Galbanum Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Resin
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic
Largest Producing Countries: Turkey, and Iran
Traditional 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
Benefits: Abscesses, boils,coughs, cuts, indigestion, inflammations, mature skin, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, poor circulation, scar tissue, stomach cramp, stress, tones the skin, wounds.
Blends Well With: Benzoin, fir, geranium, ginger, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax, pine
Of Interest: In astrology galbanum is associated with the Libra, and in Tarot galbanum is linked with The Fool.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
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).