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.
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.
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.
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.
Active compounds in agarwood has been found to provide highly-effective effective pain relief.
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.
Extracts of both agarwood and A. sinensis leaves has a blood-sugar lowering effect.
The essential oil of agarwood has a protective effect against oxidative damage.
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