Benefits of Galbanum Oil

27/09/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles


What is the Genus Species? Ferula gummosa

Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting.

Where did the name come from? Galbanum comes from the Hebrew word “chelbanah or khelbnah” meaning “fatness”. Ferula comes from the Latin word “ferule” which is a rod or stick; gummosa means gummy resin.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Stems and branches

What is the ORAC Value? 261,826 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Galbanum was mentioned in the Egyptian papyri and used for medicinal and spiritual purposes in Egypt? Yes, Galbanum was highly regarded and was only used by Egyptian Royals.

What are the Plant Properties? Analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-viral, diuretic, expectorant, circulatory stimulant, anticonvulsant, restorative and tonic.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Galbanum? Abscesses, acne, asthma, boils, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic coughs, cramps, cuts, digestive spasms, flatulence, inflammation, muscular aches, nervous tension, poor circulation, rheumatism, scar tissue, skin, stress related complaints, swollen glands, wrinkles and wounds.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its earthy aroma is uplifting yet grounding.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Galbanum essential oil was holy anointing oil and was highly treasured for spiritual use going back to the time of the Egyptians. Use it for meditation and increasing spiritual awareness through the heart and crown chakras.

Because galbanum is high in *monoterpenes, it is able to reprogram at a cellular level. It helps us to let go of old ideas and belief systems and embrace new programming; especially those belief systems that are related to our religion or spirituality. Because it is calming and grounding, it gently gives us direction and asks us to let go to the divine and open our hearts.

What Chakra is Affected? Heart and crown chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow-green

How do I use it?

Use NEAT dilution. Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. It is approved as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) for internal consumption by the FDA. Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Essential Oil Trivia

Did you know that Galbanum is mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible? Yes, it was mentioned in Exodus where we are given a recipe for holy incense that contained Stacte (myrrh), Frankincense and Onycha.

Did you know that the Egyptians used Galbanum for embalming? Yes, but they also used it for skin and cosmetics!

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*Monoterpenes – are present in almost all essential oils. Their action is to inhibit the accumulation of toxins and they like to detox the kidneys and the liver. Monoterpenes also enhance the therapeutic values of other components and are the balancing portion of the oil.

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