Agarwood: Science Behind the Fragrance by Rozi Mohamed

By Rozi Mohamed

This e-book provides readers new details to appreciate the mechanism of agarwood induction and hence remove the myths surrounding agarwood formation. one of many demanding situations in preserving agarwood assets is species id. during this e-book, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing bushes from historic and up to date views is mentioned, and counsel are given for selecting cultivated species. furthermore, colour illustrations are given to spotlight vegetative and reproductive features in addition to anatomical beneficial properties, for identity reasons of either plant and agarwood resources. one other problem that planters are dealing with is in buying the proper strategy for agarwood induction, therefore improvement of agarwood induction applied sciences may be reviewed. A bankruptcy devoted to bioinduction is integrated. The booklet will contain a bankruptcy at the use of non-destructive know-how as a administration device for cultivating agarwood. The e-book additionally discusses concerns in relation to agarwood grades. The absence of a global normal that's appropriate by way of manufacturer and patron international locations extra complicates the difficulty. different invaluable info contains a systematic revelation of agarwood ingredients and their complicated chemistry, and highlights on a particular pharmaceutical property.

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Agarwood: Science Behind the Fragrance

This ebook supplies readers new details to appreciate the mechanism of agarwood induction and hence remove the myths surrounding agarwood formation. one of many demanding situations in holding agarwood assets is species id. during this booklet, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing bushes from old and up to date views is mentioned, and information are given for determining cultivated species.

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Guangdong and Hainan provinces, the two most renowned regions for agarwood in China, have A. sinensis scattered in coastal, offshore, hilly and low mountain areas, and within limits of certain natural protection zones. To guarantee the sustainable development of Aquilaria resources, the Dongguan Botanical Garden of Guangdong Province has started to preserve a considerable number of A. sinensis resources. It has collected A. sinensis from several provenances including six from Hainan Province, three from Guangxi Province, two from Yunnan, and 20 from Guangdong Province, where special works on seedling cultivation have been carried out.

Versteegii, and G. walla. Because of their close resemblance, it was difficult to ascertain species identity. This effectively placed all Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp. under CITES listing in 2005. Gonystylus was not spared as well but for reasons associated to timber logging. The listing under Appendix II of CITES is perceived as an international driving force toward a legal and sustainable manner of agarwood trading between importing and exporting countries (Compton 2004). CITES is one of the world’s commanding agreements on species conservation.

Wyn LT, Anak NA. Wood for the trees: a review of the agarwood (Gaharu) trade in Malaysia. Traffic Southeast Asia; 2010. , Aquilaria) during the tree’s natural growing process. Due to the medicinal and economic values of agarwood augmented by unsustainable harvesting techniques, calls have been made by international bodies such as CITES and IUCN to conserve agarwood-producing tree species. Consequently, identification of agarwood resources becomes an important issue to provide better protection for the species.

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