Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Thymeliaceae
Genus : Aquilaria
Species : agallocha Lamk.
Common Name
English Name : Eagle wood tree
Hindi Name : Agar
Manipuri Name : Agor
Other Details
Habit : Robust glabrous tree
Parts Use : Fragrant resinous wood and oil.
Preparation : Resin extraction; distillation of wood.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Commercially used fragrant resinous agar wood is formed in the interior of the old tree. The tree contains plenty of oleoresin and has irregular dark patches. Agar wood on distillation yield an essential oil known as agar oil.
Ailment Treated : The wood is acrid, bitter, thermogenic, digestive, carminative, deodorant, sudorific, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, depurative, cardio tonic and tonic. The oil is astringent, acrid, bitter and antileprotic. Agar is useful in dizziness.
Source : Grown wildly in Moreh areas. Occasionally cultivated in the valley