Agarwood facts and health benefits

Agarwood facts and health benefits

Agarwood scientifically known as Agallochum malaccense referred to as fragrance wood that’s utilized for producing perfumes, oil, incense or costly herbal medicine. It is also known as Agar Wood, Eaglewood, Ales Wood, Oudh or Agar, Gaharu, Aloeswood, Oud, Chen Xiang, Kalamabak and Jinkoh. The Agarwood Plant is extensively available in Malaysia, Thailand as well as other countries in SouthEast Asia. Lately, more Agarwood is cultivated to meet international demands. From the historical viewpoint, more than 10 countries and regions are still growing or ever grew some certain species of Aquilaria tree. These countries are India, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, and China. In China, it is mainly found in areas such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Hainan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. It is most expensive wood and used for several things. Its resin and oud oil is used in Ayurvedic medicines and cosmetic products.

The heart of the tree wood produces this dark aromatic resin as part of its natural defense mechanism when infected with fungus (Phialophora Parasitica). This resin can be produced either through natural causes of the wild or through the artificial means of inoculating it with resin-inducing substances. It is also broadly put into use as incense ingredients for cultural offerings or spiritual prayers. The heartwood of Agar tree has economic and medicinal significance.


Agarwood is a common name of the evergreen tree Agallochum malaccense. It is found at an altitude of 1500 m above the sea level. In India, Agarwood is mainly found in East Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura and Assam. The heartwood of Agar tree has economic and medicinal significance. The plant is 40 m high and spreads up to 12 m wide and prefers heavy soils developed from gneiss and other metamorphic rocks, but it also grows well on sandy loams developed from sandstone. Plant has a pale, thin and smooth trunk with smooth, whitish bark. Branchlets are slender, pale brown, pubescent, glabrescent.


Leaves of the Agarwood are simple, alternate; petiole 4-6 mm long; blade elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 7.5-12 cm × 2.5-5.5 cm, chartaceous to sub coriaceous, glabrous, sometimes pubescent and glabrescent beneath, shiny on both surfaces, base acute, attenuate or obtuse, apex acuminate, acumen up to 2 cm long; veins in 12-16 pairs, rather irregular, often branched, elevated and distinct beneath, curving upward to the margin, plane or obscure above.


Fruit of the Agarwood is loculicidal capsule, obovoid or obovoid-cylindrical, 3-4 cm × 2.5 cm, usually compressed, pubescent, glabrescent, base cuneate, apex rounded; pericarp woody. Seeds are ovoid, 10 mm × 6 mm including a beak 4 mm long, densely red-haired, bearing from the base a twisted, tail-like, pubescent appendage as long as the seed.

Health Benefits of Agarwood

Agarwood helps to increase appetite by acting on gastric juices and liver functions. It helps in abdominal distension and helps release 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 agarwood leaves in different forms

1. Works as antidepressants

Agarwood leaves work as antidepressants. Leaves consist of Agarospirol which serves as antidepressants. It helps to depress the central nervous system that causes tension and restore physical fitness.

2. Can be as anti-aging skin

Agarwood leaves can also be used as anti-aging skin. Agarwood leaf tea is used to remove mercury in the body, thus decreasing the risk of mercury neurological disorders and can prevent skin aging. When toxic mercury in the body can be removed with agarwood leaf tea, it makes skin healthy and free of blemishes or skin aging.

3. Helps to lose weight

Agarwood leaves help to lose unwanted body weight. If you are overweight, you can consume Agarwood leaf. This has been proven to help you lose weight. You can consume six cups of Agarwood leaf tea every day to get the beneficial outcomes.

4. Soothe sleep disorders

Agarwood leaf can also soothe sleep disorders. Agarwood leaf, have effects that help to soothe and reduce the symptoms of stress, so that you can sleep calmly and longer.

5. Add energy

Agarwood leaves can also add energy. You can consume the tea of Agarwood leaf regularly. When you consume it, it helps to increase the quantity to urinate which shows that the Agarwood leaf tea works in the body. Flushing when detoxification occurs as a result of Agarwood leaf tea which also lubricates the stomach.

6. Bad breath and mouth odor (halitosis)

Generally, Agarwood is used for reducing bad breath and mouth odor. Bad breath results from oral diseases and gum diseases in about 80% cases. In all these cases, agar resin works amazingly. It may not work if this problem is related with gastric issues such as chronic gastritis, acidity, heartburn etc. So in case of oral diseases you can consume Agarwood regularly for better outcomes.

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Binh Nghia Co., Ltd. is one of the leading agarwood production companies.

Now over decades of experience Binh Nghia Co., Ltd. has become one of the world's leading Oud producers.

Our products are 100% organic. Our factory is the largest in Vietnam for the production of agarwood. We specialize in this field for 40 years and the stability of raw materials for production is of good quality and quite competitive.

We are proud to be the leading manufacturer and supplier of Agarwood / Oud Oil, Chips, Incense, Resin, Sanai, Powder and Accessories. Our Agarwood has been on the worldwide market since the 1980s and we have brought much more Scent of Vietnam to every corner beyond the Middle East. It is our great honor to be part of your precious culture in every moment of life, and your precious health benefits as well.

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