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Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil

Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Dipterocarpus jourdainii

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Balsam

Color

Clear

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Strong

Aromatic Description

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.]

Major Constituents

B-caryophyllene,
a-gurjunene,
B-gurjunene,
allo-aromadendrene

[Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 205.]

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.]

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