Name of agarwood Oudh

Common name:agarwood Oudh
Botanical name:Aquilaria malaccensis malaccensis
Scientific name:Aquilaria malaccensis Lammalaccensis
English name: aloeswood; eaglewood
Arabic name: بخور
Urdu name: عود


Last modified 19 November 2019
Datasheet Type(s) Host Plant
Taxonomic Tree Domain: Eukaryota
Phylum: Spermatophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Dicotyledonae

Scientific classificationedit

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Aquilaria
Species: A. malaccensis

The odour of agarwood is complex and pleasing, with few or no similar natural analogues.
In the perfume state, the scent is mainly distinguished by a combination of “oriental-woody” and “very soft fruity-floral” notes. The incense smoke is also characterized by a “sweet-balsamic” note and “shades of vanilla and musk” and amber (not to be confused with ambergris).As a result, agarwood and its essential oil gained great cultural and religious significance in ancient civilizations around the world, being described as a fragrant product as early as

the soft, dark heartwood that is produced by any of various southeast Asian evergreen trees (genus Aquilaria, especially A. malaccensis synonym A. agallocha) when they become infected with a fungus and that contains a fragrant resin used chiefly to produce incense, perfumes, and traditional medicines
With prices for noncultivated agarwood rising to $10,000 a kilo, few local shopkeepers welcome mere browsers.

Agarwood helps to increases appetite by acting on gastric juices and liver functions.
It helps in abdominal distension and helps releasing wind from the intestines.
Thus, it also decreases abdominal pain and cramps that occur due to excess gas in the alimentary canal.
Traditional Hindu Families also use it for increasing learning abilities and improving memory. Listed below are few of the health benefits of using agar wood leaves in different forms

Can be as anti-aging skin
Helps to lose weight
Soothe sleep disorders

Ayurvedic Benefits of Agarwood


Boil a small piece of Agarwood (Agar) in 3 cups water in an earthen pot till it is reduced to half. Let it cool. Take One tablespoon daily for 3 days.

Liver Disorders:

Breath in the smoke of Agarwood sticks.

Acid Reflux:

Agar ood (Agar) sticks are burnt and the smoke is inhaled.


Inhale the smoke by burning Agarwood sticks.

Wrinkles: Grind Agarwood with Milk. Apply this paste everyday all over the face and body.

For Skin:

Make a paste of Agarwood by mixing Rose water. Apply over the affected part twice a day for half an hour. It will give an effective result.


Powder Agarwood (Agar). Add little water to make a paste. Apply it on the affected part twice a day for half an hour and then wash.


Take 5 cups of Agarwood pieces. Boil in 2 liter of water until it reduces to 1 liter. Add 1 liter each of Cow’s milk and Gingelly oil to it. Boil the mixture again to remove the moisture completely from it. Take Terminalia Bellirica and Liquorice root powder each of them half cup. Add to the mixture. Let it cool, then strain and store. This oil can be used to massage the scalp twice a week. Leave it for 20 Minutes and then Wash off.


Mix Agarwood (Agar) powder with water to make a paste. Apply on affected parts twice a day for 20 minutes.


Apply the gum of Agarwood (Agar) on the affected part twice a day.


Take 4 cups of broken Agarwood chips. Soak in 2 liter water over night. Next day boil it till the water is reduced to half liter. Now grind the chips separately and again boil with the decoction for 10 Minutes. Filter. Heat with half liter each of Coconut Oil and Cow’s Milk. Add One cup each of Wild Turmeric, Rinds of Terminalia Bellirica and 2 cups each of Cassia Auriculata and Southernwood flower. Add a pinch of Saffron. Boil for 10 Minutes. Cool, strain and store. Massage the scalp with this oil twice a week.


Boil 4 cups of Agarwood pieces in 2 liter water till it is reduced to One liter. Now again boil it with one liter each of Cow’s milk and Gingelly oil and remove its moisture. Add half cup each of powdered Terminalia Bellirica and Liquorice root. Let it cool then strain. Massage the scalp with this oil twice a week; keep it for 20 Minutes and Wash off.