Gurjum, with scientific name “Dipterocarpus Turbinatus,” is grown predominantly in East India and Andaman Islands. Gurjum essential oil has been used to normalize blood pressure and stimulate the cardiovascular system. It has been a part of the management of ailments concerning the skin such as eczema, diaper rash, skin ulcers, cuts, and bruises. Gurjum is also known as Gurjum Balsam and referred to as Ajakarna and Chhaagakarna in Ayurvedic medicine.
Gurjum Balsam essential oil is more commonly used in perfumery, to blend with other essential oils, or mix with luxurious fragrances. Not only is it fragrant, it also offers some health benefits. Gurjum Balsam oil has also been proven to be effective in treating congested sinus, cough, asthma, and bronchitis.
Based on Ayurveda, the world and everything in it is composed of 5 elements – air, water, fire, space, and earth. Hence, this ancient Ayurvedic study supports the principle that health is comprised not only of the physical state but the overall wellness including the spiritual, mental, emotional, and social aspects.
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