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Galbanum Resin(Ferula galbaniflua) (Standard) - Iran

Galbanum Resin(Ferula galbaniflua) (Standard) - Iran
Item# IRO53
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Product Description

Galbanum resin - Ferula galbaniflua from Iran. Galbanum has long been valued for it's wonderfully complex green, spicy, woody, balsamlike fragrance. Hard Galbanum can best be described as having the consistency of hard taffy. The Egyptians imported Galbanum resin in vast amounts, it was among their most treasured incense ingredients.

Galbanum, also called "Mother resin", is discharged from the roots and lower trunk of this small wild plant. It originally grew in the Mesopotamia area and was exported to India, China, Israel and Egypt. Today Iran and Turkey are the primary sources of all Galbanum.

Galbanum was often used to relieve tensions due to anxiety and severe restlessness and to relieve muscle spasms. It was often used during childbirth.

Available in semi-soft form only; dried and pliable.

Family: Apiaceae

Synonyms: Ferula gummosa, Mother resin

Origin: Central Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Southern Russia

Parts Used: oleo gum resin

Aroma Description: powerful, complex, fresh, earthy, rich green, spicy, woody, balsamic-resinous fragrance.

Emotional Attributes: calming, relaxing, meditation, prayer, sleep

Cosmetic Uses: extensively used in perfumery

Culinary Uses: none known

Medicinal Attributes: used as a stimulant, antiseptic, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory. Used for bronchitis, asthma and externally to treat wounds, ulcers and other skin disorders. Also relieves indigestion and reduces muscle spasms

Element Association: Water

Magical Associations: spirituality, healing, protection, dreams

Astrological Association: Pisces, Gemini

Planetary Association: Moon

Season: Autumn, Winter

Aromatic Note: Base note

Essential Oil: Yes, steam and hydro distilled. A highly prized fixative in perfumes. Also, a resinoid is produced using solvent extraction.

Mixes Well With: asafoetida, burgundy pitch, cinnamon, frankincense, galangal, guggul, lavender, musk seeds, myrrh, oakmoss, opoponax, pine needles, rose, rosemary, storax, etc.

1 ounce/28 grams $8.75
4 ounces/112 grams $32.25
1/2 pound/224 grams $62.95
1 pound/448 grams $118.00

Incense Use Tip: Warming Galbanum helps it become more pourable for easier use. Use a non-porous bowl and add it last to a completed ground mixture then knead. Latex gloves can make cleanup much easier after use of this sticky and messy material. Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.