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Medical Benefits of Agarwood

Agarwood has been used for thousands of years as medicine for the mind, and body.

The incredible benefits of Agarwood on the brain, our mood, and our physical health are scientifically proven. Modern studies prove that this ancient remedy is no folklore.



Neutral protective

Agarwood has been traditionally used as a medicine to calm and reduce anxiety in China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East for centuries. Modern pharmacological studies have demonstrated that agarwood has an active effect on neural activity and the nervous system, with potent anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.


Gastrointestinal Regulation

Agarwood has been widely used for centuries to alleviate abdominal discomfort. Pharmacological studies showed that agarwood and the leaves of A. sinensis trees have a gastrointestinal regulating effect, by improving intestinal peristalsis, enhancing gastric emptying, and inhibited gastric ulcer. It is also proven to help relieve constipation.


Antibacterial and Antifungal

In ancient China and South East Asian countries, agarwood was originally used for sanitisation, and as a traditional treatment for infectious diseases. Modern studies show that many compounds in agarwood exhibit antimicrobial activities and strong antifungal effects.


Anti-Inflammatory

Compounds from agarwood exhibits a potent inhibitory activity against inflammation. Inflammation is linked to many diseases in the human body including metabolic disorders. Thus, agarwood oil’s anti-inflammatory function serves to potentially ward off many lifetime diseases.


Analgesic Effect

Active compounds in agarwood has been found to provide highly-effective effective pain relief.


Antiasthma

Agarwood has long been used in China to treat asthma. One study found that the extract of agarwood, together with the leaves of the Agarwood A.sinensis has inhibitory effects on asthma.


Anti-cancer and Anti-tumour

In studies, agarwood essential oil possesses anticancer activity towards many cancers including breast cancer, colorectal carcinoma, colon cancer, as well as suppression of tumour cells.


Anti-Diabetes

Extracts of both agarwood and A. sinensis leaves has a blood-sugar lowering effect.

Antioxidation

The essential oil of agarwood has a protective effect against oxidative damage.


Reference:

Wang, Shuai et al. “Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activity of Agarwood and Aquilaria Plants.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 23,2 342. 7 Feb. 2018, doi:10.3390/molecules23020342





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