AgarWood, AloesWood or GharuWood -
Is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense, perfume, and small carvings. It is formed in the heartwood of aquilaria trees when they become infected with a type of mould (Phialophora parasitica). Prior to infection, the heartwood is odourless, relatively light and pale coloured; however, as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin, called aloes or agar (not to be confused with the edible, algae-derived agar) as well as gaharu, jinko,oud, or oodh (not to be confused with bukhoor), in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin-embedded heartwood. The resin-embedded wood is valued in Arabic-middle eastern culture for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes. The aromatic qualities of agarwood are influenced by the species, geographic location, its branch, trunk and root origin, length of time since infection, and methods of harvesting and processing.
Is the resinous heartwood that comes from the Aquilaria tree. Aquilaria is a fast growing subtropical forest tree and the wood from this tree, once properly managed and processed, is used to produce oil known as "OUD" oil-this is a key ingredient in some of the most exclusive and expensive fragrances in the world, such as Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss.
The most important source of AgarWood, is an indigenous species to the Southeast Asia region; found in countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand and eastwards to Papua New Guinea. The healthy wood of Aquilaria trees is white, soft and without scented resins. In the wild, agarwood forms only when affected by certain external factors, such as animal grazing, insect attack or microbial invasion, typically around wonded or rotting parts of the trunk. The defensive reaction causes a moist, fragrant discolouration within the heart of the tree, often called heartwood.
Use Of Gaharu Products?
There are three main forms :
What types of Gaharu Product ?
a). 3 mL Pure (Gaharu Oil/Pati Gaharu/Agarwood oil/Oud Oil
b). Gaharu Powder
c). 3 x 10 grm Gaharu Powder + 1 Unit Burner
In nutshell, there are 4 common species available in local market (Gaharu), Sinensis has the advantage of the fastest growth among the agarwood trees, it is one of the reason the preferred choice of agarwood growers.
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