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Galbanum Essential Oil

Galbanum Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Ferula galbaniflua

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Resin

Color

Clear

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Top

Strength of Initial Aroma

Strong

Aromatic Description

Fresh, earthy, balsamic, woody, spicy.

Galbanum Essential Oil Uses

Abscesses, acne, boils, bronchitis, cuts, lice, mature skin, muscle aches, poor circulation, rheumatism, scars, sores, stretch marks, wounds. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-62.]

Major Constituents

B-Pinene
Gamma-3-Carene
a-Pinene
Sabinene
B-Myrecene
(+)-Limonene
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1993), 82-83. A. Ghannadi, S. Amree, Volatile Oil Constituents of Ferula gummosa Boiss from Kashan, Iran. (Journal of Essential Oil Research 14, 2002), 420-421. Sources cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 290.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Galbanum Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 290.]

Shelf Life

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