Historical Accounts of Oud — King RSS

The Story of Aloeswood of Ubayd-Allah

One of the envoys of the Abbasid caliph embarks upon a journey to India to bring for him the Indian aloeswood. But the turn of events brings a twist in the story... Indeed one of the aspect of oudĀ is that it transcended all human races and cultures, cut across all geographical boundaries to weave its magic and charm upon all throughout the recorded history! Even though the trees of agarwood grow in the far east, yet we find it being mentioned by ancient Egyptians and the Greeks, Romans, Persians and the Arabs for its fragrance, medicinal use, health benefits and therapeutic properties. Indeed it was one of the most sought after commodity by various societies and empires in trade with...

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