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Uses of agaru - Aquilaria agallocha


General Use:

Agarwood is famous for its role in making of incense sticks for various ceremonies. The wood is also used to make beautiful carvings and sculptures. In many countries of Southeast Asia, the Agarwood beads are made to keep oneself safe from evil spirits and bringing good luck.

Therapeutic Uses:

Agaru is indicated in following health condition. 
- Bronchitis
- Asthma
- Wounds
- Intestinal worms
- Bad breath
- Loss of appetite
- Intestinal gas
- Cardiac weakness
- Bradycardia
- Gout
- Rheumatism
- Persistent hiccups
- Enuresis
- Chyluria
- Fever with chills
- Loss of libido in men
- Leucorrhoea
- High blood pressure
- Spasms
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Body odor
- Diarrhea 
- Dysentery


The general dosage of Agarwood is as follows 

Children -  125 to 500 mg
Adults     -  500 to 1875 mg
Maximum possible dosage - 6 grams per day (in divided doses)

Should be taken twice or thrice a day with warm water, honey, cows ghee or milk.
Best time to take  is after food.


Pharmacological activities and medicinal properties as a folk medicine to treat several disease like inflammation, arthritis, vomiting,cardiac disorders, cough,asthma,leprosy,anorexia,headache and gout.The plant has been reported to possess several pharmacological activities such as: antinociceptive, antimicrobial, laxative, anti-oxidant, sedative,antihyperglycaemic, thrombolytic, anti diabetic, ulcer protective, anti cancerous, antidiarrhoeal, hepatoprotective and CNS activities. Every portion of the plant has beneficial properties that can serve the mankind. The entire plant can be extensively studied for further future prospectives.

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