Agarwood essential oil

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Agarwood essential oil Quick Facts
Name: Agarwood essential oil
Origin It was originated in Bhutan, North Eastern India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Papau New Guinea.
Health benefits Relax mind, Relief rheumatism, Sexual health, As a diuretic, Digestive health
Agarwood oil essential oil has other common names such as Aloeswood oil, Oud oil and Gaharu. This oil is very precious and rarely found natural oil that is extracted from the various species of Agarwood trees such as Aquilaria malaccensis, Aquilaria crassna or Aquilaria agallocha. Agarwood has light or pale color when the trees are healthy but after infected by disease, it results to a dark and aromatic resin which is called oleoresin. The agarwood essential oil is extracted from the rich dark resin through the water distillation process. The resin is like a wine, the older the resin it is highly prized. As it is rarely found in wild, now the trees are cultivated and from artificial infection, the resin is created which is used to extract essential oils. The quality of oil is graded by how long the distillation time took. Agarwood essential oil has aphrodisiac properties that help to upgrade the sperm count. It helps to relieve pain if massaged after diluting with carrier oil. Due to diuretic properties, it promotes urination by increasing the urine quantity. Additionally, it assists in detoxification of the body and clears uric acid and excess salt that are the cause for various illnesses.

History

It was originated in Bhutan, North Eastern India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Papau New Guinea. Adarwood had pleasing and complex odor. In ancient civilizations, agarwood and its essential has got significant importance in the world. Usually it is sold by weight and mostly consumed in Japan and Saudi Arabia. It is also known as Aloeswood. As it is rarely found in wild, it is cultivated and artificial infection is created to the resin.

Health Benefits of Adarwood essential oil

Adarwood essential oil possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that help to provide relief from rheumatism, arthritis, pain and swelling. It functions as a diuretic by promoting the urination frequency as well as quantity which helps to detoxify the body by eliminating salt, toxins and uric acid. It supports the digestive process. It also supports skin health by eliminating free radicals that are harmful for the skin cells. It lowers the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its aroma helps to enhance mood, focus mind, balance emotions and removes negativity.

  1. Relax mind

Agarwood essential oil possesses emotional and spiritual benefits. It demonstrates the mind and strengthens thought and increase emotional quotient. The inhalation of agarwood essential oil supports focus and prevents negativity. It also alleviates anxiety, stress by increasing tranquility and calmness. A few drops could be inhaled directly or diffused at night. It helps to overcome insomnia due to the presence of valerian that is related to promote deeper sleep and calm. It is used by Tibetan monks to enhance inner energy and calms soul and mind.

  1. Relief rheumatism

This essential oil helps to provide relief from the painful conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism because it possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and analgesic properties. Agarwood oil could be diluted with carrier oils such as jojoba or coconut to provide relief from pain.

  1. Sexual health

Agarwood essential oil helps to overcome sexual problems due to its aphrodisiac properties. It promotes sperm count, libido and counteract premature ejaculation. Do a patch test before applying to the skin.

  1. As a diuretic

Agarwood essential oil possesses diuretic properties that help to enhance urination quantity and frequency. It assists in detoxification of the body and clears uric acid and salt.

  1. Digestive health

Agarwood essential oil helps to treat various digestive problems. It possesses stomachic and carminative properties that provides relief from gas and also prevents the gas build up. It assists the secretion of gastric juices and digestive acids by providing relief from bloating and indigestion.

  1. Skin health

Being a tonic, it nourishes skin and treats skin ailments. It repairs the damaged skin cells and counteracts free radical damage which is the cause for age marks and wrinkles.

Traditional uses

  • It helps to cure inflammatory conditions such as rheumatism, gout, bronchial infections, chronic headaches and cardiovascular problems.
  • This oil helps to clear bronchitis, eliminate body odor, ease headaches, treat leprosy, skin imbalances and cirrhosis of liver.
  • It helps to treat bronchial asthma, stomach problems, painful joints and rheumatic aches.
  • It is also used to lower blood pressure.
  • Massage with a few drops of Agarwood oil on tummy to enhance the digestive function, promote gastric juices and provide relief from bloating and gas.
  • The topical application of Agarwood essential oil (few drops to the bottom of the feet) expels the nasty toxins.
  • Massage after the oil has been diluted with carrier oil to the painful joints or aching muscles or it could be added to the hot compress and applied to the affected area.
  • It helps to prevent urinary problems.

