Galbanum Essential Oil
Latin Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Part of plant: Resin
Grade: Pure & Natural
Aroma Character: Intense spicy, green balsamic
Blends Well with: Lavender, Geranium, Pine
Galbanum Properties: Wound-healing, softening, promotes scar formation, derivant, antiseptic for disorders of urinary tract; stimulates intestinal activity.
Galbanum Indications: Wounds, hemorrhage; infection of urinary tract.
Galbanum Main Components: Carvone, limonene, cadinene, cadinol, alpha-beta-pinene, myrcene.
Galbanum Contraindications, side effects: Dosage must be precisely complied with for internal use by children and pregnant women.
Galbanum is a large perennial herb with a smooth stem, shiny leaflets and small flowers. It contains resin ducts which exude a milky juice, a natural oleoresin. The dried resinous exudation is collected by making incisions at the base of the stem.
The essential oil is produced through water or steam distillation from the oleoresin or gum only the Levant or soft type is used for oil production.
Galbanum essential oil is a colourless or pale yellow or olive liquid with a fresh green top note and a woody-dry balsamic undertone.