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GALBANUM

Other Names:

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.

GALBANUM Overview
GALBANUM Uses
GALBANUM Side Effects
GALBANUM Interactions
GALBANUM Dosing
GALBANUM Overview Information

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.

How does it work?

Galbanum might help fight certain types of bacteria.

GALBANUM Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence 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.


GALBANUM Side Effects & Safety

Galbanum seems safe for use when applied directly to the skin. It is also safe when taken in food amounts. But there isn't enough information available to know if it is safe to take galbanum by mouth in medicinal amounts, which are typically larger.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Galbanum seems safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

GALBANUM Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for GALBANUM Interactions

GALBANUM Dosing

The appropriate dose of galbanum depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for galbanum. 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 your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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