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The Many Benefits of Oudh

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Here at Jubbas we offer a wide range of products outside of our clothing ranges that we believe our customers will find useful in their daily lives. One such product is Oudh, which is often referred to as agarwood. In myth, the agarwood was the only tree that Adam was allowed to extract essences from during his time in the Garden of Eden, which has led many people to prescribe holy qualities to the oil. Further, the Prophet Muhammed often utilized Oudh as a means of fumigation and many Islamic families still use it today.

Here we are going to move away from the theological benefits and instead place our focus on the practical benefits that make Oudh essential for every home.

Easing The Mind

While Oudh has many physical benefits, it is still primarily used by many to ease the mind of its burdens and create the right atmosphere for spiritual activities. Tradition states that Oudh not only strengthens the mind, thus helping the user reach a state of enlightenment, but it can also elevate emotional thought and help in meditation. This ability to eliminate negative thoughts has led to the use of Oudh by many who struggle with feelings of stress and anxiety. Some even use it to relax the mind in preparation for sleep.

Improving the Libido

Over centuries, Oudh has been looked towards as something of an aphrodisiac, in that it vitalizes the user's internal organs and thus leads to an improved quality of sexual life. This may be linked to Oudh’s ability to cleanse the mind of issues that would otherwise negatively impact the libido, allowing people to more readily accept their energies in this area.

Pain Relief

Many people use Oudh to alleviate pain related to a wide variety of conditions, particularly different forms of arthritis. The oil contains a number of anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe aches and pains over time, making it one of the safer treatments for such issues. Diluting it with other essential oils, such as jojoba or coconut oil, can help, as can applying a few drops of Oudh to a warm compress and applying it to the area that is causing you trouble. Better yet, it is a completely natural treatment, so you don’t have to worry about untoward chemicals entering the body.

Respiratory Issues

The calming effects of Oudh can also help those who struggle with breathing difficulties, as the oil helps the nervous system. In particular, those with bronchitis and asthma often find that it helps them breathe more easily, whereas people with nasal congestion report that the oil helps to ease said congestion quickly.

Digestion And Urination

Those who experience issues with their urine flow, particularly in regards to how often and how much they urinate, will find that Oudh can help. As a diuretic, it not only ensures you enjoy a regular schedule when it comes to your bodily functions, but it can also detoxify your body and ensure your urine contains all of the additional uric acids and salt that your body does not need. Beyond this, Oudh has a digestive effect that ensures regular digestive system function, thus reducing stomach aches and flatulence. To experience these effects, either rub a small amount of Oudh into your midsection or dilute it with some tea.

Skin Benefits

As it the case with many essential oils, Oudh can help to cleanse and nourish your skin, thus making it useful in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions. It fights the issues caused by free radicals and helps to repair damaged skin cells, thus reducing the signs of ageing, which include stretch marks and wrinkles. Again, dilution is important, so add a couple of drops of Oudh to your regular skin creams to experience the effects.

Bad Breath

Diluted Oudh can help to eliminate bad breath when it is mixed with other essential oils. A popular home remedy is to mix Oudh with peppermint oil in approximately 250ml of warm water. Gargle the solution for a little while and you will find your breath not only becomes minty fresh but that you are also less prone to developing bad breath in the future.

A Cautionary Note

While essential oils, such as Oudh, offer an array of benefits, it is important to use them safely. In Oudh’s case, dilution of the oil is often essential. Additionally, if you are pregnant or take any other medications for a condition, it is a good idea to consult with a physician before you start using Oudh, just in case the combination of medications leads to side effects.