Where does oud wood (Agarwood) popularly grow?

What is Agarwood?

Oud known in English as Agarwood is a resinous wood heart that occurs from the trees to the Aquilaria. The Aquilaria tree’s growth is very fast as compare to some other kinds of subtropical forest trees. 

It grows at heights and above the level of Sea, these trees grow approximately 1000 meters above the sea level. Ideally, grow 500 meters about the Sea Level’s surface.

It grows on extensive kind of soils, it can also grow on poor sandy soil.  Aquilaria’s seedling requires a good quality of water and shade to grow rapidly.  It produces seeds and flowers at the age of four years.

This article will be very informative for you if you are searching for “Agarwood” and the growth of Agarwood because we going to discuss an interesting topic. We will discuss the importance of Agarwood and the locations, where Agarwood grows popularly.

Agarwood can’t be grown everywhere, it requires a specific environment and soil. We hope that at the end of this article your all questions are related to agarwood’s growth going towards a solution.

What are the Usages of Agarwood?

Agarwood is also known as “Wood of the God” and using for thousands of years.  It is used as an incense for medicinal purposes. This wood is also useable in pure resin and its water used as an essential oil.  This essential oil becomes a component of perfume.

This wood has a strong connection with religious and traditional ceremonies. Because faith healers in the Middle East use this wood at curative ceremonies and Japanese donate the flower and oil of this tree at Shinto-Buddhist temples.

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Oud formed in a tropical evergreen tree, which is originated from Assam, India.  This tree is the genus of 15 spices. This is also known as Lign-aloes or tree, this tree usually grows in the rain forests of the following countries.

  1. North East India
  2. Indonesia
  3. Vietnam
  4. Malaysia
  5. Cambodia
  6. Thailand
  7. Laos
  8. Philippines
  9. New Guinea
  10. Borneo

When the Agarwood tree is attacked by Fungi, then this response to the attack by releasing resin to protect itself.  This tree includes the resin in the inner side, which gives the information of resinous, deemed to Oud.

Oud is useable for centuries in Japan, China, India, and some other Asian countries to burn in homes and Royal palaces. The purpose of the use of this tree in palaces and religious ceremonies is to enjoy the fragrance of wood.

Agarwood Trees in India:

Agarwood tree grows in India naturally in the northeast states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya.  Meghalaya has also known another kind of Oud tree.

In Assam, this tree is also known as Sanchi and Xasi tree. In Assam, the agar tree is classified into two basic categories, Bhola Sanchi and Jati Sanchi. Jati Sanchi is used for commercial Cultivation and Bhola Sanchi is for consumers’ use because it grows quickly.

How is Resinous formed in Agarwood Tree?

This is the most interesting part of this article because the death of a tree gives us extraordinary wood for our routine and luxurious life.  A fatal attack of a microorganism of a tree with priceless with resin.

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The adverse effect of fungi occurs when plant leaves injure by the infection of the attack, Fungi enters the plant or tree by Zigzag some time by the vertical hollow.


The trade of Agarwood in India is for thousands of years and continuously growing over time. The increase in the demand for Oud trees demonstrated that the distillation of this Wood’s requires in foreseeable future. Because many European and American countries also demanding the Oud wood for making the perfumes.

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