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Agarwood (沉香)– The Wood of God

Agarwood is the most precious and expensive wood presently in existence. Also known as natural treasure and the wood of God due to the numerous uses and benefits each tree provides. The use of this treasured wood is dated as early as 600 AD and it is even mentioned in the Bible as aloeswood.

Agarwood, also known as oud, oodh or agar, is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees, when they become infected with a type of mould. Prior to infection, the heartwood is relatively light and pale coloured; however, as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. The resin embedded wood is commonly called gaharu, jinko, aloeswood, agarwood, or oud and is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes. One of the reasons for the relative rarity and high cost of Agar-wood is the depletion of the wild resource.

Native to the Aquilaria specimen, only eight are known to produce Agarwood and they can be found in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea.

This special wood is one of the most precious wood in the world which surrounded by heavy myths and strong historical precedences. It is said to be used for spiritual journey, enlightenment, clarity and grounding.

It brings communication with the transcendent, refreshes the mind and body, drives away evil spirits, takes away exhaustion, removes impurities, expels negative energies, brings alertness, relieves anxiety, invokes a sense of strength and peace, creating natural order in your sacred living areas, enhances cerebral functioning, calms the nervous system, remedies nervous disorders such as neurosis, obsessive behaviour etc.


Agarwood and Feng Shui

The Feng Shui is a Chinese belief that seeks to harmonize environmental energy from one place in order to promote health, welfare and prosperity of its occupants.

In Feng Shui, we hear about the mystical benefit of Agarwood quite often. Agarwood is known to contain a very special and auspicious energy (Qi) that can be used to remove bad omen or obstacles that obstruct goals. It is to believe that the Agarwood scent is so unique that it can turn the negative energy to positive energy, it can attract good and positive energy and thus it can improve one’s luck and wealth, ward off evil, improve health and bring success to one’s destiny.

Agarwood is widely used in Asia. It can be turned into beads and bracelets and carried on the body to improve you luck.

The most effective method of using Agarwood is by burning it and releasing the scent and energy from the Agarwood chip or incense to purify the surrounding energy and environment to improve your luck, wealth and health.

Agarwood can be used to cure Sha(bad) Qi, however, Feng Shui consultations is needed to determine the best placement of Agarwood for this purpose.


Agarwood and Health

It has been recorded in ancient times that Agarwood is used in medical practices and traditional Chinese medicine uses powdered Agarwood as a treatment for cirrhosis of the liver etc.

The most important benefit of Agarwood lies in its healing power. Aromatic and therapeutic applications Agarwood is widely used in Asia. The therapeutic essence of the Oud has been proven to heal many diseases, strengthen the immune system, improving mental clarity, relieved anxiety and stress.

We can use Agarwood to enhance the health sector to improve our health, again, you may need to consult a professional Feng Shui practitioner to determine the best place for placement.

Some Health Benefits: