Agarwood Benefits For Health And Beauty, The Scent Of Nirvana

Have you ever smell the scent of agarwood oil? I guarantee you will fall in love at the first smell. That is a mystical scent that can bring our mind fly to heaven. There are many agarwood benefits for health and beauty of human body, mind, and soul. The scent has the effects of mind relaxing and calm the mind. Because of its rarity and mythic status in almost all the religions – it is extremely expensive. Feature picture credit to Pixabay.

Gaharu or agarwood or aloeswood is a rare item of high value. The wood is referred to as “Wood of God” The agarwood has many uses, both for health and beauty. Today, this wood is distilled to get its oil, which is used as an expensive perfume in the world.

The process production of agarwood oil is very unique. Agarwood resin resulted by sick agarwood trees. When the trees are healthy, agarwood has a light or pale color but when it is infected by a disease, the process of infection creates a response to the attack resulting in a very dark and incredibly aromatic resin known as oleoresin. It is this rich dark resin which is highly prized and from which agarwood essential oil is extracted.

There are no similar species or known synthetics that come close to the real scent. The fungal infection that helps create the resins makes its extract very unique.

In the wild forest, the production of this resin can take many years. The older the resin, the more expensive it becomes. Because of its huge cost and extreme rarity in the wild, the trees are now cultivated and the resin is created by artificial infection. Its essential oil extracted by water distillation.

Do you know that gaharu or agarwood has been attached with various great civilizations in the world? That was starting from the Babylonian era, the time of the Pharaohs in Egypt, the time of the Prophet Muhammad until the Roman era. This very prestigious commodity is needed in some beliefs, such as in Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

This is supported by the mention of gaharu words in sacred texts, such as Sahih Muslim (Hadith), Samite Chakra, Torah, Baghavat Gita, Scripture, Budha, and Gospel.

  • In Buddhist teachings, burning agarwood was called the “Scent of Nirvana” by The Lord Buddha, so the 108 beads of Budha tasbeh are made of gaharu or agarwood.
Agarwood is used as Budha tasbeh material because of agrwood benefits for health and beauty

Picture 1. Budha Tasbeh (credit to Pixabay)

  • While in the teachings of Islam it is believed that gaharu is part of heaven.
  • It is extensively mentioned in the Sanskrit Vedas as a favorite of Lord Krishna.
Agarwood benefits for health and beauty made it has been mentioned in Veda

Picture 2. Veda (credit to Pixabay)

Agarwood is used as incense stick becuse of agarwood benefits for health and beauty

Picture 3. Incense Stick (credit to Pixabay)

  • Agarwood has a rich history of medicinal use in many cultures. It has been used for centuries by physicians in Tibet, India, China and the Arab world to treat a range of physical and mental conditions.
  • The Prophet Mohammed used Agarwood to perform fumigation rituals, a practice which is continued today by Orthodox Muslims.
  • Tibetan monks use agarwood oil to increase their inner energy and bring tranquility to the mind and soul.
  • Agarwood is used in Feng Shui because of its ability to enrich one’s spirit and penetrate the senses.
  • King Louis XIV had his clothing washed in water scented with agarwood.
  • Agarwood smoke was used to scent the armor of Samurai warriors before heading into battle.
Agarwood benefits for health and beauty made it used by samurais before heading the battle

Picture 4. Samurai (credit to Pixabay)

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Agarwood is native to India as well as several areas of South East Asia including Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The essential oil is derived from the heartwood of the agarwood tree. There are a number of popular species but typically aquilaria malaccensis, aquilaria agallocha or aquilaria crassna are used to make the oil.

Agarwood oil, also known as Oud oil, has a unique chemical compound, namely: agarol (sesquiterpen), aquillochin (couinarinolignan), α-agarofurans, β-agarofurans, agarospirol, jinkohol, jinkohol-eremol, selinene, isodihydroagarofuran, kusenol, and dihydroagarofuran. This is an essential oil with enormous healing potential that covers a huge range of health problems. These chemical compounds are believed to be therapeutic ingredients that work for rejuvenating, detoxifying, tonic, and antioxidant for the skin.

It has been proven and believed hereditary in the treatment of Ayurvedic in India, traditional Chinese medicine, the treatment of the Sufis, Tibetan, and in traditional medicine in the Middle East.

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Know the Agarwood Benefits for Health and Beauty Below:

1. Brightening Mind and Building Mind Power

According to Ayurvedic tradition, agarwood oil illuminates the mind and strengthens the power of thought, and when used in meditation can set us on the path to spiritual enlightenment. In Ayurvedic treatment, the aroma of agarwood is believed to be the power or energy for clarity of mind, heart, and consciousness.

Mind and soul are the most important things in our body. If these two parts are dark, then our lives will continue to be negative. In the long run, will have an impact on our body damage. When inhaled, the fragrance of agarwood essential oil helps focus the mind and get rid of negativity.

In addition to build and enlighten the mind, agarwood can also enhance creativity and strengthen the nervous system. It can be used to alleviate stress and anxiety while increasing feelings of calm and tranquility. Another natural treatment for stress is by consuming cardamom, learn further here.

To enlighten the mind and build a positive mentality, agarwood can be used by inhaling the agarwood smoke or using agarwood oil. Agarwood is used in meditation to clear the mind. It allows absolute focus with the self, instills absolute inner peace and enhanced awareness.

