Agarwood, aloeswood or gharuwood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense, . In addition, agarwood plantations have been established in a number of countries, and reintroduced into countries such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka as. AGAR PLANTATION About Us The importance of agar wood for many uses has long been recognized. Agar wood is also considered the world’s most valuable. Agarwood Plantation. View Farm in Forest Merchang Karas,Terengganu. Agarwood comes from the Sanskrit word ‘order’ which means heavy wood (sink) tree.

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The Saudis want something that smells great, and they are not as particular about purity. Agarwood, agarood the oil and the wood come from 2 or 3 species of Aquilaria tree which grows, or grew, from the states of Eastern India through Burma, down through Bangladesh, Thailand, Indochina and along the Malay peninsula to Papua New Guinea and even Borneo.

Inthe Terengganu State Forestry Department has taken the initiative to explore the field of new wealth by setting up farm Merchang Agaarwood Forest Reserve with an area of 47 acres and has planted 40, trees to sink. Heart of the Matter: The incense smoke is also characterized by a “sweet-balsamic” note and “shades of vanilla and musk” and amber not to be confused with ambergris.

Aquilaria malaccensis is mostly known from Malaysia and Indonesia, while Aquilaria crassna grows primarily in Indochina. Cover the seedling and chamfer the cimcumference to improve water catchment. Typically, the longer the distillation time the higher the grade.

Agarwood Plantation

I have talked about the meaning of agarwood with devout Muslims over endless tiny cups of tea all over the Middle East, and I can tell you this: The prices in Bombay are similar to Bangkok and I think this indicates further adulteration.


Mixing the mixture to small particle possible.

There is a large market in Chinese medicine for the powdered wood, but that seems to come mostly from Vietnam and it is becoming more common to farm it. This site uses cookies. It is formed in the heartwood of aquilaria planyation when they become infected with a type of mould Phialophora parasitica.

What is Agarwood

The Agar wood Oil is distilled from the cheaper quality of Agar wood and the yield is very low between avarwood. When the wood tissue of A.

Views Read Edit View history. You are commenting using your Facebook account. A wide array of products of different grades is available on the market, varying with geographical location and cultural deposition. At least fifteen species of Aquilaria are known to produce the much sought-after agarwood. Once it gets into the hands of a trader, adulteration is certain.

The source for this piece of wood is claimed to be from Pursat, Cambodia agarwoov on the smell of the wood. Unique aloeswood is the highest grade of Aquilaria agallocha resin, known in English as Agallochumwhile “black aloeswood” is the resin infused wood of the same tree; “brown plantatiin is the scented wood of several Dalbergia species from India and Bhutan.

This walk is through heavy jungle, thick with foliage and bugs and always mountainous. It is worth noting that Westerners in general and aroma-therapists in particular are the only agarwod concerned with purity.

The mere presence of the tree is not a guarantee of fragrant agarwood; there must also be a presence of a certain group of fungi imperfecti, and the synergy that takes place between these fungi and the tree will cause the fragrant compounds to blossom.


It is thus timely pantation promote sustainable production of agar wood as an important strategy for conserving natural agar wood tree species, thus the forest habitats, and concurrently fulfilling the demand for agar wood products from cultivation.

It is also a fact that the agarwood business involves vast amounts of money and involves a rare, beautiful and highly labour-intensive commodity that costs more than gold, and is infinitely more precious. In the perfume state, the scent is mainly distinguished by a combination of “oriental-woody” and “very soft fruity-floral” notes. Plantations International Related posts: The average oud available in the US will have changed hands at least 10 times.

Agarwood Plantation

The largest exporters are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Planting method In plantation forestry, it is essential to carefully assess the ecological conditions at the planntation and to assess whether a potential species will survive and grow.

aagarwood Another reason for Agarwood to be expensive is the threat of becoming endangered. The fungus Melanotus flavolivens has successfully been used to induce artificial formation of Agarwood in Aquilaria sinensis in vivo tree.

A mold infection may then occur, and in response, the tree produces a salutary self-defense material to conceal damages or infections. Then it is graded minutely. There are no botanists at the agarwood still.

In India and Cambodia, it is used for traditional and religious ceremony. May 16, at 1: Sinensis was inoculated with the fungus M.