‘Agarwood smoke was used to scent the armor of Samurai warriors before heading into battle.’ As interesting the fact may sound, the journey of Agarwood is even more precious. Aquilaria Malaccensis is mostly known from Malaysia and Indonesia, while Aquilaria Crassna grows primarily in Indochina.
So, let’s introduce Agarwood (Aquilaria Malaccensis). As we know Agarwood oil and incense sticks have been used for centuries in South East Asian regions.
Brown Salwood is a distinguished name which reckons with agroforestry today and now a precious addition to the ‘Empyrean’ Family. It’s a fast-growing timber tree which matures in 10 years producing hard wood while the cream to white colored flowers are the bearers for sweet Honey. The trees are planted on a vast scale to produce paper and solid wood products.
Brown Salwood is rich with nitrogen fixing properties enriching the soils.
“The heavy fragrance of Magnolias mingled with the delicate sweetness of wild roses.” says Zora Neale Hurston. Magnolia is an evergreen and a beautiful plant known for its quintessential aromatic oils touted with healing properties.
Originally from India also known as ‘White Champa’ and now home to our very own ‘Empyrean’. Magnolia extends through the ranges of South East Asia- Southern China, Nepal, Bhutan, North Eastern India and Myanmar.
Do you know? Paulownia flower and leaf is also the symbol, of PMO Office of Japan. It’s also believed to bring good luck in homes.
Well It’s also called the Empress Tree or Fox-Glove Tree. Paulownia has gained tremendous popularity over the last decade in the timber industry and for alternative sustainable agroforestry.
The Neem tree is inextricably linked to the Indian civilization. Neem has been an age old traditional remedy to fortify health and best known for its medicinal properties(Traditional Ayurveda). Neem Tree is one of the most therapeutic trees ever found. It can grow almost anywhere as long it is warm & dry. It is not only used a source for effectively treating skin disorders, acts as an anti-viral agent, natural insect repellant and for dental care.
Bamboo or Bamboosoideae (being a tree) is a timber and is one of the most fascinating plants which grows its exuberant shoots even during 'Spring'. It's a part of our 'Empyrean' family now. It is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. Bamboo is a tree as well a grass. (Researchers have their theories to back such arguments...)
Bamboo is a giant grass which usually grows between April - June. The new shoots reach their full heights into 2-3 months.
Are you losing your bank balance or are you anxious about someone constantly falling sick in the family? Are you influenced by negativity around you? However weird or old fashioned it may sound, Black Turmeric is claimed to have magical properties to nullify the evil effects and is related to Occult sciences. Black Turmeric is a certified organic plant also known as ‘Kali haldi’ in India.
Harjor showed clinical efficacy in the treatment of fractures. Within the sphere of Ayurveda medicine, Cissus Quadrangularis has been used to heal injured tendons, bones, and ligaments. Hence defines, why we need such an important medicinal plant at ‘Empyrean’.
Unfortunately, the plant remains underutilized due to lack of awareness & unavailability of raw materials in easy consumable forms.
Safed Musli is identified as a very popular aphrodisiac agent with no side effects. Its immense therapeutic & medicinal properties have made it the 6th most important Medicinal herb in the world to be preserved and protected.‘Divya Aushadhi’ is another name for Safed Musli, in the sphere of Ayurveda.
Rauwolfia Serpentina also known as Sarpagandha is of miraculous medicinal value. It is used widely as an all-purpose remedy for high blood pressure and is also used as a sedative and tranquillizing agent. Sarpagandha or Indian snakeroot is an erect perennial shrub which normally grows up to a height of 60 cm. It is also known as ‘Chotachand’ or ‘Rasna’ in Hindi and Bengali. It is believed that Alexander the Great was treated with Sarpagandha to heal him from a poisonous arrow.
Did you know Stevia is a lot sweeter than sugar? It’s a unique food ingredient which doesn’t add calories. It’s used as a sweetener alternative to sugar. Stevia is used in soft drinks, juices, jams, sauces and pickles. ‘Stevia’ has a good potential to grow in India since the plant is likely to grow well in tropical and sub-tropical regions.