By Rozi Mohamed
This publication offers readers new details to appreciate the mechanism of agarwood induction and for that reason remove the myths surrounding agarwood formation. one of many demanding situations in retaining agarwood assets is species id. during this e-book, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing timber from historic and up to date views is mentioned, and assistance are given for making a choice on cultivated species. furthermore, colour illustrations are given to spotlight vegetative and reproductive features in addition to anatomical positive aspects, for id reasons of either plant and agarwood resources. one other problem that planters are dealing with is in buying the right kind process 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 instrument for cultivating agarwood. The ebook additionally discusses matters when it comes to agarwood grades. The absence of a world average that's applicable via manufacturer and customer international locations additional complicates the problem. different worthy details contains a systematic revelation of agarwood materials and their advanced chemistry, and highlights on a selected pharmaceutical property.
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Extra info for Agarwood: Science Behind the Fragrance
Using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) analysis, the location and scope of the characteristic absorption peak of its primary chemical contents can be determined. All these sophisticated detection systems are conducive toward realization of a rapid-testing technology for agarwood identification and quality assurance. 5 Utilization and Trade of Agarwood in China Agarwood is traded in various ways, including as a whole plant piece, wood blocks, wood chips, oil, and even waste powder. In Asia, these are widely used in perfumes, medicines, works of art, and others.
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According to the records, agarwood trading activities were mainly conducted in Borneo, Sumatra in Indonesia, the Malay Peninsula, and Cambodia. In addition, agarwood history goes back more than a thousand years ago as an application in traditional herbal medicine in China. Up to now, many Chinese herbal medicines have agarwood as an ingredient, such as the “Bawei Chenxiang San,” which contains eight kinds of medicinal herbs, with agarwood as its major 36 Y. Yin et al. ingredient. Furthermore, the perfume from agarwood was the exclusive favorite of emperors, high officials, and noble lords in ancient China while also being one of the psychological dependencies of the literati class, such as scholars and bureaucrats.
Agarwood: Science Behind the Fragrance by Rozi Mohamed