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Eagle Wood

Scientific name of Eagle wood: Aquilaria agallocha

Name of English: Eagle wood 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 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 the Ayurveda treatments in 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, 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 of Ayurveda medicines; oil of the wood is very effective to treatments of skin diseases and also used to treat eye diseases, ear diseases etc. The oil is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, leprosy, skin diseases asthma, cough, 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 the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Rasnadi Choornam

Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam

Shwasahara Kashaya

Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu

MuktadiMahanjana

SahacharadiThailam

BalaThailam

BaladhatryadiThailam

Chandanbala Laxadi Oil

Guduchyadi Tailam

Himasagara Tailam

Mahanarayanthaialam

ManjishtadiThailam

NisosiradiThailam

Prameha MihiraTaila

 

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