Agarwood benefits for health and beauty made it had been used to help increasing concentration in meditation

Picture 5. A Woman is Practicing Meditation (credit to Pixabay)

2. Improving Emotional Intelligence

Gaharu oil is often referred to as a rescued oil, especially for cases of acute emotional trauma and depression. This oil is believed to balance and harmonize brain frequency. In Tibetan beliefs, Pastors use agarwood to increase inner energy. It can provide inner peace.

Agarwood scent can improve the emotional intelligent

Picture 6. Fruits of The Holy Spirit (credit to Pixabay)

3. Relieves Pain Including Rheumatism and Arthritis

Gaharu oil is believed to have the ability to remove toxins and excess water in the body through sweat or urine. This oil is also believed to have an analgesic ability, anti-inflammatory, and anti rheumatism.This oil has anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is useful to be used as a natural and safe treatment for effective pain relief.

To overcome the pain due to rheumatism is done by massaging using agarwood oil that has been diluted with a carrier oil. Dilute the agarwood oil with a suitable carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba to make a pain relieving massage oil. Or we can add a few drops of agarwood oil to a hot compress and apply it over the affected area.

4. Increase Sexual Passion / Aphrodisiacs

Besides ylang oil, agarwood oil can also increase sexual arousal and overcome problems in married couples, such as decreased libido and premature ejaculation. This oil can enhance the libido, boost sperm count and even combat premature ejaculation. It overcomes reproductive problems by improving the quality of sperm. Gaharu oil works to increase vigor and vitality. So, gaharu oil is very useful, especially for us who have married already.

There are many Agarwood benefits for health and beauty, one of them is as an aphrodisiacs

Picture 7. Agarwood as An Aphrodisiacs (credit to Pixabay)

5. Promote Healthy Digestive System

Digestive problems such as bloating, carminative, gas in the gut can be overcome with gaharu oil tablets. Agarwood oil supports the secretion of excess digestive acid and gastric juices in the stomach. That is done by massaging the stomach with agarwood oil. Japanese research has shown that the agarwood leaves can be used in a tea to act as a natural laxative.

There are many Agarwood benefits for health and beauty, one of them is to overcome digestive problems

Picture 8. Human Digestive System (credit to Pixabay)

6. Promote Healthy Skin as Anti-Aging Treatment

Agarwood or gaharu is one of the strongest anti-aging that is able to remove fine lines, wrinkles, and black spots on the skin. Oil and gaharu sapwood in the treatment of Ayurveda is used as a nutrient for the skin, which is to rejuvenate the skin. Gaharu oil is also able to detox and remove toxins from the skin. This oil is also able to make the skin becomes glowing and soft.

Agarwood essential oil helps to repair damaged skin cells and fight the damage caused by the free radicals that we face every day. Many of the aging signs such as wrinkles and age marks can be treated with agarwood essential oil. Add a drop of agarwood oil to our normal face cleanser to improve the tone and complexion of our face skin.

Agarwood oil can be used as skin face treatment

Picture 9. A Woman’s Face Complexion (credit to Pixabay)

7. Help Overcome Insomnia

Agarwood oil can help overcome insomnia because it contains valerian which is associated with its ability to promote calm and deeper sleep. We can inhale a few drops directly when necessary or diffuse it next to our bed at night.

8. Diuretic Function

Agarwood oil can be used to help detoxify the body and clean out any excess salt and uric acid that can lead to many complaints. It promotes more frequent urination as well as increases the quantity of urine produced.

9. Other Uses

It has been used for relieving pain during and after birth, nausea, and vomiting. Other usage are for treating epilepsy, liver problems such as cirrosis and hepatitis, fever and chills. It has even been used to treat cancers such as gastric, abdominal and lung cancer.

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According to Genesis in the Bible, Agarwood was the only wood from the Garden of Eden that Adam and Eve were allowed to take cuttings from.

Agarwood brough by Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden

Picture 10. The Garden of Eden Cartoon (credit to Pixabay)

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26 Replies to “Agarwood Benefits For Health And Beauty, The Scent Of Nirvana”

  1. I’ve studied and used essential oils for many years and have never heard of this one! Really appreciate all the background information about its role in ancient cultures as well as its many different medicinal properties. And, how it’s harvested is also really fascinating! I’m gonna have to check this out for sure.

    1. I know that different person has different taste. But after reading the history of agarwood and smell the scent, I understand why almost all religion figure love smelling the agarwood scent.

  2. This is some very very useful information for those who meditate and are into self-awareness and others as well. I am new to meditation but Agarwood sounds like the perfect fit. I am going to see how it is priced. And if it is in my budget I am getting it. I would like to join your newsletter if possible.

    1. You can get the essential oil from Amazon (or other source) at affordable price. I will inform you about the newsletter at the time I start doing email marketing. Thank you for the positive response.

  3. Your article is packed with wonderful information. I have never heard f agarwood. I had no idea that there are so many benefits and uses of agarwood. I am going to bookmark this page I can refer to it in the future. Thanks a bunch for sharing. I have certainly learn a lot.

  4. I have never heard agarwood, but I love sandalwood and use it as an incense to purify the energy in my house. I only use any fragrant woods as incense and not the oil, so this information was really interesting to me. Agarwood seems to have a lot of physical benefits, so I would love to try it out. I am also very interested in using it for the anti-aging skin care!
    Thank you for the great information.

  5. Hey there!

    Wow, this post is so full of good information. I’ve learned so much and definitely appreciate nature more now. I’m only 23 but there’s nothing wrong with starting this process early in life. I will definitely be recommending your blog to my mom!


  6. This is very informative. I have not heard of these oils and it was quite interesting getting the background and history as well. I am willing to try these as a result. Thanks for sharing this information.

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