Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil
Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil is also known as Gurjun Balsam Oil.
Dipterocarpus jourdainii and Dipterocarpus turbinatus, are trees that are India and Asia. The tree exudes a resin that is then collected and steam distilled to produce Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil. Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil primarily contains the sesquiterpene a-gurjunene. It possesses a woody and slightly sweet aroma that blends especially well with essential oils in the wood, spice and citrus families.
Dipterocarpus jourdainii / Dipterocarpus turbinatus
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Sweet, woody somewhat balsamic.
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.]
Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil Safety Information
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.]
General Safety Information
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