(Ferula galbaniflua, Ferula gummosa)

Psycho-emotional Qualities and Indications

  • Balancing
  • Both sedative and stimulant
  • Calming
  • Eases anxiety
  • Eases depression / low mood
  • Erratic moods
  • Nervous tension
  • Pre menstrual tension (PMT), menopausal symptoms
  • Restorative (nerves)
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Tonic
  • Uplifting

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant when diluted but undiluted potentially very irritating, non-sensitising.  Do not take orally / ingest.

Background ‘droplet’

Galbanum is native to the Middle East and Western Asia.  It is a large perennial herb with a smooth hollow stem, finely toothed ovate leaflets, and umbels of small white or yellow flowers.

The whole plant contains a milky white juice that exudes from the base of the stem when the plant is cut down. This juice hardens into translucent-white, sometimes light brown or olive, yellowish, or greenish tinted essential oil.

Its scent is initially intense, green and turpentine-like, fresh, sharp, and slightly coniferous.

Galbanum essential oil eases asthma, bronchitis, coughs, arthritic and muscular pain.

It also eases nervous tension, balances (sedative and stimulant) erratic moods, stress and stress related conditions, it is uplifting and tonic, among many other amazing qualities.

Energetic qualities

Earth, Metal.  Yang, Yin

You will find further information about this essential oil in Heathers bestselling books Healing with Essential Oils, Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and Essential Oils for the Whole Body