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About Agarwood (oud)
Agarwood (oud) is a fragrant dark resinous wood and one of the most expensive natural raw materials in the world. The odor of agarwood is complex and pleasing, with few or no similar natural analogues.
Pedanius Dioscorides in his book "De Materia Medica" described several medical qualities of agarwood (Áγαλλοχου) and mentioned its use as an incense. Even though Pedanius Dioscorides describes agarwood as having an astringent and bitter taste, it was used to freshen the breath when chewed or as a decoction held in the mouth. He also writes that a root extract was used to treat stomach complaints and dysentery as well as pains of the lungs and liver. Agarwood's use as a medicinal product was also recorded in the Sahih Muslim, which dates back to approximately the eighth century, and in the Ayurvedic medicinal text the Susruta Samhita.
Agarwood is highly revered in Hinduism, Chinese Folk Religion and Islam.
迪奧斯科里德斯在他的《De Materia Medica》一書中描述了沉香木 (Áγαλλοχου) 的幾種醫學特性，並提到了它作為香的用途。 儘管迪奧斯科里德斯將沉香描述為具有澀味和苦味，但在咀嚼時或作為含在口中的湯劑時，它被用來清新口氣。 他還寫道，根提取物用於治療胃病和痢疾以及肺和肝臟的疼痛。 沉香木作為醫藥產品的用途也被記錄在穆斯林聖訓中，其歷史可以追溯到大約八世紀，在阿育吠陀醫藥文本 Susruta Samhita 中也有所記載。