Extracted from a plant family belonging to Persia is an essential oil known as Galbanum Oil. This oil is extracted from an aromatic gum resin belonging to a species known as “Ferula gummosa” in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is derived from a gum resin using the process of “steam distillation”. In addition, this oil possesses an extremely pleasant odour, and hence is commonly used in the manufacturing of skin balms and perfumes.
A. Chemical constituents of Galbanum Oil:
This oil is basically extracted from a gum resin of a plant belonging to the “Ferula gummosa” species. In addition, it mainly consists of a colourless crystalline organic compound known as “umbelliferone”. Furthermore, this oil also comprises of organic compounds such as Alpha-pinene, Beta-pinene, limonene, cadinene, 3-carene, and ocimene.
B. The uses and benefits of Galbanum Oil:
There are a few benefits to using this oil originating from Persia. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil comprises of a property that helps in inhibiting muscle spasms or cramps, and thereby serve as an antispasmodic.
This oil is also capable of clearing out the congestion formed within the lungs when used, and thereby serve as a decongestant.
This oil when used due to its aroma is capable of driving away insects such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants etc, and thereby serving as an insecticide.
This oil possesses an “anti-parasitic” property, and thereby when used is capable of inhibiting the growth of parasite within the body.
This oil can also serve as a “stimulant” when used by promoting the stimulation of blood and lymph in the body, and thereby help treating conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.
C. The adverse effects of Galbanum Oil:
There is just one adverse effect that could occur on using this essential oil. It is as follows:
- This oil if used in excess could lead to some adverse effects on the body, and hence it must be used accordingly.