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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on February 1, 2005.

Cultivated Agarwood

patent#: US 6848211

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posted on 3/14/2005, patent issued on 2/1/2005

Patently Cool. I had never heard of agarwood, but now I want some. Here are a few things I learned from the patent:

"Agarwood is a highly prized incense that is extremely rare. It has at least a 3000-year history in the Middle East, China and Japan. There are also references to agarwood in the literature of India and France, and even in the Old Testament of the Bible. Agarwood remains today the world's most expensive incense. The value of agarwood shipped out of Singapore alone each year has been estimated to exceed $1.2 billion."

"The resin is used by Traditional Chinese, Unanai, Ayuravedic, and Tibetan physicians. Used medicinally, agarwood is a remedy for nervous disorders such as neurosis, obsessive behavior, and exhaustion. Agarwood is highly psychoactive and is used in spiritual rituals. Many religious groups prize it as a meditation incense, to calm the mind and spirit. In Ayuravedic medicine it is used to treat a wide range of mental illness and to drive evil spirits away. In Japan, it is considered by many to be sacred, and is used to anoint the dead. In Buddhism, it serves as a major ingredient in many incense mixtures, and it is considered to be one of the three integral incenses, together with sandalwood and cloves."

Where can I find a dealer?

Cultivated Agarwood

Comments on Cultivated Agarwood

Sadique Hussain | Dec 7, 2008 2:00 AM
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Sadique Hussain | Dec 7, 2008 2:00 AM
Dear viewers,we manufacturers of multipurpose distillation unit like as agaroil, patchouli,lemongrass,citronella,gerenium,vetiber,sugandhmantri,kapurkachi very mordern technology with enviroment friendly.

Md. Shahedur Rahman Babla | Dec 6, 2008 6:02 AM
I am very much interested to know more about Agarwood production, innoculation process & marketing. Persons or the companies are directly linked with this in Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Malayasia, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnum, Laos are requested to contact with me in my e-mail: or or

Bangladesh Agri | Dec 5, 2008 12:00 PM
Hello everyone.So far I know, Cultivated Agarwood Kits, invented by Mr. Robert A.Blanchette, gives the best result. The resin formation is good and the quality produced is good quality agarwood. In Bangladesh a company has it license. Does anyone know the best & latest technology to extract oil from Agarwood? Also let me know where can I get the equipments. Thanks.

bazeer | Dec 5, 2008 2:00 AM
Dear sirs The Malaysian goverment has embarked on a massive cultivation of agarwood and at the moment 15ooo hectres have been alloted for such project. The catch here is they have not have found the best species nor the best method for innoculation nor the best distillation facilities. We a group of friends have decided to go deep into the matter to have more information. I have also come to know there have been two conferences organised by the EU pertaining to the matter. So we too are gathering more information to help out. Profit nor moneytary gain is not our pririoty.

nabil rashid | Dec 2, 2007 12:00 AM
i am intrested in buying agarwood from papua guinea or china the best quality available any quantity please contact me

J. Maideen | Nov 3, 2006 1:00 AM
I am interested (ready) in planting agarwood tree in my 9 acre farm, please let me have more information on the planting and chemical agents used to induce the agarwood tree to produce agarwood resin. My email address is Thank you and best regards. J. Maideen

Mohd Ismail Mohd kannu | Nov 1, 2006 6:01 PM
I am Intersted in agarwood.please letme have more information on planting andchjemical to allow the tree to produce risen. awaiting your response to email address Thank you

rubaiyat | Nov 1, 2006 5:00 AM
I'm very interested in agarwood/gaharu plantation. Anyway i'm still sceptical about the possiblity to produce agarwood thru the inoculation. How much it cost and how much it can produce? Any experience inculator out there that can help me?

steve | Oct 31, 2006 7:00 AM
have original cambodian forest agar oil not synthetic

Haji Mohammad Alim Uddin | Dec 9, 2006 7:01 AM
Dear Viewers, i have 200 agar trees whic;s age are 28-30 yrs and i want to sell it. seriously interested persons pls contact by mail to: sincerely Haji Mohammad Alim Uddin

Ariffin | Dec 9, 2006 7:00 AM
Hi everybody. Could somebody provide inputs on the cost of innoculation, on an economic scale that is. I will work out the numbers and acreage later. I will soon be transfering some 1000 plants, once land is available. Also please provide source of fungus. Drop me aline at Thks..

| Dec 9, 2006 7:00 AM
Hi everybody. Iam suprise to discover this website, which is informative and useful. However, could somebody provide me the cost of innoculation, say at some economic level, so that we could work out on the numbers on acreage. Please email me at Been preparing nursery for about 1000 plant per month.

