1. Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Aquilaria that produce an aromatic resin in response to fungal infection. Also called agarwood.
2. The wood of this tree when permeated by resin, used in traditional Asian medicine and valued as an ingredient in incense and perfumes. Also called agarwood, aloes.
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Sometimes called Aloeswood, Agarwood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense, perfume, and small carvings.
Agarwood, aloeswood or gharuwood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense, perfume and small carvings.
101 with the statement that cloves were imported in Islamic times, citing Levey's translation of Ibn Masawayh's Kitab Jawahir al-tib al-mufrada, inter alia from "Sofala (South Africa)." But Ibn Masawayh uses sufala as shorthand for sufalat al-hind ("the lower region of India"); he gives the full expression the first time he mentions the place in his account of aloeswood (P.
[ClickPress, Mon Oct 08 2018] Market Introduction: Agarwood, also known as Aloeswood is one of the most precious, rare and most expensive essential oil in existence today.
Related to typology, and equally challenging for the exhibition, is the fact that so many gifts, particularly in the medieval period, comprised large quantities of raw materials, including elephant tusks, musk, camphor, ambergris, aloeswood, gold, and silver.
Many other aromatic woods besides sandalwood were also used in incense manufacture, including primarily aloeswood or agarwood (chenxiang); see Kieschnick, The Impact of Buddhism, 277-78; Chen, "Joss Stick Manufacturing," 94-5; Ju Kow-Choy, "The Cultivation of the 'Incense Tree' (Aquilaria Sinensis)," Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 23 (1983): 247-249.
(10.) The occultist Eckartshausen describes a "fumigant for the purpose of causing apparitions" which included: hemlock, henbane, saffron, aloe (probably aloeswood), opium, mandrake, salanum, poppy-seed, asafoetida, and parsley.
The Aloeswood oil termed as 'oudh' in the Middle East is highly valued for its fragrance, it can go upto astonishingly high prices due to the level of demand that exists.
Hong Kong is a splendid city, but a sad one too.' (30) Zhang uses the engaging narrator in both the 'Chenxiang xie' (Aloeswood Incense) (31) stories as well.
Agarwood (also known as aloeswood) is extracted from Aquilaria and Gonystylus spp.