Eagle wood is described as "rakshoghna". This description attributes it, a potent anti-microbial activity. Therefore, resin and heartwood of Eagle wood are employed by Ayurveda as local cleansing agents. Its internal use is also recommended for treatment of bed-wetting and incompetency of urinary bladder.
Aloe wood has abundant resinous matter. Sesquiterpine alcohol possesses the characteristic odour of the wood. It also contains an essential oil.