Galbanum essential oil has a fresh green woody aroma with a soft balsamic undertone. Known for its beneficial properties on the skin and for poor circulation, it can also help relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.
- Latin Name
- Ferula Galbaniflua
- Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
- Essential oil by water or steam distillation from the resin or gum.
- Pinene, cadinene, cadinol, myrcene among others.
This large perennial herb with shiny leaflets and small flowers grows on the slopes of the mountain ranges of northern Iran.
Used in the east for treating respiratory, nervous and digestive complaints, inflammations and skin disorders. The Egyptians used it in their cosmetics and in the embalming process.