OUD BANK leverages its deep knowledge of agarwood, its well-connected network of suppliers spread throughout the world to stay on top of the agarwood market in Sultanate Oman, Gulf Region and the world.
With the market now flooded with synthetic or blended oud oil and often sold by various sellers as pure oud to beguiled customers, OUD BANK is your one stop store where you can buy the purest oud oil in the market with the peace of mind, assured that every bit of agarwood oil and wood that you buy is not only in its purest form but of the highest quality that one can acquire.
Agarwood and its essential oil gained great cultural and religious significance in ancient civilizations around the world, being described as a fragrant product as early as 1400 BCE in one of the worlds oldest written texts – the Sanskrit Vedas from India.
In the Hebrew Bible, "trees of lign aloes" are mentioned in The Book of Numbers 24:6 and a perfume compounded of aloes wood, myrrh, and cassia is described in Psalms 45.
Dioscorides in his book Materia Medica (65 CE) described several medical qualities of agarwood and mentioned its use as an incense. Agarwoods use as a medicinal product was also recorded in the Sahih Muslim, which dates back to approximately the eighth century.
Agarwood is highly revered in Hinduism, Chinese Folk Religion and Islam.