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Information about agarwood, aloeswood, eaglewood, oudh...

Learn more about: Agarwood
(aloeswood, eaglewood, oudh etc...)

agarwood, aloeswood, eaglewood, jinkoh, oudh, gaharu Agarwood, aloeswood, eaglewood, jinkoh, oudh and gaharu are just some of the many names for this most legendary and valuable incense.

It's a very rare and extremely precious resinous material produced by a reaction to a fungal infection in the heart-wood of certain tropical rain-forest trees, usually the Aquilaria. Its origin lies in South-east Asia.

It has been used for centuries as an incense, in perfumery and in traditional medicine. 

Because of its rarity, it's very expensive - the finest agarwood is worth many times its own weight in gold!

Even in biblical times it was highly sought-after, and had a reputation as a supremely aphrodisiac incense ingredient. (Some authorities believe that this effect may be due to pheromone-like compounds present in the resin.)

Agarwood is used in Arab countries (especially in the Persian Gulf) as incense. In Japan, it is used in the Koh-do (incense ceremony), along with Sandalwood. It  was also used by the Ancient Egyptians for embalming dead bodies.

Agarwood is used in many other spiritual traditions to help achieve the highest states of consciousness during meditation and prayer. 

It is said to raise the spiritual vibration and is used for this reason in transcendental meditation and high magic. It neutralizes negative energy and stabilizes the mind and emotions.

The different names of agarwood:

  • Arabic: Oud, oude, oodh or oudh - literally meaning "wood", used to describe agarwood in nations and areas of Islamic faith.

  • Chinese: Chen-xiang - literally "sinking incense", because it's so dense it sinks in water.

  • Japanese: Jin-koh - exactly the same as the Chinese meaning.

  •  Europe (and elsewhere): Lignum aquila, or eaglewood... also Lignum aloes, or aloeswood.

  • Indonesian: Gaharu.

  • Vietnamese: Tram Huong.

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Learn more about agarwood, aloeswood, eaglewood, oudh, jinkoh, gaharu