Ferula Galbaniflua

Scientific Name: Ferula Galbaniflua Boiss. Et Buhse.
Synonyms: Ferula Gummosa Boiss.
English Name: Galbanum
Other Names in English:
Family: Umbelliferae

Product Details

Health Benefits

Temperament: Very hot and dry.
1- If you eat three grams of it with water, it is stimulant, disinfecting and emmenagogue, it is a laxative, warming and dissolves gas and bloating, to relieve shortness of breath, soften the chest, relieve old cough, chronic bronchitis, strengthen the uterus, is beneficial for relieving uterine suffocation, treating epilepsy, neurological diseases and weakness of the stomach, liver and spleen, and if eaten for 3 consecutive days, it is useful for relieving urethral irritation and hemorrhoids.
2- Mix three grams of it with honey and eat it. It is useful for crushing bladder and kidney stones, opening kidney blockage and facilitating childbirth.
3- Eat 15 grams of it with boiled rue decoction or a little bitter almond oil. It is useful for removing toxins.
4- Mix three grams of it with three grams of myrrh in some dilute vinegar and drink. It is beneficial for removing the dead fetus and choroid.
5- Dissolve it in a little lily oil and drop it in the ear. Relieves ear pain, rubbing it is useful for treating tetanus, relieving side and back pain, and resorption of abscess and scrofula, if placed on the back of the uterus, it is useful for relieving uterine pain.
Note: Harmful to hot temperaments, should not be used in hot areas and in hot seasons.


It’s a resin gum derived from a plant in the Unbelliferae family. It has a perennial plant up to 2 meters tall. Leaves similar to the leaves of a sycamore tree, but with more cuts, divided several times into dusty green and covered with fibers. Its stems are narrow and cylindrical. Its flowers are yellow. This plant has been identified in Iran in large areas of the high slopes of Alborz and other cities. As a result of an insect bite, sap is removed from the stem of this plant, or for more production, a slit is made in the stem or the stem is cut to remove more and faster sap from it. This juice gradually hardens in the presence of air and is marketed in two ways:
1- In the form of a teardrop that is white to greenish or red and is about the size of a hazelnut in terms of dimensions, and if it is broken, its cross section is bright yellow, which darkens in the presence of air and its taste is astringent, bitter and it is biting with a strong and unpleasant smell and if it is put on fire, it will melt and burn like frankincense.
2- Pile type is in the form of irregular and larger pieces in dirty white color and mixed with external and impure materials.

Chemical Constituents

Essential oil 10-19.5%, gum 5-10%, 63-75% resin which are Galbano-Resinotannole and Umbelliferone.

Medical disclaimer

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