Precautions

  • Pregnant and breast feeding women should consult the doctor for use of any essential oils.
  • It should be diluted with other essential oils or carrier oils.
  • A patch test should be done for use.

How to Use        

  • For focus and calm, diffuse it.
  • It could be massaged to the body or affected areas of soreness. It should be diluted before topical application.
  • A few drops could be added to warm bath for relaxation.
  • A drop could be added to the facial cleanser or body wash for revitalize skin.

Other Facts        

  • It is used to make perfumes or as a deodorant.
  • It is blended with sandalwood, myrrh, frankincense, jasmine, lemon, rose otto, bergamot, patchouli, vetiver, orris root, palo santo lime and ylang.

Agarwood essential oil facts

Agarwood has mysterious, luxurious and unique aroma. The pure agarwood oil costs quite expensive. It is extracted from the heart wood of agarwood which has become endangered species. It is used for anti-inflammatory properties that help to detoxify and rejuvenate the body as well as spirit. This oil has strong smell due to which it is used for making perfumes. Agarwood oil is able to provide mental clarity and drive inner consciousness. It helps to nourish the skin from within by eliminating free radicals from the body.

Name Agarwood essential oil
Native It was originated in Bhutan, North Eastern India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Papau New Guinea.
Common/English Name Gaharu, Oud oil, Aloeswood oil
Other Languages of Plant Cambodia: chann crassna;
Hindi: agar;
Sanskrit (Kannada, Telgu): aguru
Bengali: agor, agoro gach (আগর গাছ), agor, agoro attor (আগর আতর)
Chinese: chénxiāng (沉香);
Cantonese: Cham Heong;
Vietnamese: trầm hương;
Japanese: jinkō (沈香);
Arabic: oud (عود);
Europe: Agilawood, Lignum Aquila;
Tibetan: a-ga-ru (ཨ་ག་རུ་);
Assamese: sashi, sasi
Malay and Indonesian: gaharu;
Hong Kong: Aloes wood;
Papua New Guinea: ghara;
Thai: Mai Krishna (ไม้กฤษณา);
Tamil: akil (அகில்);
Laos: Mai Ketsana (ໄມ້ເກດສະໜາ);
Myanmar (Burma): Thit Mhwae;
Sri Lanka: Walla Patta
Color Brown
Flavor/aroma Deep exotic, sweet, warm, earthy, woodsy
Health Benefits
  • Relax mind
  • Relief rheumatism
  • Sexual health
  • As a diuretic
  • Digestive health
  • Skin health
Traditional uses
  • It helps to cure inflammatory conditions.
  • It clear bronchitis, eliminate body odor, ease headaches, treat leprosy, skin imbalances and cirrhosis of liver.
  • It lowers blood pressure.
  • It is used to expel the nasty toxins.
  • It prevents urinary problems.
Precautions    
  • Pregnant and breast feeding women should consult the doctor.
  • Before using dilute it with other essential oils or carrier oils.
  • Do a patch test before using.
  • It could be diffused for focus and calm.
  • It could be massaged to the body or affected areas of soreness.
  • For relaxation, a few drops could be added to warm bath.
  • A drop could be added to the facial cleanser or body wash for skin revitalization.
Other Facts
  • It is used in manufacturing perfumes or used as a deodorant.
  • It is blended with sandalwood, myrrh, frankincense, jasmine, lemon, rose otto, bergamot, patchouli, vetiver, orris root, palo santo lime and ylang.


References:

https://webessentialoils.com/agarwood-essential-oil/

https://healthyfocus.org/7-uses-for-agarwood-essential-oil/

https://healthyfocus.org/7-uses-for-agarwood-essential-oil/

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