The New Supertea: Benefits of Agarwood Tea

Agarwood is a large evergreen tree that is native primarily to Southeast Asia with a long standing history. For thousands of years, agarwood has been revered by Ayurveda, Middle Eastern, and Chinese cultures as a sacred plant that offers many healing and medicinal properties.

Gaharu, also commonly known as agarwood, has also been historically valued in many cultures for its unique fragrance, and therefore used in perfumes, incense, oils, and cosmetic products.




The dark aromatic resin is produced in the heart center of the tree wood as a natural defense mechanism against fungi. However, this resin can also be produced by introducing resin-inducing substances or simply produced naturally by the tree itself as its own response system.

The potency of this naturally occurring response by the tree against attack of infection and parasites is translated to our human benefit as an herbal remedy and natural measure of prevention against disease. Agarwood tea has been typically made from the leaves of the plant. However, HOGA Agarwood Tea is carefully crafted from all parts of the tree to offer the most benefit to your health and well-being.

Agarwood tea supports different ailments of the circulatory, digestive, nervous, and immune systems. The leaves, shoot and callus, root, and resin all contain natural phytochemical compounds that can offer a variety of healing and preventative support for us.


Important Health Benefits of Agarwood Tea Include:


1. Fights diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes and an estimated 40,000 people will be newly diagnosed each year in the U.S. Agarwood leaf extract has been shown to support the fight against diabetes through pharmacological activities which include the effect it has on lowering glucose levels. Research is also showing how the extract improves glucose uptake transportation by elevating levels of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4), a regulator of whole-body glucose homeostasis.


2. Reduces cholesterol

Agarwood leaves contain the organic chemical substance, polyphenol. Polyphenols are agents that can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in your body. Together with antioxidants, they can also help protect the tissues of the body against oxidative stress, cancers, heart disease, and inflammation.

Mangiferin, a natural polyphenol, has also been found useful in treating patients with the genetic disorder of hyperlipidemia by lowering triglycerides and free fatty acids (FFAs). The aqueous extract of Aquilaria sinensis leaves have shown to lower total triglyceride and total cholesterol content.


3. Aides digestion and supports liver function

Because of its high amount of polyphenols, agarwood tea helps kickstart and improve your metabolism. Agarwood tea also acts on gastric juices and supports improved liver function. It helps to relieve intestinal gases and therefore reduces abdominal bloating, pain, and discomfort due to excess and trapped gas. Improving digestion and flushing toxins out of the body is critical to your overall health.


4. Helps weight loss

When excess fat is accumulated in the body, the result is excess weight or even obesity. This condition can cause health and mental problems both in the short and long-term. The condition of obesity is typically measured by a calculation of a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI). If the complete body weight of the person is 20 % more than his/her normal weight range, it is usually considered to be overweight.

Agarwood tea has a history of supporting people with constipation and gently flushing out the body. As a result, weight loss may be observed if that is your goal. People struggling with obesity can find support with agarwood tea.

Agarwood tea also consists of flavonoids which aid the body in releasing excess fat. They help the process of fat burning and provide maximum energy to the body. They also help to improve metabolism which supports removing waste and toxins from the body and leads to less fat absorption.


5. Improves bad breath (halitosis)

The resin from agarwood has been found effective to reduce bad breath and mouth odor for some people. According to the American Dental Association, while halitosis, or bad breath, most often starts in the mouth, bad breath can be a byproduct of certain health conditions. It may result from infections in the nose, throat or lungs, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, or disturbances in your digestive system. Since agarwood tea also supports the digestive system, this is another added benefit and natural remedy.


6. Treats insomnia and lowers anxiety

The leaves of the agarwood tree contain powerful terpenoids that can offer a relaxing effect on your body and mind. It soothes and reduces the symptoms of stress, so that you can sleep deeper and longer. Agarospirol, in particular, is a terpenoid that helps to soothe the central nervous system, reduce tension, and support people suffering from anxiety and depression. Therefore, agarwood tea may serve as a natural antidepressant for some individuals.


7. Promotes healthy vibrant skin

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Much of how our skin looks on the outside is an indication of our bodies on the inside. Agarwood tea has been used to remove mercury from the body and support skin aging conditions. When toxins are flushed out from the body, you can enjoy radiant blemish-free skin.


8. Natural antifungal and antibacterial

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the original use of agarwood was for anticorrosive deodorization in ancient China, as well as in Southeast Asia. For example, in Thailand, agarwood has been used as a traditional treatment for infectious diseases such as diarrhea and skin diseases. While more studies are being conducted to understand the full antibacterial spectrum, research has found that agarwood demonstrates inhibitive behavior towards several bacterias including Candida albicans.


What’s next for you?

If you are a tea lover or looking to improve your health, HOGA Agarwood Tea is here for you!

The HOGA Gaharu Tea Valley is located in beautiful Malaysia, surrounded by a nearly 400 million year old ecosystem. Our agarwood tea is carefully crafted from 300 acres of gaharu trees upholding 100% organic farming practices with zero chemicals and pesticides.

Although the gaharu tree is listed as an endangered species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), it is organically cultivated by us to prevent further harm and extinction. The Gaharu Tea Valley is also the only plantation that grows the special 12 in 1 hybrid Aquilaria spp trees.

Improve your health with natural remedies and ancient wisdom, today!

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