus, phialophora parasitica, infects the Agarwood tree. It is after the attack that the tree begins to naturally produce an aromatic resin deep within the heartwood. Until infection, the heartwood in the tree has no medicinal properties but once a fungal infection (phialophora parasitica) takes hold of the tree, the tree responds by producing a protective resin which saturates the heartwood and the roots. This resin is informally known as liquid gold. After many years the amount of resin that the tree has produced increases the density of the wood so much that when it is floated on water it sinks. The Japanese call Agarwood, jinkoh, ‘the wood that sinks.’
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Agarwood has been used in Chinese medicine for abdominal pain and smallpox: Agarwood has been noted for its use as a complex ointment for smallpox and for various abdominal complaints. It has also been used as a liniment for the treatment of various skin diseases, and in the treatment of lung and stomach tumors. When used in aromatherapy, agarwood oil may help to treat anxiety, stress, depression and other nervous system disorders.
Agarwood is said to exhibit the following properties:
- Stimulant – quickens physiological function
- Tonic – strengthens the body
- Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation
- Aphrodisiac – increases sexual desire
- Analgesic – relieves pain
- Diuretic – stimulates the production of urine
- Anti-arthritic – combats arthritis
- Antimicrobial – kills or resists pathogenic microorganisms
- Carminative – settles the digestive system and relieves gas
- Febrifuge – combats fever
- Digestive – aids digestion of food
- Expectorant – loosens mucus in the respiratory tract and aids expulsion
- Muscle relaxant – eases tension in muscles
- Demulcent – protects mucous membranes and calms irritation
- Emmenagogue – stimulates menstrual flow
- Antipruritic – relieves or prevents itching
- Stomachic – digestive aid and tonic, improves appetite
technique of extraction method:
It takes 70kg of heartwood to produce a mere 20 ml of the essential oud oil, and it’s estimated that only 2% of wild ‘agar’ trees produce this resin. The wild crafted Agarwood undergoes several rounds of steam distillation which produces different grades of oud oil of varying strength. The most prominent chemical constituents of Agarwood oil are agarol (sesquiterpene), aquillochin (couinarinolignan), α- agarofurans, β- agarofurans, agarospirol, jinkohol, jinkohol-eremol, selinene, iso- dihydroagarofuran, kusenol, and dihydroagarofuran.
May affect sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.