poorna munankarmi | Dec 9, 2006 2:00 AM
i have to plan to palntation of red sandal wood in NEPAL (approximately 5 hector of land. So please inform me about cultivation, plantation, harvesting and many more whst you know as well as what to know for said plan. i will highly appriciate to all friends. yours poorna munankarmi kathmandu, nepal

andy | Dec 6, 2006 8:01 AM
hi, me and friend of mine (live in thailand) have become interested in agarwood and would like to purchase seedlings or take a look at a plantation/distillery in the bangkok area to gain more knowledge. any useful information please email to or

Robert A. Blanchette | Dec 6, 2006 4:01 AM
I am the inventor of this patent and after seeing comments posted from dealers for selling "agarwood from native old growth forests" I am concerned. Aquilaria trees are now protected in most countries and the collection of agarwood is illegal from these natural forests. International agreements, such as CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), accepted by 169 countries, is designed to ensure trade in agarwood products from wild trees does not threaten the survival of Aquilaria. Despite these efforts, agarwood products from illegally cut trees continues to be sold and unknowing consumers create a demand that helps to destroy the last old growth Aquilaria trees in existence. This patent demonstrates methods to produce agarwood in young plantation grown trees. The patent has been issued or is pending in all agarwood producing and consuming countries. This technology eliminates the need to cut old growth trees, provides a new economy to poor farmers in developing countries and provides superb quality agarwood for people around the world to enjoy. The patent review states "Patently Cool. I had never heard of agarwood, but now I want some". Products of cultivated agarwood from plantations in Vietnam are now being sold worldwide by The incense of ancient kings and spiritual leaders is now produced in a sustainable way and available for everyone to enjoy!

Panjadi | Dec 5, 2006 2:02 AM
dear all Trader. We Are Company from Indonesia, Dealing Agarwood, Agarwood Extract, Agarwood Oil, Sandalwood & Sandalwood Oil. Please Visit Our Site for look our product detail or contact us thx

Thomas Lee | Dec 3, 2006 12:02 PM
I am interested in planting agarwood tree in my farm, please let me have more information on the planting and chemical agents used to induce the agarwood tree to produce agarwood resin. My email address is Thank you and best regards. Thomas Lee

Imran | Dec 3, 2006 11:01 AM
Hi all, We are a globle MNC forestry management firm specialising in agarwood. We have more than 20,000 acre of BOI approved agarwood plantation in Thailand.We invite potential investors to invest in our land and we demarcate plots,maintain and provide harvest return of Agarwood in Six years(at maturity).We provide all the legal documents such as Harvest certificates,Land lease agreement and purchase and money back gaurantees.Please email me your interests to for further details and profile of our company and plantations. Thnx.

Mohd Sheriff | Dec 2, 2006 2:02 PM
Our company has been established since 1981 and is based in Singapore and is growing rapidly to expand the operations and businesses to all over the world. Have established ourselves with the International Market. We are looking for long term business to be as supplier to all buyers all over the world. We Supply various grades of Agarwood chips in small and large quantity and from various Origins. And we are also selling the Black Wood. We also deals with Agarwood oil and Sandal Oil. We can supply in all kind of grade of qualities. We have large quantity of 100% pure Agarwood oil to sell. If you are interested, please mail to us for more details. Thank you. Hoping to do business with you. My e-mail address is

Yusman Xiao | Dec 1, 2006 11:00 PM
Hi dears, we have sold agarwood and its Oil for many years which is from Indonesia. By the way, I'd like to introduce to you, if you have any interested in it, please feel free to contact me directly through: or +62815 9599 857 or +62818 185 166 thanks for your attention. Regadrs, Yusman Xiao

mokhtari | Nov 2, 2005 7:01 PM
hello iam interested about pure and only pure 100% real agrwood oil to sell to europe. regards

Dang Dinh Hien | Nov 2, 2005 4:00 AM
Dear Nr Tobias Masi, You can contact with me Email: Mr Dang DInh Hien

Nr Tobias Masi | Nov 2, 2005 3:00 AM
I am from Papua New Guinea, North of Australia. I have wild agarwood resin have sample on hand. I am looking for interested buyers to help me export the product.

