Galbanum Essential Oil (France)
Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Plant Part: Resin
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Galbanum is a small plant with the oil coming from the resin in the stems and roots.
Color: Colorless to a pale olive yellow viscous liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Galbanum Essential Oil possesses an intensely green, fresh leafy odor with a dry woody back-note of balsamic, bark- like character.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Not known
Common Uses: Galbanum Essential Oil is said to have anti-spasmodic property and considered an intermediate between Ammoniac and Asafoetida for relieving air passages. It is especially good for some forms of hysteria and can be used externally as a poultice for inflammatory swellings.
History: Galbanum was used by ancient civilizations as an incense. In Egypt, Galbanum was used along with Frankincense and Myrrh in baths, and in making perfume oils and cosmetics.
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