Applications of Agarwood/Aloeswood/Oud/Eaglewood/Gaharu
Aromatic and Therapeutic Applications
Agarwood is widely used in Asia. It can be turned into beads and bracelets. Most of the wood, however, is processed and either turned into oil which is used in perfumes and other cosmetic products, or the agarwood chips are either burnt directly or ground into powder which is used as the raw material for incense making for religious and aroma therapeutic applications. For example, some use it as a sleep improving scent that is good for sick persons like cancer patients.
The agarwood oil is extracted from the agarwood through distillation process. This delicate process determines both the amount and quality of oil produced. With the exception of large solid pieces of agarwood which are traded as individual pieces, most of the wood is ground into very small pieces or powder, which are immersed in water and left to ferment over time. Then the material is transferred to distillation kettles and steamed. After heating, the condensed water and oil are captured in a container where the oil floats on top of the water. The water is removed and the oil is tapped. The powder which remains after distillation can be used for low grade incense making. It is estimated that for the production of one litre of oil 100 to 150 kilos of agarwood is necessary. To test agarwood oil quality, the only way is using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).
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How to Use Agarwood Oil?
- Drip a small drop of agarwood oil onto hand and apply behind ears and wrist as with perfumes.
- Drip a small drop of agarwood oil onto pillow to have a peaceful and relaxed sleep.
- Drip agarwood oil onto aromatherapy stones/burners/diffusers to enjoy the holy scent. DO NOT apply too high heating temperatures.
Agarwood oil scent usually last for days when it is not washed away!
Agarwood Incense Coil, the incense coils comes in different names, packaging and price depending on the grade of the Agarwood. The Agarwood incense coil that we carry is from Thailand & Vietnam, and they belong to the category of higher grade. Contents: 48 coils. Burn Time: 4 hours/coil.
How to Use Agarwood Chips?
Agarwood Chips are burnt to produce aromatic scent in ancient times especially in Middle East and East Asian countries. Till date, it is still commonly practiced by many.
How to Burn Agarwood Chips using Japanese/Arabic Incense Charcoal method? First take a piece of Japanese incense charcoal and light it with a match or lighter.
When it starts burning, place it in the center of a burner carefully as it is very hot. Then put some agarwood chips onto the charcoal, do not put too much as oxygen is needed for the burning process. Burning time depends on charcoal size, charcoal heat and quality of agarwood. More high quality agarwood with more resin will burnt longer than poor quality ones.
Agarwood Tea (Teh Gaharu)
Agarwood tea is healthy tea made from leaves of the agarwood tree. Recent studies show that these leaves are rich with genkwanin glycosides- natural chemicals widely known as having cosmetic benefits. It is said that genkwanin glycosides are capable of removing mercury efficiently. Agarwood tea that contains genkwanin glycosides has many dietary benefits and is believed to help slowing down the aging process. Our agarwood tea is made from 100% pure, fresh agarwood leaves. It contains no additives, preservatives or artificial color. It is indeed a compelling product of nature.
Curative Effect of Agarwood Tea (Teh Gaharu)
- Curative Effect of Agarwood Tea on Constipation
Agarwood leaves contain a high proportion of genkwanin glycosides. Research of scientists in a university in Japan shows that agarwood leaves are expected to aid in digestion. Compared to common anti-constipation medicine, agarwood tea has few side effects (diarrhea, cramping, etc…). Drink a cup of agarwood tea before bed for healthy bowel movements the next morning.
- Agarwood Tea is Expected on Prevention of Symptoms of Aging
It is said that the appearance of aging is mostly due by the accumulation of mercury in the body. Our bodies have no natural way of getting rid of Mercury. Mercury does not only cause aging of skin but it can stimulate activities of harmful bacteria living in bowels. This results in constipation as well as the blockage of vitamin absorption. Genkwanin glycosides that are abundantly contained in agarwood leave are known for their ability to remove poisons like mercury. Acetylcholine (ACh) secreted from genkwanin glycosides helps promote healthy bowel movements and the discharge of mercury. Therefore agarwood tea is helps detoxify the body and prevent aging.
