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Latin Name: Ferula gummosa
Common Name: Galbanum
Botanical Name: Ferula gummosa
Botany: A Persian perennial plant species that produces an aromatic gum resin.
History: Galbanum has been around for thousands of years. It was written about by the Egyptians and appears in the Old Testament. Hippocrates used Galbanum in his medicines while Dioscorides wrote about its painkilling abilities. Pliny the Elder also listed Galbanum’s curative effects. In modern times it is a very useful fixative for the perfume industry.
Plant Part: Resin
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Fragrance: Earthy, fresh, herbaceous, balsamic, woodsy
Color of Oil: Clear
Note: Top Note
Blends well with: Chamomile, Citronella, Elemi, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Galbanum is comforting and resolving. It dispels hysteria and nervous tension.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Galbanum is analgesic. It is good for abscesses, wounds, cuts, scars, and wrinkles. Galbanum is helpful for persistent infections of the lungs, asthma, bronchitis, and coughs. It is also beneficial for swollen lymph glands and muscular aches.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Galbanum is very grounding and good for meditation.
Chemical Constituents: cadinene, cardinol, myrcene, pinene
Common Adulterants: Beta-pinene (synthetic or bioidentical), undecatrienes
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy.
Color Energy: Gold - Revitalizing