Oud oil, also known as oud is one of the most precious and most expensive oil in existence today. Different individuals from different cultures have preferred using oud oil for their day to day activities. Oud oil attracts very high prices because of its inadequacy state. Despite such challenges, oud oil has been preferred by numerous individuals globally due to its sweet, intriguing fresh scent. For pure authentic oud oil to be produced, the agarwood tree after harvesting needs to undergo a various process in order to bring about authentic oud. This article will hence discuss the various uses of this fascinating oil in the perfume industry, how in is used in some religion and how is used as a medicine.
Uses of oud oil in perfume
Oud oil has a freshly, tranquilizing fragrance which is basically extracted from the resinous agarwood tree. The resin is produced by the tree once the tree has been attacked by fungi and thereafter begins forming fungi within its stem (Cicora, 19198). Oud is often used to refer to the resin saturated wood as well as the oil distilled from it. Despite oud oil being a rare product, it has been used for various purposes in the perfume industry where it is used as a fragrance. Notably, various boutiques and large companies have launched fragrances with oud. Fragrances such as Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Kiglers Oud for highness, Christians Dior and Kilian Rose oud whereby all contain oud oil in them. Oud perfume tends to bring about a natural calming effect and is therefore considered by most individuals despite its expensive nature.
Uses of oud oil in religion
Oud has been used for religious purposes, especially in the Eastern Cultures. In china from instance, oud has been as Lord Krishna’s, favorite fragrance. Consequently, the fragrance has been used religiously in the Buddhist culture where it was used to burn incest traditionally. It is said to bring about a state of attaining divinity since it contains the scent of nirvana. Additionally, the samurai warriors in china used the perfume because it was said to bid the warriors good luck charm and as a result would come back victorious. Oud oil also served as a cleansing tool during some religious ceremonies (In Monti, In Pandi-Perumal & In Chkroverty, 2016). Consequently, the Muslims used oud oil traditionally during the burning of frankincense and myrrh resins where the agarwood chips were used religiously to bring about humanity among individuals as well as a cleansing agent because it enabled individuals to feel relaxed (Stevens, 2012).
Uses of oud oil in medicine
Oud oil has been used for various medicinal purposes. It has over the years been used to treat various skin problems when applied such as smallpox and rashes. In other countries such as in Tibetan, oud oil has been used to treat emotional, nervous and psychological problems through its ability to induce deep meditative state. Additionally, essential oils have been said to have elicited pharmacological effects on individuals and animal’s central nervous system. Oud has also been used in aromatherapy sessions especially in adults. Additionally, oud has been used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, mental exhaustion through aromatherapy sessions. Consequently, oud oil has been used to treat general health problems such as epilepsy, fever, cancer, asthma among others. Also, oud has also been said to lessen obsessive and neurotic behaviors, especially in young adults. Finally, oud oil has been said to contain aphrodisiac properties hence used to enhance libido and boost sperm count and even bring about premature ejaculation when applied to the skin.
Although Oud is said to be one of the most expensive essential oils in existence, its defined characteristics define the fine oud oil produced. As formally discussed, oud has been used for religious purposes; it has been used in the perfume industry and also as a traditional natural medicine. Additionally, oud oil is very effective for meditation purposes as it brings about tranquility and a deep sense of relaxation. Also, it acts as a detoxing agent and it also helps to repair damaged skin cells as well as fight the damage brought about by the radicals individuals face on our day to day activities.