Galbanum Oil

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Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Resin
Note: Top
Aroma: Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic
Country of Origin: Turkey
Use: Galbanum has a long history as incense. The resin may be burned, and the oil has been used as a fixative in perfumes.
Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, balsamic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypotensive, restorative, tonic
Blends Well With: Benzoin, fir, geranium, ginger, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax, pine

The health benefits of Galbanum essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-arthritic, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, cicatrisant, circulatory, decongestant, detoxifier, emollient, insecticide, anti-parasitic, and vulnerary substance.

Galbanum is not anything new for us. It has been known since the times of the ancient Roman and Greek civilizations, where it was burnt in incense sticks, mixed in bath water, used in skin balms, and as a perfume. The fresh earthy and woody aroma of this oil brings pleasure to both the mind and soul. It is extracted by steam distillation of the resin that is obtained from the Galbanum plant, which bears the scientific name Ferula Galbaniflua. It is native to Iran and some of that nations neighbouring countries. The chief constituents of Galbanum Essential Oil are cadinene, cadinol, myrcene and pinene.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)