Dang Dinh Hien | Nov 2, 2005 2:01 AM
Our agrwoodjsc can provide millions of Aquilaria Crassna Pierre seedling and have more than 100ha of agarwood trees. Can provide with large quantity

Alias Hashim | Nov 1, 2005 9:02 PM
Dear Alls Agarwood Investors, I'm Ir Alias Hashim, an engineer by profession but interested about agarwood. We are plan to develope 500 acre agarwood plantation using Aquilaria Sub-Integra in Malaysia by next year. The land is available, and we are getting loan from Government of Malaysia. However, we have another lands....and we are open to the insterested investors to fund the projects. We have the innoculation technology to create the resin after 4-5 year old of agarwood tree age, and after innoculate with fungus, the wood can be harvest for oils extraction using distillation equipment. My partner is Proffesor in Local University which is experienced in extraction technology, either using normal hydro-distillation technique, Vacuum-distillation or latest technology using Supercritical CO2. We are welcome to the interested party and u can contact me using

steve | Nov 1, 2005 6:00 PM
i am an australian and have lived in thailand for forty years and can supply all the agar wood and oil u need my email

Lee Jok Sian | Oct 31, 2005 8:02 AM
I am interested in plant agarwood, please let me have more information on the planting and chemical used to allow the tree to produce agarwood resin. Awaiting your response to email address Thank you and best regards. Lee

Sopida | Dec 7, 2005 10:00 AM
Dear all, I 'm looking for a dealer or any company who interested to buy the pure agarwood oil. We have grownt it for several years and currently we are producing the pure oil and other related product. If you are interested, please kindly contact me at to discuss in furhter information. We have some sample for start dealing the business in case you would like to check the quality.

artillary | Dec 7, 2005 1:02 AM
I forgot to post my e-mail address for previous post. Here is my address:

artillary | Dec 7, 2005 1:02 AM
I recently started to plant 27 hectars of agarwood in Cambodia. I am in the process of acquiring more land for the same purpose. We get our plants from Thailand and some from Vietnam. I heard it takes about 3 to 5 years for the trees to be mature enough for sale to use for distillery. Is there anybody interested in buying the trees when they reach their age? Please e-mail me the price for each tree.

DHAVAL CHELLANI | Dec 6, 2005 9:00 PM
hallo people, my self is very intrested in deal of agar wood oil and chips, which grown in far east countries. pls i need help to develope in this business, & i m in need of one master mind of these field who give knowldge of it. pls send price and quality quantity availability of agar wood oil if any body having this materials. my e mail id thanx.

Jon | Dec 6, 2005 6:01 AM
Yes, if someone could give me a forest of these trees, I could put up stupid crap like those before me. Please email me at:

Nik Mohd Nasrudeen | Dec 6, 2005 5:01 AM
Hi,i'm dealing with agarwood oil which is 100% pure.It's proven by the Certificate Of Analysis (COA).We used the oil for eating as we believe it has medicinal value,believe me,we eat it because it's pure.We would like to offer TRIAL PURCHASE for interested party of agarwood chips and agarwood oil.Contact me at

shah tom | Dec 5, 2005 12:00 PM
hai,. people ,. i just got to know about agarwood,. i got some sample ,. pls someone help me, in giving me some info reg or the quality off my agarwood,.& would like to find buyer 4 my agarwood,. in m'sia it is call "geharu" i m a farmer in m'sia,. and also run a rubber estet in m'sia,.tq

shah tom | Dec 5, 2005 12:00 PM
hai,. people ,. i just got to know about agarwood,. i got some sample ,. pls someone help me, in giving me some info reg or the quality off my agarwood,.& would like to find buyer 4 my agarwood,. in m'sia it is call "geharu" i m a farmer in m'sia,. and also run a rubber estet in m'sia,.tq

Henry Heuveling van Beek | Dec 5, 2005 9:00 AM
Dear all, The Rainforest Project Foundation, TRP and its commercial partners will begin providing Patented Cultivated Agarwood kits and application services this year. In August 2006 a company will begin offering this service exclusively in The Kingdom of Thailand, and another affiliated company will operate in Vietnam by June 2006. Other countries will rapidly follow. Please access which will be on-line by the end of May 2006. In addition, TRP is organising its second international agarwood conference in Thailand, March 2007. Registration will begin by Mid-may 2006: Please see our web site:

Ray | Dec 4, 2005 7:02 PM
I have came across this website and read all your comments, and I am glad I did pass by this website! Our office is located in Hong Kong. Well, what I have to say is that our company have plans for these kinds of cultivated agarwood plantation. Please drop me an email at for more information!

Wayne Brines | Dec 3, 2005 3:00 PM
My wife has some property in Southern Thailand and I have done a lot of research on Agarwood. I am a forester so understand mechanical applications. What treatment do you apply to get the right agarwood.

Alan Lam | Dec 2, 2005 9:00 PM
I am dealer in Agar essential oil and wood from cultivated Agar trees. Based in Bangkok,Thailand. The cultivated plantation is large with quantity supplies.

salih ates | Nov 2, 2004 2:01 AM
dear,Reyna L. Zhang I am interested of agarwood oil for sell to turkey if you interesting please give us some detailes best regards

Mr. KAO | Nov 1, 2004 11:01 AM
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rex manseras | Dec 10, 2004 1:01 AM
im interested in agarwood production. there are a lot of things i want to know about it however only few literatures are available. Want to visit plantations if there's any. Hope to hear from any agar wood specialists... Morepower!

