Oud

Original price was: ₹590.00.Current price is: ₹380.00.

Genus : Schleichere

“Introducing the Oud Plant, renowned for its captivating fragrance. Delve into the world of this exotic plant, learn about its cultivation, and infuse your space with the enchanting aroma of Oud.”

Oud, also known as agarwood, is a species of tree in the genus Aquilaria that is prized for its highly fragrant resin. The tree is native to Southeast Asia, and is found in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The resin is produced in response to a fungal infection or injury to the tree, and its production is considered a sign of a healthy and mature tree.

Oud is one of the most expensive and sought-after raw materials in perfumery and traditional medicine, and its use can be traced back thousands of years to ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Arabs, and Hindus. The resin has a complex and intense aroma that is often described as woody, earthy, and musky, with hints of spice and sweetness.

In perfumery, oud is used as a base note, which provides the fragrance with a long-lasting and grounding quality. It is often combined with other ingredients, such as floral and spicy notes, to create unique and exotic fragrance blends.

In traditional medicine, oud is believed to have various health benefits, including stress relief, improved digestion, and increased energy. However, its use in medicine is still largely based on traditional practice and more scientific research is needed to validate these claims.

Oud production is an environmentally sensitive industry, as the trees take decades to reach maturity and the resin is only produced by a small percentage of the trees. As a result, overharvesting and illegal logging have led to declines in wild populations of Aquilaria trees, and efforts are underway to cultivate the trees in sustainable plantations to meet demand for the resin.

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