Why Agarwood Is So Expensive | So Expensive

22 Agu 2020
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For thousands of years, agarwood has been known as "The Wood of the Gods." First-grade agarwood can cost as much as $100,000 per kilogram, making it one of the most expensive raw materials in the world. Aquilaria malaccensis is a tree native to the rainforests of southeast Asia. The healthy heartwood inside Aquilaria trees is pale, odorless, and worthless. In order for this tree to produce any agarwood, it must first become infected with mold. So how does this infection process work? What is agarwood used for? And what makes it so valuable?
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Why Agarwood Is So Expensive | So Expensive

  • "People exploited them all. I exploited them all. Hahahaha"

    Ali HaiderAli Haider4 jam yang lalu
  • If you understand Vietnamese, you will feel the unique and funny personality of the man in the video

    _wuntai__wuntai_6 jam yang lalu
  • We have more agar tree or we called here lapnisan in my country if you want to have call me..

    BudoiBudai CabanillasBudoiBudai Cabanillas6 jam yang lalu
  • Vietnameses' hands seems to be an art

    _wuntai__wuntai_6 jam yang lalu
  • We have more here in Philippines that kind of tree.. but is hard to sell

    BudoiBudai CabanillasBudoiBudai Cabanillas6 jam yang lalu
  • If it's worth that much I guarantee human beings will be greedy and stupid enough to drive those trees into extinction. Guaranteed.

    Damien HollandDamien Holland15 jam yang lalu
  • What the love of money does to our world.

    JuggernautJuggernaut15 jam yang lalu
  • Wood

    0neGrId0neGrId16 jam yang lalu
  • !

    Tekk SavvyTekk Savvy20 jam yang lalu
  • This is worthless. Humans put a cost on something and why?

    Angel bAngel b20 jam yang lalu
  • Good that you make it more popular then

    David H.David H.Hari Yang lalu
  • I guess i better stock up on my agarwood

    Matthew PridemoreMatthew PridemoreHari Yang lalu
  • We sell agarwood & oud oil.. Check out our ig: @amanahoud.id

    Gaga AfisenaGaga AfisenaHari Yang lalu
  • It's better to inhale oxygen rather than inhale anything else. Someday people will know that trees are more important than money.

    lmr Pdrlmr PdrHari Yang lalu
  • If this tree dies humans will find another way to recreat its smell

    land frosterland frosterHari Yang lalu
  • 3:52 How Irony? "It's all gone. People exploited it all". Aren't you are the part of so called "PEOPLE" who are STILL exploiting the Agarwood? You enter the forest for up to 20days and return empty handed. I do feel Agarwood are silently disguise themselves so that you are so called "EXPERIENCE AGARWOOD HUNTER" is proven still far less experience compare to Mother Nature. PLEASE STOP the exploitation and stop force harm the Agarwood to produce the "valuable wood". Let the Nature continue do it wonders. 🙏

    Faramir TookFaramir TookHari Yang lalu
  • Someone should invent a way to transmit smell through a device so we can smell it

    Nezka IDNezka IDHari Yang lalu
  • Gaharu isn't ?

    Sahabat 4GSahabat 4G2 hari yang lalu
  • Stupidity level 💯. Spend on other things which saves Earth may put your own solar plant. Agar wood sucks

  • We call it *GAHARU*

    The Random Guys {LarY}The Random Guys {LarY}2 hari yang lalu
  • the answer to every BI "why so expensive" video: artificial/inflated scarcity

    bongoowongoobongoowongoo2 hari yang lalu
    • What do you mean by inflated scarcity?

      Ambiguous DuckAmbiguous DuckJam Yang lalu
  • Agarwood scent is heavenly.

    Göthan GötayGöthan Götay2 hari yang lalu
  • Poor trees.

    dynodishdynodish3 hari yang lalu
  • My only question is why he says it "5-3 hours" when the subtitles says "3-5 hours." It vexes me so.

    Kevin LeKevin Le3 hari yang lalu
  • why do they not just plant saplings from the trees they cut down like proper loggers? in-order to maintain that resource?

    Rohn CarverRohn Carver3 hari yang lalu
    • It’s not just the plant, it’s the fungus’s coexistence , well more so destructive existence, that makes the wood special , it’s a reaction to it. They could plants all the trees possible and it wouldn’t make the wood like it’s supposed to be.

      Cody HarbuckCody Harbuck2 hari yang lalu
  • “Agar agar make me live for 1000 years” Oh my god I’m so cringey

    : ̈́ΔshazΔ ̈́:: ̈́ΔshazΔ ̈́:3 hari yang lalu
  • Agarwood plants available with me in South India (AP Tamilnadu Karnataka). If you want to know about plantation & market ping me on 9502577371

    vamsi Chowvamsi Chow3 hari yang lalu
  • So this is where "agarbati" word comes from

    Himanshu .Himanshu .3 hari yang lalu
  • not knowing agarwood but still watches this

    Maki DesuwaMaki Desuwa3 hari yang lalu
  • But they can cultivate the tree instead of going to forests n disturbing things there

    Sandeep sSandeep s3 hari yang lalu
  • I got a different kind of wood, but it doesn't smell very good unless I shower.

