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Agaru/agarwood
BOTANICAL NAME AQUILARIA AGALLOCHA
FAMILY THYMELAEACEAE
SANSKRIT: Agaru, Agnikashtha, Asara, Kalaguru, Krimija, Krishna, Loha, Rajarha,
Varnaprasadana, Yogaja.
ENGLISH Aguru, Agarwood, oudh.
HINDI Agar
KANNADA Agaru, Krishnagaru,
MALAYALAM Karakil, Kayagahru
TELUGU Agaru, Agaru chettu, Krishna agaru.
TAMIL Agalicandana, Akil kattai
MARATHI Agar.

DISTRIBUTION:

It is available Assam, Bhutan, Manipur, Bhurma widely.
Agarwood is a dark resinous heartwood that produces dark aromatic resin

PARTS USED: Essential bark oil, and Khanda or bark.
DOSE: Churna about 1 gram to 3 grams, oil 3 to 4 drops.

CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS

Sesquiterpene alcohol

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES:

QUALITY (GUNA) Light and dry, and pungent
TASTE (RASA) Katu and Tiktha.
METABOLISM (VIPAKA) Katu
POTENCY (VIRYA) Ushna
IMPACT (PRABHAVA) Sheetha Prashamana

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:

THERAPEUTIC USES

Agaru is used in various medicinal combinations as it is having positive actions on sexual disorders, Urinary disorders and the essential ingredients give Strength and acts as Rasyana and in Heart ailments.
Agaru is used in various skin disorders including leucoderma which is used with other herbal medications.

SOME OF THE COMMON FORMULATIONS

  • Anu taila
  • Brahma rasayan
  • Himsagar taila
  • Madhukasava
  • Maha narayana taila
  • Rasnadi churna
  • Rasnadi kvath churna
  • Guduchyadi taila
  • Khadiradi gutika.

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