Galbanum ( Endangered or Declining)
Latin Name: Ferula galbaniflua
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Plant Part: Resin
Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Metal
Functional Groups: Terpene, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol, Ketone
Type: Grounding, centering, drying.
Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Kapa
Scent: Woody, balsamic, fresh, green, earthy, spicy, bitter, clean.
For Skin Type: Mature
Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not for children or teens.
Physical Uses: Menstrual cramps, scanty menstrual flow, amernorrhea, menopause, weepy wounds, cough with mucus, dry cough, muscle pain, snake and insects bites and repellent, rheumatism, respiratory and digestive support.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Longstanding problems, chronic stress, uplifting, clearing,
Other Uses: Hospice. Works best for mature individuals. Meditation. Used in perfumery.
Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit, Resin, Root, Spice, Wood Oils.
Possible Substitutions: Frankincense, Elemi
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.
Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, page 193.