    Jackson FeverJackson Fever3 hari yang lalu
  • 0:42 It's official I'm This Tree.

    ECo PHDECo PHD3 hari yang lalu
  • Awsome and informative

    Stacy seale music and newsStacy seale music and news3 hari yang lalu
  • How do I go about getting saplings

    Stacy seale music and newsStacy seale music and news3 hari yang lalu
  • Only Arab people use it 😂

    Omar AlfalasiOmar Alfalasi4 hari yang lalu
    • Indian people use it as well.

      Göthan GötayGöthan Götay2 hari yang lalu
  • In Indonesia agarwood is Gaharu

    PGIGPGIG4 hari yang lalu
  • Well basically it produce plastic

    Le SpaceKidLe SpaceKid4 hari yang lalu
  • Humans are disgusting including me but I still love them

    Joaquin Laurence RabeJoaquin Laurence Rabe4 hari yang lalu
  • This man's smile was so greedy... it's all business for him.... i hate people like these

    saurabh yadavsaurabh yadav4 hari yang lalu
  • Finally found the real money tree.

    Un-anonymousUn-anonymous4 hari yang lalu
  • I actually know what he is saying!

    dvxAznxvbdvxAznxvb4 hari yang lalu
  • Oh thats why here in PAKISTAN Agarsticks are common in religious sites

    Shazia MemonShazia Memon4 hari yang lalu
  • After vietnam war, those trees have bullet holds and mold started to grow.

    MR. POPOMR. POPO5 hari yang lalu
  • This guy definitely smells like a million bucks

    Mr JamesMr James5 hari yang lalu
  • Meh, it's worthless in minecraft

    FabioJo40FabioJo405 hari yang lalu
  • i have

    Amear GleAmear Gle5 hari yang lalu
  • Oh this is what odh is made from. its the best smell ever.

    Kay ÈmKay Èm5 hari yang lalu
  • Woodent you know.

    Lorenzo CarmagnolaLorenzo Carmagnola5 hari yang lalu
  • agarbatti

    jyoti vermajyoti verma5 hari yang lalu
  • In nepal u can use this wood for free lol .

    A Google user GbsA Google user Gbs5 hari yang lalu
  • klon też ładnie pachnie polecam

    Ziziuś;3Ziziuś;35 hari yang lalu
  • How Human created money is a mystery and money created all of this nasty nonsense and gave them terrifying prices like $100k for just 1 liter ?!! This means 100k meals for 100k children in slum communities. And those Hollywood celebrities and singers who buy all of the above crap,makes TV 📺 Shows,in which they film those stories & get emotional 😭 and then makes song albums often screaming about helping those helpless impoverished people. And then we all buy their song albums and they get more millions which they spend on high drugs then get destroyed by it.End of story. Our high society is full of shit.Someday we will definitely drive ourselves with greed into total extinction and from then peace,freedom and harmony will prevail on earth without the dangerous humans.

    Ahmed ThasleemAhmed Thasleem6 hari yang lalu
  • Here in 🇵🇭 lots of agarwood shipped illegally

    John WeakJohn Weak6 hari yang lalu
  • Rich people: this is the most expensive type of tree. Country people, and hunters:"well, I see those everyday, when ever I go huntin' or in my creek in my backyard"

    Huner OverbyHuner Overby6 hari yang lalu
    • Huh

      TrumpatierTrumpatier5 hari yang lalu
  • Mặc dù có nói tiếng việt nhưng lại không có phụ đề tiếng việt

    Trường Giang HoàngTrường Giang Hoàng6 hari yang lalu
  • I have some of it here in my place.

    Reynald TanReynald Tan6 hari yang lalu
  • I Love oud

    Murad AlharbiMurad Alharbi6 hari yang lalu
  • Plant a lot more

    Jason With TeslasJason With Teslas6 hari yang lalu
  • That language is annoying to hear ! God damn

    SnakeSnake6 hari yang lalu
  • Oh thats expensive? We have here in the Philippines in province we used that when cooking because its like a wood that have a kerosene we get that from the river drifted from the mountains

    pussy kat meowpussy kat meow6 hari yang lalu
  • So that's where Agarbati comes from!

    Sherry MathewsSherry Mathews6 hari yang lalu
  • My country they are like commonly found all around the place

    Aryan ThapaAryan Thapa7 hari yang lalu
  • This wood will be extinct in the upcoming year, because of us humans just for our own satisfaction

    Emman BugsocanEmman Bugsocan7 hari yang lalu
  • People are stupid and will pay ridiculous prices for the dumbest things

    Joshua MedinaJoshua Medina7 hari yang lalu
  • Come to Assam,north east of India.You would find lot of naturally grown and infected agarwood in that state.People sell them at thousand times lesser cost than you mentioned whether u believe it or not because they don't know the true value of this product.

    pallab gogoipallab gogoi7 hari yang lalu
  • Why not plant more of these trees?

