galbanum essential oil | 5ml
Galbanum has been used as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, balsamic, carminative, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypotensive, restorative, tonic. Galbanum has been described as having a mentally cleansing aroma, comparable to a sea breeze or the freshness in the air that you experience after a wild rainstorm.
The stem contains resin ducts that carry a milky oleoresin. Incisions are made at the base of the stalk from which the gum runs and hardens in the shape of brown tears. The tears are then steam-distilled to produce an essential oil which is clear in colour. Despite belonging to the Apiaceae family, the oil of galbanum does not share in any way the aroma of its relatives. It has a leafy-green earthy odour, with a slightly bitter rooty note – a strong and powerful but not overwhelming fragrance.
The Ancient Egyptians used Galbanum as incense and during the embalming process. The Hebrews used it in their anointing oils and the Greeks mention it as being sedative, antispasmodic with diuretic properties. In classical Ayurvedic Medicine, it is considered to exert a balancing action on all three doshas: vata, pitta and kapha.
Product Specifications: Galbanum plants are large perennial herbs with smooth stems, shiny leaflets and small flowers. They contain 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 steam distilled from the gum resin. Galbanum is native to the Middle East and Western Asia. It is cultivated in Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey.
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Galbanum has been used to ease nervous tension and digestive upsets. It has also been used to regulate breathing. In Asia it has been used to treat cuts, bruises, wounds and inflammations. It is said to exhibit antimicrobial properties. It has also been used as a tonic and in perfumery. It has been used in the treatment of abscesses, acne, boils, cuts and inflammations that are slow to heal, and is said to be beneficial for alleviating asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and chronic coughs. It also may be useful for reducing stress-related conditions and nervous disorders. It can be used to induce feelings of calm, stability, direction, concentration, fortitude and focus.
technique of extraction method:
Galbanum is steam distilled from the root exudation of Ferula galbaniflua. The oil is either clear, pale-yellow, green or olive-brown. It is quite viscous in nature. It possesses a powerful green, leaf-like odour with a woody, pine-needle and balsamic undertone. Galbanum resin has been widely used as incense and in perfumery since ancient times. Galbanum has an aroma that is described by experts as “intensely green.” Spicy and herbal, it has been compared to green peppers and tossed salad. It has subtle piney notes mostly likely due to the presence of several pinenes.
It has a herbaceous, weedy, green, and slightly-sweet aroma. Galbanum blends well with other resinous oils, such as Frankincense and Myrrh. It also blends well with floral and woody oils.
May affect sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.