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Agarwood and Pharmacological Activities

December 25, 2016 2 min read

The below information is for educational purpose only and was researched and published by professionals (not us, Grandawood as we are growers and merchants NOT doctors)

It is affirmed that Aquilaria Spp could be effective for the treatment of several diseases which are reviewed below with its main chemical constitutions from several part of plant: stem, seeds, leaf, oil and heartwood.

Agarwood plays an important role in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinense Medicine for centuries (except from leaf, which its benefit has been discovered for the last decades). Agarwood is one of the main ingredient for treatment method of in-flammatory-related ailments, and diarrhoea, as well as a stimulant, sedative and cardioprotective agent.

Phamacological activities Part of Plant
Anti-allergic Stem, Seeds
Anti-diabetic Leaf
Anti-cancer Oil
Anti-inflammatory Leaf, Heartwood
Anti-ischemic Leaf
Anti-microbial Oil, leaf, heartwood
Anti-oxidant  Leaf, Stembark
Laxative effect Leaf
Mosquitocidal  Oil


Agarwood plant materials have been widely used as traditional medicines in Southeast Asian communities, for the treatment of arthritis, asthma, and diarrhoea and have sedative effects. Phytochemical studies show that they contain sesquiterpenoids, 2 (-2-phenylethyl)-4H-chromen-4-one derivatives, genkwanins,
mangiferins, iriflophenones, cucurbitacins, other terpenoids and phenolic acids. Grandawood Agarwood leaves and oilcontain the above

Many pharmacological studies have been performed on crude extracts, and these extracts exhibit anti-allergic, anti-in-flammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-ischemic, anti-microbial, hepatoprotective, laxative, and mosquitocidal properties, as well as effects on the central nervous system. Agarwood plant materials are considered safe, based on the doses tested.

Below are the extract from Yumi et al , Journal of Ethnopharmacology 189 (2016), with greater information in relation to Pharmacological activities, Species, Part of Plan, Formulation, Model/cell, Result and Reference. Enjoy 

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