    JOHN DAVISJOHN DAVIS7 hari yang lalu
  • In order to make money you need to sacrifice it “I use the money to destroy the money

    7E_27_Saint7E_27_Saint7 hari yang lalu
  • Kayu gaharu ,,,😶

    Insafkarena TuhanberkehendakInsafkarena Tuhanberkehendak7 hari yang lalu
  • These smell like toothpaste(Colgate)

    Xa LianXa Lian7 hari yang lalu
  • Poor tree just leave them alone

    Pinkgie VicPinkgie Vic7 hari yang lalu
  • Get outta here with you're mouldy wood.

    Antz RockAntz Rock7 hari yang lalu
  • I think...we have one in our front yard lol

    soushi :/soushi :/8 hari yang lalu

    D Caldwell777D Caldwell7778 hari yang lalu
  • Oud is actually really great and the smell of it is amazing.

    U SuckU Suck8 hari yang lalu
  • Philippines anyone?

    S h i r oS h i r o8 hari yang lalu
  • You guys didn't mention Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a leading country in producing agar wood

  • Which man man pandemic will the Chinese invent next?...

    Vincent JamesVincent James8 hari yang lalu
  • Poor tree ..farewell earth 😇

    batowskibatowski8 hari yang lalu
  • That’s a new probiotic tablet or gummy supplement additive otc. I’m scared to try during the pandemic but I see it. Interesting 😷

    Alicia SeecharanAlicia Seecharan8 hari yang lalu
  • That dude had a shit load of Botox

    Schäfer G.Schäfer G.8 hari yang lalu
  • That's crazy!!!!!

    Nate CagleNate Cagle8 hari yang lalu
  • It's time to get rich 😎

    Moinul HossainMoinul Hossain8 hari yang lalu
  • Sorry couldn't wait for advert to finish so I'm off

    Paul DaltonPaul Dalton9 hari yang lalu
  • If somebody want to buy agarwood then you can contact me

    A MegamA Megam9 hari yang lalu
  • I have so many agarwood in my place and in my own home but who will buy it ... Please help me to sale it

    A MegamA Megam9 hari yang lalu
  • The narrator's voice is so soothing... I was having a stressful day but when I watched this video I felt much better

    K MadofficialK Madofficial9 hari yang lalu
  • Ngl sounds like drugs

    Jenalyn TolentinoJenalyn Tolentino9 hari yang lalu
  • In indonesia, we called "gaharu/agarwood"

    Eco LifestyleEco Lifestyle9 hari yang lalu
  • Yeah, rich people like to drink water made from a cats poo.

    45yscj45yscj9 hari yang lalu
    • You talking about that coffee

      The Jerma985The Jerma9857 hari yang lalu
  • People suck.

    mo8ius designmo8ius design9 hari yang lalu
  • Lol if my meat was as expensive as that I bet I'll be IN DANGER too.

    Kenyon MilanKenyon Milan9 hari yang lalu
    • Is it infected

      ScreéchingM00NScreéchingM00N3 hari yang lalu
  • We got a small sample of essential oil from this wood and it smells like bandaids.

    Woodland CreatureWoodland Creature9 hari yang lalu
  • That's nice and all but please don't make this tree extinct

    Coolguyx14Coolguyx149 hari yang lalu
  • How about cultivate more? aren't those dummies only chop but didn't know how to growth?

    pful slopful slo9 hari yang lalu
  • What’s the traits of this wood. Is it dense? Is it hard, is it splintery? Or is it just the smell and that’s all it’s valued for?

    Philip SeitzPhilip Seitz10 hari yang lalu
    • Only the smell then gotcha

      Philip SeitzPhilip Seitz7 hari yang lalu
    • The infected part of its heartwood is precious... It contains oil which leaves a hard coffee type bitter smell while burning, its very lovable ❤

      Safeer AtharwalaSafeer Atharwala8 hari yang lalu
  • It’s valuable because some people are just dumb enough to pay that much

    Long TaLLLong TaLL10 hari yang lalu
  • poor people's monopoly: cut down all the trees and blame it on the poachers victimizing yourself to look like a tradition saving hero, kill your partner while looking for the tree and blame it on the rain and mountain lions, and look brave and devoted... Media is a powerful weapon.

    sersys1sersys110 hari yang lalu
  • No respect for Mother Nature!!!!

    Anfibious TvAnfibious Tv10 hari yang lalu
  • Back when I was your age, we all died in the woods. Uphill both ways.

    Pig BenisPig Benis10 hari yang lalu
  • No comment, I'll be banned.

    John James McCartneyJohn James McCartney10 hari yang lalu