Oud-Agarwood

Agarwood is the natural resin produced by certain trees in South Asia, namely the Aquilaria genus. When the tree is infected or attacked, it protects itself using a unique defense mechanism. It creates a dark resin in its trunk, also referred to as aloeswood or gharuwood. This resin gives it its distinct earthy and smoky smell. On average, only one tree out of a hundred is infected, but unfortunately, the resin produced is not visible, which leads to systematically cutting down all the trees. Some farmers don’t hesitate to infect the trees themselves, by hurting them artificially or directly inoculating them with bacteria.

Facing the mismanagement of resources, are currently listed on the register of endangered species.
There are approximately twenty species of Aquilarias that produce agarwood but the most well-known comes from Crassna, an endemic species from Laos. The Egyptians already used agarwood to embalm the Pharaohs. Agarwood also has many properties that fight against stomach aches, cardiovascular problems and asthma.

Oud-Agarwood

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