Agaru/ Agar wood Health Benefits (Aquilaria agallocha) & Remedies


Agar wood Health Benefits 

Agaru or eaglewood is a wood that is used in various ayurvedic creations. This wood is popularly used in the treatment of asthma and various other health ailments like skin diseases, brain disorder and gastro-intestinal disorders. This miraculous herb is loaded with several medicinal properties like antiasthmatic, analgesic, digestive, diuretic, anti bacterial, calming properties. It is loaded with various healthy friendly nutrients like amino acids, vitamins such as vitamin B1 and C. This herb is known to pacify all the three ayurvedic doshas. Today, you’ll learn about the health benefits of agar wood ir agaru along with its use in different health ailments.

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Health Benefits of Agar Wood | Uses & Properties of Agaru

This wood is beneficial in the prevention and treatment of various skin diseases.  It is used to cure wounds. People also use it to get fair and pink complexion.

Agar wood is also said to be beneficial in lowering high blood pressure.

Anti-inflammatory properties of this herb help in treating various types of inflammations.

Intake of this wood powder is helpful in curing various digestion related issues like excessive gas, nausea, lack of appetite, vomiting etc. Regular intake of this powder is effective in treating osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

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It is helpful in reducing cough and is very effective in respiratory system related troubles like asthma and bronchitis.

It is a good nervine tonic and hence it is used to treat variety of brain related problems including stress and anxiety.

People also use this herb to treat the problem of bed wetting.

It has cooling effects so it can also be used to get rid of excessive body heat.

Here are some ways in which you can use this herb to cure variety of health related problems.

Home Remedies and ailments cure with Agarwood | How to use agar wood for Skin, Hair and Health

Agaru for Body odor

Body odor is a very embarrassing problem. You can easily get rid of this issue simply by applying a paste of agar wood powder, rose water and milk. Apply this paste on your body and underarms. Do this before having a bath.

Agar wood use for – Mild to Moderate Fever

Take an earthen pot. Pour three cups of water in it. Put a small piece of agar wood in it and heat this mixture until it reduces to half. Take one tablespoon of this liquid daily for 3 days.

Agaru for Head lice

Mix agar wood powder with water to create a paste. Apply this paste on your head to get rid of hide lice problem effectively.

Agar wood as a remedy for Gastro-intestinal issues

Gastro intestinal issues like liver problems, acid reflux, vomiting, nausea can be easily controlled by inhaling the smoke of burning agar wood.

Agar wood benefits for Skin

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Apply a paste of agar wood and rose water daily to have flawless glowing complexion.

Scabies- mix wood powder with water and apply the final paste on the affected area. Wait for half an hour and then wash.

Itchy Skin- apply wood and water paste on the problem area. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash.

Likewise, swelling of the skin can be easily cured by applying agarwood and water paste over the affected area.

Agaru for Remedy for Migraine

Boil five cups of wood pieces with two liters of water until the water reduces to half. Now, boil this liquid with one liter each of cow’s milk and gingelly oil. Finally, add half cup each of Terminalia bellirica and liquorice root powder. Use this liquid to massage your scalp.

Agaru for Cough Relief

Mix agar wood powder with equal quantity of kooka bel root powder. Add some water to make a paste. Apply this paste on your chest to get relief from cough.


Mix a pinch of agarwood with a spoon full of honey. Have it to control your diarrhea. This remedy is also effective in controlling hiccups.

How to use Agar wood for Baldness

Boil four cups of Agarwood chips with two liters of water. Boil until the liquid reduces to half liter. Now, add half a liter of cow milk and coconut oil. Finally add one cup of turmeric, one cup rinds of Terminalia and two cups each of tarwar  and southernwood flower.  Boil the resultant mixture for a few minutes and then strain the liquid. Apply it on the scalp.

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