Gurjun Essential Oil
Gurjun Essential Oil, or Gurjum Essential Oil, is an important aromatherapy oil that no-one has ever heard of!
Gurjun Essential Oil is also known as:
- Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil
- Gurjum Essential Oil
- Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil
- Indian Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil shares many benefits with other balsamic essential oils. This includes Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil, which has traditionally been used for inflammatory conditions, and Canada Balsam Essential Oil, which has traditionally been used for problem skin and respiratory issues.
In fact, Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil is also known as East Indian Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil
However, none of these oils are considered to be balsamic oils from a chemical perspective. They are known as balsamic oils due to their traditional use.
Learn more: True & Common Balsams
Gurjum Essential Oil Health Benefits
Gurjun Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include: Anti-allergenic + anti-anxiety + anti-asthmatic + antibacterial + anti-depressant + anti-fungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antiseptic + anti-spasmodic + anti-ulcer + antiviral + astringent + cicatrisant (wound healing) + CNS tonic + decongestant + diuretic + mucolytic (thins mucous) + anti-rheumatic + sedative + tonic
Please consult the Glossary Of Terms for additional definitions of these terms.
Gurjum Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits
The Dipterocarpus turbinatus tree, from which Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil is made, is indigenous to the Andaman Islands and North Eastern parts of India
Known as Ashwakarna in Sanskrit, the resin and oil from the Gurjun tree has broad uses within traditional Indian, Ayurvedic Medicine. It is used for relieving respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis and chronic cough, and for eliminating excess mucous deposits in the respiratory system. Also known as Chhaagakarna and Ajakarna within the Ayurvedic tradition, it is used in the treatment of rheumatic conditions, urinary tract infections, skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.
Ayurveda is an holistic form of medicine. It is also the oldest known form of traditional medicine.
Gurjun Essential Oil, seen as a diuretic, is regarded as one of the best Ayurvedic remedies for eliminating the toxic deposits in the joints of those suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions. Toxins are though to cause this inflammation.
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil is a popular ingredient in many Ayurvedic skincare formulations used for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions, wounds, bedsores, ringworm, cuts, boils, nappy rash, fungal and microbial infections.
Gurjum Essential Oil traditional health benefits are thought to include:
- Respiratory health + bronchial infections
- Inflammatory skin conditions
- Rheumatic symptoms + joint health
- Anxiety + depression
- Reducing mucous secretion
- Respiratory conditions :: colds + flu + bronchitis + asthma + chronic cough + allergies
- Stimulating the heart & increasing blood flow
- Urinary tract infections
Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil Energetic Properties
The energetic healing properties of plants and trees are a reflection of how they grow and inhabit their environment.
The Dipterocarpus turbinatus tree grows up to 50m to 60m in height when fully mature. Their trunks are free of branches until two thirds of the way up, after which a thick cauliflower canopy emerges.
Seedlings of this tree need a good amount of shade until established at over 1m in height. They cannot tolerate direct sunlight through this first phase of their life, which usually lasts two years.
The Gurjun tree is a flowering tree. Blooms are elegant, and five pronged in shape. The flowers are white, with a deep pink central line of colour reaching out from the centre to the end of each elongated, slender petal. The flower seems to twist on its axis instead of growing directly outward.
The seeds are robust balls with two raised wings, which curve outward toward the tip.
This is an elegant tree, with delicate flowers, and an ingenious method of scattering its seeds without the need of birds or animals. It’s canopy, which reaches high into the sky, often standing above the other trees, provides the shade needed for new trees to start their way into the world.
This is a very self-contained and self-reliant tree, and even though sensitive and vulnerable, at certain phases in its development, it has the wherewithal to succeed. The energy is that of a creative and inspired force, a lot like the sensitive artist type who creates from their own wellsping of imagination and inspiration, bringing beauty and new insight into the world.
Working energetically with Gurjum Essential Oil can help to nurture the creative potential within those of an artistic or inventive disposition, giving them the courage, support and fortitude needed to bring their visionary insights into the world.
It helps to soothe the volatility of an artistic temperament, and cool the flames of frustration, ire and heartbreak in relation to an unjust, and often brutish world. It calls us back to a state of balance and resilience, where we can bring our giftedness out in to the world.
Cautions & Contraindications
Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil is non-toxic and non-irritating when used at low doses.
Wild As The Wind Gurjun Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Gurjum Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.
- INCI: Dipterocarpus turbinatus
- Plant Family: Dipterocarpaceae
- Parts Used: Resin
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- Appearance: Clear, thin consistency
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
- Shelf Life: c. 5 – 6 years
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Aroma: Gentle, calming, sweet, woody, nutty and balsamic
- Origin: Indonesia
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade aromatherapy oils.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
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