Eagle Wood

Scientific name of Eagle wood: Aquilaria agallocha

Name of English: Eaglewood in different languages:-

English: Agarwood

Sanskrit: Agar

Hindi: Agar – अगर

Malayalam: Akil – അകിൽ, Akaraputha- അക്കരപ്പുത

Plant description:

Eagle Wood is a large evergreen tree growing up to 23 m in height and 2.3 m in girth; stem is straight and often fluted; leaves are simple, alternate, 5.0-7.5 cm, thinly and shining; white-flowered, perianth persistent in fruit; seed are capsules shaped and sized in 0.8 cm long and 0.6 cm broad. Heartwood and extracted oils are used in Ayurveda treatments for many skin disorders such as leprosy.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Wood, Extracted oil

Chemical contents:

Alkaloids, anthroquinones, tannins, glycosides, saponins, fixed oils, tri-terpenoids,  and fats.

Medicinal uses:

To treat unhealed wounds, Leprosy, and Skin diseases, used as s anti-venom, to treat eye and ear problems.

How to prepare medicines:

Black Eagle wood is commonly used to prepare many Ayurveda medicines; the oil of the wood is very effective in treatment of skin diseases and is also used to treat eye diseases, ear diseases, etc. The oil is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, leprosy, skin diseases asthma, cough, and bronchitis.

Ayurveda properties

Rasa (Taste) Katu, Tikta (Pungent, Bitter)
Guna (Physical Property ) Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshna (Light, Dry, Sharp)
Virya (Potency) Ushna (Hot)
Vipaka (Metabolic Property) Katu (Pungent)

Eaglewood is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-


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