Agarwood Benefits For Health And Beauty, The Scent Of Nirvana

Have you ever smelled 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 minds to fly to heaven. There are many agarwood benefits for the health and beauty of the 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 religions – it is extremely expensive. 

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 from 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 that 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 to 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 that 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 smoke was used to scent the armor of Samurai warriors before heading into battle. Agarwood benefits for health and beauty

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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, jinkoheremol, 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.

The Agarwood Benefits for Health and Beauty:

1. Brightening Mind and Building Mind Power

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

According to Ayurvedic tradition, agarwood oil illuminates the mind and strengthens the power of thought. When we use it in meditation, it 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 bodies. 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.

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.

2. Improving Emotional Intelligence

Agarwood scent can improve the emotional intelligent

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.

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3. Relieves Pain Including Rheumatism and Arthritis

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. As an anti-inflammatory, it has been traditionally used for joint paint. It is an excellent natural remedy for arthritis. Before applying agarwood to your joint, dilute it in a carrier oil like coconut, sunflower, safflower, or grapeseed oil. For every 1 tablespoon of the carrier oil, use 3 drops of agarwood oil.

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

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

5. Promote A Healthy Digestive System

There are many Agarwood benefits for health and beauty, one of them is to overcome digestive problemsDigestive 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. We can do it by massaging the stomach with agarwood oil. Research has shown that the agarwood leaves can be used in a tea to act as a natural laxative.

6. Promote Healthy Skin as an Anti-Aging Treatment

Oil and gaharu sapwood in the treatment of Ayurveda is used as a nutrient for the skin, which is to rejuvenate the skin. Agarwood benefits for health and beauty

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.

7. Help Overcome Insomnia

Agarwood essential 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. Agarwood essential oil benefits for health and beauty.

Agarwood essential 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

Gaharu oil is believed to have the ability to remove toxins and excess water in the body through sweat or urine. We can use Agarwood oil 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 uses are for treating epilepsy, liver problems such as cirrhosis and hepatitis, fever and chills. It has even been used to treat cancers such as gastric, abdominal and lung cancer. This essential oil is suggested as a potential anti-colon cancer candidate.

Agarwood Chip

Agarwood brough by Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden

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.

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Have you ever smelled the scent of agarwood oil? That is a mystical scent that can bring our mind fly to heaven. There are many agarwood benefits for health and beauty of the human body, mind, and soul.

46 thoughts on “Agarwood Benefits For Health And Beauty, The Scent Of Nirvana”

  1. What an interesting article about the agarwood oil. I’ve taken away so much information that I didn’t have knowledge of and would like to try the oil on my skin as it seems to be losing its natural complexion. Great article indeed. Thank you

  2. Hi; The Agarwood Plant seemed to be extremely medicinal, and serves many purposes?

     Is the use of the Agarwood Oil by many Relegion an evil practice or a rightious one?

    According to the limited availability of this Great plant being limited to few contenents/countries would suggest that the Government of poorer nations ensure that the Agarwood substances such as oil, chips, and leaves be made availabe to their citizens at a reasonable price by sourcing and subsiding the product?

    Thanks for the information.


    • Hi, Dorcas. Agarwood has been utilized to drive out evil spirits in traditional religious functions. The issues are now to explore the new sources of agarwood to protect the endangered plant species, to ensure agar formation in 100% of the planted trees, upgrade in quality and most possibly quantity of agar yield per tree simultaneously minimizing the maturation time. A multidisciplinary approach could be initiated with the experts of forestry, mycology, biochemistry and microbiology to achieve the goal.

  3. It is incredible all the beneficial properties of this oil, it should be called miraculous oil.

    I loved your post and I didn’t know about this oil and its benefits over health. As you said, health is our greatest and most precious wealth.

    The surprising thing is that it is obtained because of a fungal infection in the tree. Does the Agarwood have the same quality if it is from a provoked infection than the one obtained after a naturally infection?

