Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Sweet yet peppery.
Gerjum Balsum Essential Oil Uses
Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, skin inflammation, bronchial infections, colitis, anxiety. [Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 205.]
[Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 205.]
Sheppard-Hanger indicates that Gurjum Balsam is non-toxic and non-irritating when used at low doses. [Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 205.]
Tisserand and Young, list Dipterocarpus tuberculatusand Dipterocarpus turbinatus,as not posing any known risks. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 299.]
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