Galbanum oil (resin) was used by the ancient civilizations as incense. It’s mentioned in Exodus 30:34 in the Bible. “And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight.” This oil was also used in Egypt for cosmetics and in the embalming process.
Botanical Name - Ferula galbaniflua
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used - Resin
Note Classification - Base
Aroma - Fresh green top note and woody-dry balsamic undertone
Largest Producing Countries - Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and Lebanon
Traditional Use - This oil is used as a fixative and fragrance component in soaps, detergents, creams, lotions, and perfumes.
Properties - Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, balsamic, carminative, cicatrizant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypotensive, restorative, and tonic.
Benefits - Abscesses, acne, asthma, boils, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic coughs, cuts, flatulence, heals scar tissue, indigestion, inflammations, mature skin, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension and stress-related complaints, poor circulation, rheumatism, stomach cramp, tones the skin, wounds, and wrinkles.
Blends Well With - Fir, geranium, hyacinth, lavender, narcissus, oakmoss, opopanax, pine, styrax, and violet.
Safety Data –
is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.
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