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Fundam Appl Agric. 2019; 4(1): 689-692


Insect Infested Agarwood: A newly prized product of agarwood market in Bangladesh

Md. Najmol Hoque, Md. Fuad Mondal, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Khan.

Abstract
Agarwood is highly prized products in perfumery world. Insect infested wood demands highier price than exported agarwood. A comparative analysis was made among the three categories of agarwood like white wood, screw injected and insect infested agarwood to evaluate the ether extract and total phenolic contents at Sylhet region in Bangladesh. We found the ether extract oil of white wood was 1.80%, Screw injected wood was 20.49% and insect infested wood was 11.078% and total phenolic contents were 2.55mg per g, 3.6mg per g and 2.97mg per g from white wood, screw injected wood and insect infested wood respectively.

Key words: Agarwood, Insect Infestation, Ether Extract, Phenol Content, Market Price



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