Galbanum oil, scientifically known as Ferula galbaniflua oil, is an essential oil extracted from the resin of the Galbanum plant through steam distillation. It is characterized by its greenish-yellow color and a unique, strong, and balsamic aroma.
The main chemical constituents of galbanum oil include alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, and cadinene. These compounds contribute to its therapeutic properties, which include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant, and cicatrizant effects.
Galbanum oil is widely used in aromatherapy for its calming and grounding properties. It is believed to have a balancing effect on the mind and emotions, promoting relaxation and relieving anxiety and stress.
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, galbanum oil is often utilized in topical applications to alleviate muscle and joint pain, as well as to reduce inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis and rheumatism.
The expectorant properties of galbanum oil make it useful in respiratory conditions such as coughs, bronchitis, and congestion. It helps to loosen and expel excess mucus from the respiratory tract, facilitating easier breathing and relieving congestion.
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|Botanical name||Ferula galbaniflua|
|Origin||This essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation from the plant of Ferula galbaniflua.|
|Appearance||Colorless to pale yellow|
|Density||0.867 – 0.890 @20°C|
|Refractive index||1.478 – 1.485 @20°C|
|Optical rotation||+7° to +17°|
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