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge about Agarwood oil 🙂

  4. Agarwood benefit for Health and Beauty the scent of Nirvana is such a great article. 

    The information you give in this article will help me out a lot I really appreciate all the great information you have placed in this article.

     Because I have been having sleep issues I just ain’t able to concentrate. Agarwood and all of its healing properties will definitely make me sleep better and relaxation with a better piece of mind.

    Thank you again for such a wonderful article it came in handy for me.

  5. Thanks very much Melanie for your most informative post about Agarwood.  This is something I had never heard of before reading your post.

    I found it interesting and surprising that Argarwood resin was discovered through sick Argarwood trees.  I always think of sick trees, or any sick plant life, to be something that needs to be destroyed.  It’s clear that I need to extend my knowledge much further when it comes to plant life.

    I’m aware of some essential oils but had never known an essential oil made from Argarwood trees.  

    Your post provides so much information about benefits of Argarwood and I will certainly revisit it again to learn more about how Argarwood products can help towards living a healthy life.

    • Thank you for the encouragement, Valerie. I’ve seen an oud/agarwood bracelet in a Mall recently. The scent is so calming and the price is expensive. I admire the creativity of the crafter. How smart people who have changed the wood to be a precious bracelet. It inspires me to explore my talent too.

  6. I’ve read Agarwood in the bible but I really have no idea what it is or how it looks like. I was so engrossed reading your post to understand the benefits to our body and of its usage. I wan to try this one but I don’t where to get them here in our country. If ever I’ll cross over I’ll try it for its anti-aging and anti aging wrinkle component. I’m also in my 40s.

    Thanks for this article. 

  7. Hello

    Good article, I haven’t heard of agarwood , so an education for me.

    So many benefits.

    Could you give me an idea, what does it smell like? It sounds devine..

    I use essential oils, eg. Lavender, which is meant to calm and aid sleep, I sprinkle a few drops over my linen at night .

    Thank you


    • Hi, Michelle. It smells a bit of everything: tobacco leaves, leathery and medicinal herb, honey, floral. To sum up, a pleasant fragrance. I love lavender oil too. I mix lavender oil with extra virgin olive oil to get an anti aging oil. You may want to read the article here. It helps me to fall asleep too. Thank you for your comment.

  8. I’ve been encountering blog about Oils lately. Learning it’s benefits and what it does to our body. I think Agarwood is something that matches me since I have insomnia.

    I am not into using Oils– but your article makes me want to try it. I think it’s time for me to look at essential oils as “alternatives”.

    Thanks for providing this information. 

    One thing that I want to point out is that, (and I hope you wouldn’t mind) the picture that you use, labeled as Picture 4 Samurai, the photo is a picture of a man in a Korean Traditional Clothes– Samurai is for Japanese Sword is to Korean. I am a Korean.

    Anyway, thanks again and wishing you success.

    • OMG. Thank you for your correction on the picture of Samurai. I really appreciate it. I need to replace the picture soon. There are many essential oils that have sedative effect. Lavender is a more popular oil. I’ve published a post about natural sleep aids here. You may want to try the foods first. Wish the best for your health.

  9. I read your article on agarwood with great interest.  I did not know that it was the wood/oil referred to as aloes n the Bible – very interesting. I believe it was also used in the process of embalming of the Egyptian pharoahs.  There seem to be new discoveries quite often in the natural treatment of arthritis and having access to Oud oil,I’m going to try it just to see.  I would imagine it would be cost prohibitive to most, but I’m very interested in learning more.  Thank you for introducing me to this rather exotic oil.  Can’t wait to learn more

    • I’m in love with essential oils too. I have never known it’s scent that I don’t like yet, ha ha. It is interesting that the Bible is actual until now, isn’t it? I am amazed too. Thank you for your comment, Sharon.

  10. This sounds absolutely amazing.  I know sometimes medicine and pills are needed.  I love the fact that for so much there are alternatives.  My wife and I both suffer from many things that I think could improve.  There is no doubt that I am going to try all of this.  Small price to pay if it makes me feel better.

  11. 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.

    • 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.

  12. 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.

    • 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!


  16. 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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