Agarwood has historically been associated with the spiritual customs and rituals from the Middle East and Asia, but was rarely used in the Western world.

 

Mentioned in the Old and New Scriptures, and referred by the Hebrew word "Ahalim", the name Aloe was considered synonymous to Ahalim in an early period in both Judaism and Christianity: "the Chaldean translation of the Psalms and Canticles, the old Latin version of Proverbs and Canticles, and the Syriac translation.