Only in the forest can we know the sanctity of the dark place. There is agarwood to know the miracle of creation. Frankincense is the element that creates the magic, that sacred. Many people have also wondered what is frankincense? What is the effect of sandalwood wood that is so valuable that everyone wants to own? This is probably the only person looking for frankincense. The ancients said, few people understand the depth of incense as deeply as the “shooping” find agarwood. However, you can also learn about the mystery of frankincense and immerse yourself in the world of people who “ride” in the following article.

What is Agar Incense?

Frankincense is created by Do tree, which is extremely light. A round of Do’s trees is about a meter long. Therefore, although it is a tree, no one uses Do for industrial purposes, to build houses or to make charcoal and firewood. Exactly almost useless, the trunk is light and soft, with only one hand supporting it up slightly, but the same plant can produce an extremely valuable product. The magic lies there, the people who go looking for bass are enlightened, nothing in this world is useless, leaving, everything born has its own value.

Frankincense has a very high oil content, often accounting for more than 25%, so frankincense and agarwood when burned gives off a rich aroma of warm wood. Natural agarwood usually has 60% to 80% oil content, which is extremely rare and should bring high value in trade.

Rare and precious agarwood with distinctive black color

Rare and precious agarwood with distinctive black color

What kind of insence are there?

Currently agarwood in the market is divided into two main categories: natural and artificial agarwood.

Natural Agarwood

The first type is the Ky Nam. Agarwood is ranked the most special and rare among agarwood and has the highest value in the market because of its difficult to exploit characteristics. Agarwood incense is very high, up to billions of VNĐ.
About the quality Agarwood has the highest grade, the largest oil content of all kinds of agarwood, softness and flexibility, agarwood fragrance full of bitterness, bitterness, sweetness, soft wood fragrance, green smoke, flying straight and long up high.

Ky Nam Agarwood is classified into 4 grades:

  • White: Ivory white, light gray, extremely rare, rarely available, very high price.
  • Exotic: Gray-green, light green, very rare, expensive behind white.
  • Huynh Ky: Dark yellow, yellow brown, rare and expensive after the period.
  • Dark: Indigo black, tar, quite rare, expensive after period.

The second type, after Ky Nam is the deep root, or the first type.

Agarwood is similar to that in the Ky Nam, but does not reach the level of perfection. Agarwood is formed from the roots of a tree and is completely submerged under water. Agarwood is very good, difficult to exploit, so it has high economic value, is not sold in the market but it is mainly traded through hands and consumed quickly.

The third category is called Kien agarwood, also known as the second category. People who play bass often have a saying “First Ky Nam, Second Kien”

Kien Agarwood often have holes, there are holes carved by ants before the trees become agarwood. Quite rare in nature and have prices ranging from several hundred million VNĐ or more for products made from Kien Agarwood. Kien are usually divided into several categories, including:

  • Kien Green: from the tree trunk born, dark green, hard.
  • Kien Diep: softer, there are many forms.
  • Kien Kim: run small, straight lines, like sewing needles.
  • Kien Vach Lau: eating along the pattern of a floor, looks like a building floor.
  • Kien Gai: also known as old tree ants, also known as his ants. Ants eat in the middle of the tree, running strands.
  • Kien Lo: eat opaque into each hole in the intestine.
  • Kien Trang: call by color. This type has a higher price, because it creates good bass.
  • Kien Den: only deep bass at both ends, the middle of the body is rice, in the world, sling, called Ta ants ha.

Finally, Toc Agarwood or third category bass.

Agarwood is a form of floating aquifer, formed in that tree trunk. Agarwood concentrate, without holes. Expressway is the most popular and popular on the market today. There are prices ranging from several hundred to several million VND.

Toc Agarwood is a moderate price, but it has a stable quality, hair is the best choice for those who want to own natural incense.

Artificial agarwood

Currently, artificial incense is popular for sale with many different prices and models, if you do not understand and distinguish the types of frankincense, it will be difficult to choose a satisfactory Agarwood ring. your bridge. To distinguish between natural and artificial frankincense, it is important to understand the formation of each type of agarwood, as well as the characteristics of agarwood to avoid confusion during the purchase.

Artifical Agarwood classified as 3 grade:

  • Tram Sanh Ghep agarwood, man-made from the bark of the Do Bau tree, is the only tree that produces agarwood with a small amount of natural agarwood. Agarwood grafted from a thin layer of essential oil with Do Bau tree trunks creates artificial agarwood, including 3 types: submerged under water, suspended in water and floating in water. Using Do Bau wood without forming frankincense, pressing at high pressure to get frankincense essential oil, will produce the same smell of incense, but usually has a very dark color, can not see the wood grain. There are 3 types: submerged, submerged and floating on water.
  • Do Bau Agarwood is the most common type of agarwood on the market today. Do Bau must be planted at least 10 years old before it can be bought to conduct agarwood planting. On Do Bau tree, it is carried out in two ways, from the bark or core of the stem, by applying a special solution to the wound of the drilled and chiseled tree. It takes 10 years from planting to drilling, it takes about 5 years after transplanting for agarwood to form frankincense, but not every tree after transplanting produces agarwood, the success rate of transplanting Do Bau is relatively low.

Price of agarwood

Natural agarwood has a much higher selling price than artificial agarwood (because artificial agarwood is actively cultivated from Do Bau tree, natural frankincense has to wait for decades to be exploited) . Natural incense is very rare, so the price is quite high, up to several billion VNĐ

The price of artificial agarwood on the market is in the tens of millions VNĐ per kilogram. Artificial agarwood is priced at less than 5 million VND for oil-pressed products, and higher for compound and aloe wood. Artificial agar is quite popular in the market, the aroma is no less natural and lasts quite long.

Agarwood has any effect to health?

The use of frankincense in health and feng shui, thanks to which the value of agarwood is not small. Essential oil extracted from frankincense has a specific aroma of wood, warm but passionate, gentle but not harsh, capable of preventing cancer, beautifying the skin, good eyesight, erectile, aromatic essential oils still carry revering the atmosphere into glass, sacred space for worship. The use of frankincense helps to nourish the kidneys, qi, and helps the kidneys function. In addition, it has effects on heart support, strong digestion, treatment of diarrhea, antiemetics, treatment of shortness of breath.

Agarwood's health benifits

Agarwood's health benifits

Especially, agarwood is used to make bracelets, which is the most popular feng shui item today, sought by the Vietnamese community. Wearing frankincense bracelets helps to control feelings of anger, frustration, and reminds us to always be compassionate and happy. The scent of aquilaria helps keep the mind fresh and clear, reducing stress in work and daily life.

Agarwood helps stimulate wealth and prosperity. In the bedroom, if the sauna helps to create a fresh, pleasant atmosphere, it will be easier to sleep and bring about deeper sleep. Burning the workplace reduces stress and soothes the mind, bringing clarity to mind.