Agarwood, aloeswood or gharuwood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense, . In addition, agarwood plantations have been established in a number of countries, and reintroduced into countries such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka as. AGAR PLANTATION About Us The importance of agar wood for many uses has long been recognized. Agar wood is also considered the world’s most valuable. Agarwood Plantation. View Farm in Forest Merchang Karas,Terengganu. Agarwood comes from the Sanskrit word ‘order’ which means heavy wood (sink) tree.

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Agarwood distils for about a week. Local people will know the location of agarwood trees. There have been a few GCs done on this oil but upon examination of the constituents, the oil appears to have been bought in Bangkok.

Tibetan botanical taxonomy is still in the earliest stage: Dinah 1 January March 11, at There is no upper limit to the ppantation of agarwood, and this will continue to climb as the plantatoin becomes wilder.

Agarwood Plantation

The Research Center was established Karas also aims to make the study: Planting method In plantation forestry, it plantztion essential to carefully assess the ecological conditions at the planting and to assess whether a potential species will survive and grow. A key message of this website is to stimulate an understanding that the future of agar wood relies solely on sustainable production of agar wood and habitat conservation, and that technology intervention plays a major role in the process.

Journal of Tropical Forest Products. There may also be a few large trees left in the very remote forests of Laos. The main driving force, which initiated this project, was the recognition of unsustainable Aquilaria harvesting in natural forests that resulted in the near extinction of this tree genus in Viet Nam and elsewhere.

A strong connection exists between use, religion, and curative properties, and elaborate traditional and religious ceremonies are known around the world. Agarwood trees grow randomly and rarely in the forest, usually in difficult to reach places. Additionally, Chinese medicine uses powdered Aquilaria as a treatment for cirrhosis of the liver and for other medicines. Malaysia is an ideal country for the cultivation of Agarwood, one of the most valuable trees in the world.


Trading also takes place in the form of powder, oil, wood and wood chips. I agqrwood travelled to the great agarwood markets of Bangkok, Singapore and Bombay and learnt the Chinese grading system in Manchuria.

Different types of fungi have been suggested including: Deep planting will rot the stem in long run. Oud is wild, he is primitive he is the ancientness, holiness and sensuality of the world and all of its history.

In the wild, the production of this resin can take many years and like a good wine, the older the resin-the more prized it becomes. Even among infected trees the method of infection natural or stimulated can have an effect on the compounds in the wood. In Asian countriesthere are about 15 known species of aloesbut the most popular is related to agarwood species Aquilaria malaccensisof families Thymeleaceae.

Trygve Harris Plantations International Related posts: Then are the lower but still acceptable qualities, which go all over Asia for incense making. He also writes that a root extract was used to treat stomach complaints and dysentery as well as pains of the lungs and liver [1].

Planting method

Removing agarwood independently from this system can be hazardous. Another reason for Agarwood to be expensive is the threat of becoming endangered.

At least fifteen species of Aquilaria are known to produce the much sought-after agarwood. You are not required to boil your tea on the stove like making artichoke flower tea but 80 C degree water is perfect to make good tea. May 14, at 3: There are various ways to plant Gaharu seedlings, i have recommended below-guided method if time and labor are not your concern.


Mixing the mixture to small particle possible. This habitat is now smaller. Dead infected wood fetches the highest price, with infected living wood also being saleable for distillation. Coco peat can absorb large volumes of water.

The Agar wood Oil is the most expensive essential oil of its kind. The appreciation of agarwood in the rest of the world runs sporadically like veins of resin through a piece of wood. In Sri Lanka low country wet zone has proven suitable for Aquilaria plantations. The only large trees left are in Western Kampuchea, because of the impossibility of collection for many years due to continual fighting and mine laying. Agarwood is sometimes called Gaharu. Planting on sloping lands is therefore recommended.

You can simply enjoy a cup of hot tea before bedtime and know that it is good for your body. However, these are very complicated structures that are extremely expensive to synthesize, which makes it commercially unattractive. There are many grades of Agarwood oil.

The Truth About Agarwood and Oud Oil

The infos available in my blogg are for free, if u require further input you may whatsapp me for online consultation. Overharvesting and habitat loss threatens some populations of agarwood-producing species. The fungal infection that helps create the resin makes its extract very unique. The agarwood distiller pays taxes to harvest from a agarwwood area of forest—the gatherers bring the wood to him where it is examined, and, if of suitable quality, bought.

In addition, these products do not come close in emulating the natural product and thus do not pose a threat to producing non-synthetic agarwood products.