The properties of Agarwood oud oil are (so far) known to be:

  • Stimulant – quickens physiological function
  • Tonic – strengthens the body
  • Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation
  • Aphrodisiac – increases sexual desire
  • Diuretic – stimulates the production of urine
  • Antimicrobial – kills or resists pathogenic microorganisms
  • Carminative – settles the digestive system and relieves gas
  • Febrifuge – combats fever
  • Digestive – aids digestion of food
  • Expectorant – loosens mucus in the respiratory tract and aids expulsion
  • Muscle relaxant – eases tension in muscles
  • Demulcent – protects mucus membranes and calms irritation
  • Emmenagogue – stimulates menstrual flow
  • Analgesic – relieves pain
  • Anti-arthritic – combats arthritis
  • Antipruritic – relieves or prevents itching
  • Stomachic – digestive aid and tonic, improves appetite.
  • In Tibetan medicine Agarwood is used to treat emotional, nervous and psychological issues, through its ability to induce a
  • deep meditative state. It is also used as a tranquilizer.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Agarwood is used to treat the digestive system, relieve spasms, regulate the vital organs, relieve pain, treat halitosis and to support the kidneys. It is used to ease tightness in the chest, reduce abdominal pain, stop vomiting, treat diarrhea and relieve asthma. The aroma of Agarwood is said to stimulate Qi, – the ‘vital force’ or ‘life energy’.