Agarwood Essential Oil

Aquilaria malaccensis

Agarwood Essential Oil blends well with Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Jasmine, Rose otto, Lemon, Bergamot, Vetiver, Patchouli, Orris root, Lime, Palo santo and Ylang Ylang.

Known Uses

Agar/Agarwood Essential Oil is believed to be the most powerful natural aphrodisiac and can boost sperm count. It also acts as a pain relieving massage oil when mixed with a carrier oil. Agarwood Essential Oil’s diuretic properties promote more frequent urination as well as increasing the quantity of urine produced. Therefore it can be used to help detoxify the body and clean out any excess salt and uric acid that can lead to illness.

It has the ability to relieve embarrassing and painful gas build up in the stomach while preventing any further build-up of gas. Agarwood Essential Oil helps to repair damaged skin cells and fight the damage caused by the free radicals. Many of the signs of aging such as wrinkles and age marks can be treated with Agarwood Essential Oil.

Agarwood Essential Oil has traditionally been used to treat gout, clear bronchitis, ease headaches, reduce rheumatism, address body odor, treat leprosy, reduce inflammation, treat cardiovascular issues, cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, epilepsy, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and skin imbalances.

Although it is not well known in the West, Agarwood Essential Oil has been used for centuries by physicians in Tibet, India, China and the Arab world to treat a range of physical and mental conditions.

History

Agarwood is native to India as well as several areas of South East Asia including Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. Known also as Oud oil, Agarwood is one of the most rare and most expensive essential oils in existence today. It is typically sold by weight and is purchased and consumed primarily by Saudi Arabia and Japan. It is sometimes called Aloeswood. Because of its huge cost and extreme rarity in the wild, the trees are now cultivated and the resin is actually created by artificial infection and its essential oil extracted by water distillation. Adulteration can and does happen on many levels. The oil is sometimes cut with other oils or synthetic chemicals are added to attempt to replicate the scent. It has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years.

Warnings

Agarwood Essential Oil is considered safe to use and there are no known side effects. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should always consult a doctor before using any essential oils including Agarwood. It is considered safe to apply topically but it is always best practice to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil and do a patch test first.

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