Galbanum

What other names is Galbanum known by?

Ferula galbaniflua, Ferula gummosa, Férule Gommeuse, Gálbano, Galbanum Gum, Galbanum Gum Resin, Galbanum Oleogum Resin, Galbanum Oleoresin, Galbanum Resin, Oléorésine de Galbanum, Résine de Galbanum.

What is Galbanum?

Galbanum is a gum-like material (resin) from the roots and trunk of a tree. It is used to make medicine.

People take galbanum for digestion problems, intestinal gas (flatulence), poor appetite, cough, and spasms.

Galbanum is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds.

In food and beverages, galbanum oil and resin are used as flavoring.

In manufacturing, galbanum oil and resin are used as fragrance in cosmetics.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestion problems.
  • Intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Spasms.
  • Coughs.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of galbanum for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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