Ms.Siriluck | Dec 9, 2004 12:00 AM
I live in thailand i have the agarwood 125 trees in my area and 15-20 years old. My agarwood it big roundabout 90-120 Cms. And it high abound 28-38 foot. The wood become brown or black color and ready to create essenceoil Now I want to sell. if your interested please contact me E-mail

Mpapa | Dec 7, 2004 9:02 PM
I am much into expensive essential oils/absolutes. I've been reading about the Agarwood for some time now, and I've decided to give it a try. What kept me from doing so for so long was not the price, but the high probability of getting an adulterated/cheap version of Agarwood. I want a tiny quantity of 100% wild-harvested Agarwood oil (due to its price, and of course its rarity!). Don't get me wrong for asking the following, the reasons should be obvious. How do I know that what I'm getting is 100% pure, wild, non-cultivated or adulterated product? Is there a way to tell? Will the fact that it may solidify in room temperature show me with 100% certainty that it's the real thing? Will chemical analysis reveal its origin? How can I tell? How does a "forced" fungal infection of the tree differ in quality from a wild, naturally occurring infected tree? Is it because the forced one is being matured for, say, 5yrs, and the wild for 100(s) of years? Or is there anything else that's "wrong" about the forced process? Last but not least, do you sell some of this 100% wild-harvested, naturally occuring, un-diluted, non-adulterated, totally genuine oil? And if so, who/where can I buy? I wanna make sure that my first experience with this oil REALLY is the one it should. Many thanks for your time!

Shashi Kumar | Dec 5, 2004 11:00 PM
ESSENTIAL OIL DISTILLATION PLANTS Steam distillation plants to suit any kind of raw materials like citronella, palmarosa, lemon grass, Ocimum, eucalyptus,Agarwood,Sandal wood, mentha etc., Process technology for both batch and continuous system Continuous fractionation system to get the distilled volatile oil free from moisture Also can design systems with inert gas loop to achieve and recover the high purity volatile oils Instrument controls ensures higher energy savings and better yields. OLEORESINS PLANTS Oleo resin plants with combined steam distillation and solvent extraction process both by batch and continuous process Capacity ranging from 0.1MT/Day to 50 MT/Day. Technology available for extraction with non chlorinated solvents. Versatile processing facility to process any kind of spices like pepper, cardamom, ginger, clove, turmeric etc. And also paprika, red chillies etc., Isolation of natural colours and bleaching of the resins to produce colourless resins with high pungency . Modern and continuous short contact concentration / distillation system to get solvent level below 10 ppm. Unique feature like thermo syphon heating and zero effluent discharge system without additional energy requirement . Unique solvent recovery system with thermal and pressure swing operation Instrumentation with PLC and SCADA software for total instrument control or partly with data logging and acquisition

Jeff Allen | Dec 5, 2004 5:00 AM
Dear Sir, I too am a distiller of Agarwood Sandalwood and many other woods. I run my own business that designs and manufactures steam distillation equipment. I f you want o contact me I AM sure we have much to talk about. jeff Allen Distillation Consultant Essential Harvests

Han | Dec 4, 2004 7:00 AM
Ms./Mr. Reyna L. Zhang, Agarwood can be cultivated; hence the patent. Read Professor Robert Blanchette's work with The Rainforest Project and the contents of his patent on cultivated Agarwood. There are many Aquilaria(where Agarwood is derived from) plantations in Vietnam. The quality of Vietnamese cultivated Agarwood is similar to wild Agarwood. I am originally from Singapore, now based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Reyna L. Zhang | Dec 3, 2004 10:00 PM
I am the owner and master distiller of this rare and precious Agarwood Oil and also have the woodchips for incense, etc. I am originally from Canada, but my company is in China. I am one of the handful of Agarwood producers in the world that produce genuine 100% steam/water distilled Agarwood Oil. Less than 5% of Agarwood Oil and woodchips on the market is pure and genuine. If buy Agarwood at a is not real Agarwood! Anyway, the effects of agarwood on the psyche are amazing. Every single person that I have introduced Agarwood to in the Western World has been skeptical, but after trying it, have been blown away by its effects. So, the million dollar question is how to grow commercial Agarwood and innoculate it with the fungus that grows Agarwood? Many are trying it in India, but so far, noone has been able to recreate wild harvested Agarwood and Agarwood is impossible to reproduce chemically in the lab! Agarwood oil has been labeled the Holy Grail of all fragrances and incenses on the planet and even named Liquid Gold!

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