- Effectiveness of Agarwood Tea
Agarwood was used even in ancient Oriental medicine. It is regarded as a tonic and can have positive sedative effects. It is used in natural remedies for sleep aids for children and can help reduce night crying and insomnia etc. This naturally relaxing effect explains why people feel calm when they smell agarwood’s sweet scent. Finally agarwood is also in high grade Shoukoushu Chinese Rice Wine.
Agarwood (Gaharu) Tea Produced in Vietnam
Recently, agarwood tea has gained acclaim for its positive effects on health. Therefore projects for planting agarwood trees to provide tea to the Japanese market have become active in some countries like Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. However, not all agarwood tea is the same in quality or taste. Agarwood tea originated in Vietnam, the country of the most prized variety of agarwood. It is very popular due to its sweet taste. Our agarwood tea is especially high quality. It is produced in sanitary conditions from abundant resources of top notch agarwood leaves. Our agarwood trees are cultivated and grown in natural conditions without any uses of fertilizers or other chemical components. This agarwood tea is produced from pure, fresh, hand picked agarwood leaves. No additives at all are used. It is indeed a compelling product of nature.
Agarwood (Gaharu) is a very precious medicine, has a very special flavor, can stimulate the brain cell activation in the cerebral cortex, the visceral can run of benign. Agarwood leaf (daun Gaharu) contains a lot of anti-aging, anti-cancer drug ingredients, and it helps improve one’s look.
Benefit of drinking Agarwood (Gaharu) Tea:
- Strengthen the heart
- Reduce Blood Sugar
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- Improve Sleep
- Eliminate Constipation
- De greasing
- Good Aphrodisiac
- Eliminate Flatulence
- Eliminate state of being drunk
- Eliminate Asthma
Agarwood in Fengshui
In fengshui, there are various applications of agarwood. Agarwood is known to contain very special energy. Most commonly used to remove the “Sha/Bad 煞’ in fengshui, in laymen terms it is used to remove bad omen or obstacles that obstruct goals and path in life. It is believed that the agarwood scent or smell is so unique that it can help to turn negative energy to positive energy. As agarwood can attract positive energy or Qi, thus it can improve one’s luck, ward off evil, improve mind and health, bringing success to one’s life.
Under the East Asian Philosophy of the Five Elements – Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. Agarwood belongs to Wood. Position to place the agarwood is “Wen Qu 文曲” and “Wen Chang 文昌” position in the house or office. Agarwood can also be carried on the body in the handbags etc to improve one’s luck. The most effective method of using agarwood is by burning it and releasing the scent and energy from the agarwood chip to purify the surrounding energy and environment.
One of the popular and proven method is to put the agarwood in a wealth zone or top of the door entrance. It can be in the form of agarwood chips/wood or even beads. For business to prosper, agarwood can also be place at wealth zone/position to increase wealth and achieve business growth. For improving studies, placing agarwood at wisdom position in the house helps to enhance one’s wisdom, luck and concentration in studies especially during times of examination. Alternatively, it can help to improve one’s fortune and luck in work/career such as promotions and good working relationships.
Agarwood beads are also usually worn on the wrist or neck area for improving one’s luck and removing bad energies/luck. In addition, due to it’s unique scent and special energy, agarwood has calming effect on one’s mind. Some customers testify that it can help to build good relationships among colleagues/friends and bring peace to oneself. Agarwood beads are also popular among celebrities.
Processed agarwood beads that are polished and shiny coated will damage the “Qi 气” of the agarwood beads, greatly reducing the energy level of the agarwood beads.
Natural Agarwood Beads (non-processed, various Grades)
Note: Some fake agarwood beads are painted and coated to make it shiny, also impregnated with agarwood oil or perfumes. For more genuine agarwood beads, it is recommended to buy non surface-processed agarwood beads. It has real woody feeling with smooth finishing only, nothing is added or no shiny coating. Even for real agarwood beads that are coated, it will not be nice smelling as the coating has blockout or covered all the wood grains.
Also, energy of the agarwood beads will be greatly reduced after processing/coating. Please note that note that High Grade agarwood beads if polished by machine or used by user over time, it can look shiny due to the oil in the agarwood. This is NOT coating. This shine is light shining and NOT very glossy shine. Testing by an expert or experienced user can tell the difference in coating and natural oil shine.