Warmly welcome you to the Oud world!
We would like to take you back into the history of origin of agarwood which is a precious gift of nature and the huge its benefits through history.
The tradition of burning Agarwood, still present in today’s Muslim world was held by Prophet Muhammad in the ancient world, saying it was an item from Paradise in his words of belief.
His said: “”The first group of people who will enter Paradise, will be glittering like the full moon and those who will follow them, will glitter like the most brilliant star in the sky. They will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any nasal secretions. Their combs will be of gold, and their sweat will smell like musk. The Agarwood will be used in their centers..”.
The “God’s messenger” also revealed several healing properties and efficiency in treating pleurisy, referring to Oud. In the book of the old testament, there are several mentions referring to the “every kind of incense tree”, which may be Oud, by popular belief.
The bible mentioned several citations of Oud, including a text in which Jesus is said to have been perfumed with Oud. One of the stories from “Song of Songs” is describing King Solomon as “coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense”, which is also attributed to Oud.
It was also used by Ancient noble Chinese in the built of Coffins. In Buddhism tradition, there is a story about the precious string of 108 beads is made by agarwood. A monk’s sacrificing spirit in which he grinds one of his agarwood beads into powder whenever he met the sick in order to cure them with it, which resulted with even the seriously stricken person getting well.
Hisotry tell us that it’s as luxury from France’s King, Louis XIV, who washed his clothes in Oud. It was also associated with the Tradition of Fengshui from China, as was been associated with producing good luck and positive energy where it is placed.
The many benefits of Agarwood
Agarwood oil essence has been known for its multiple positive effects on our nervous system. The most well-known is the ability to bring about calmess and alertness to the owner. When applied regularly, the oil essence has been proved to effectively relieve stress and anxiety.
The aromatherapy of oud essential oil works for both sexes since the scent is not gender-specific. Though some female customer might prefer a blended version of the essence, it can be worn by mostly anyone in any circumstances without being a distraction.
Beside therapeutic benefits, Oud oil also has medicinal uses : agarwood is a tonic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, relieves epilepsy, antimicrobial, carminative, anti-asthmatic. Oud is used in nervous disorders, digestive, bronchial complaints, smallpox, rheumatism, illness during and after childbirth, spasms in the digestive and respiratory systems, fevers, abdominal pain, asthma, cancer, colic, diarrhea, nausea, regurgitation, weakness in the elderly, shortness of breath, chills, general pains and cirrhosis of the liver. It also acts as a director or focuser for other medicines. It has been used as a treatment for lung and stomach tumors.
Please be reminded that the information we shared is only for your information and not to be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes.
Our Oud adventure is ended here, we hope you will have an overview about the Oud’s uses.