GALBANUM

GALBANUM
Galbanum is a resinous plant extract used in perfumes and incense. It has a woody, earthy scent and is believed to have calming properties.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Galbanum (Ferula gummosa) is an herb from Iran, Turkey, and the Mediterranean. A gum-like material, or resin, from its stems is used to make medicine.

Galbanum might reduce swelling and help fight certain types of bacteria.

People use galbanum for wound healing, cough, digestion problems, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Galbanum is not a vitamin but rather a resinous gum derived from a wild-growing plant called Ferula galbaniflua. It has been used for centuries in perfumes and incense, and was even mentioned in the Bible as an ingredient in sacred incense blends.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Galbanum is commonly consumed in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if galbanum is safe to use as medicine or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Galbanum is possibly safe.

Interactions

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Galbanum is commonly consumed in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if galbanum is safe to use as medicine or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Galbanum is possibly safe. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if galbanum is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.

Surgery: Galbanum might reduce blood sugar. This might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures.

Dosing

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of galbanum might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

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