Agarwood: Science Behind the Fragrance by Rozi Mohamed

By Rozi Mohamed

This ebook offers readers new info to appreciate the mechanism of agarwood induction and accordingly eliminate the myths surrounding agarwood formation. one of many demanding situations in keeping agarwood assets is species id. during this booklet, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing timber from ancient and up to date views is mentioned, and information are given for picking out cultivated species. furthermore, colour illustrations are given to spotlight vegetative and reproductive features in addition to anatomical gains, for id reasons of either plant and agarwood assets. one other problem that planters are dealing with is in buying the right kind technique for agarwood induction, therefore improvement of agarwood induction applied sciences could be reviewed. A bankruptcy devoted to bioinduction is integrated. The e-book 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 when it comes to agarwood grades. The absence of a world common that's applicable by way of manufacturer and purchaser nations extra complicates the difficulty. different helpful details incorporates a systematic revelation of agarwood components and their complicated chemistry, and highlights on a particular pharmaceutical property.

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Beads and carvings, as well as medicinal raw materials, after it is given suitable treatment such as dyeing, smearing, or dipping into agarwood oil, rosin, or other chemical perfumes. This is causing a major concern, as an accurate judgment on timber identification based on scientific analysis will not be achieved by depending on a particular method only such as the ethanol-soluble extract content. In other words, the existing testing technology cannot fully meet practical demands in quality supervision and identification of agarwood.

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