GALBANUM

OTHER NAME(S):

Barijeh, 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.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Galbanum is a plant. A gum-like material (resin) is obtained from the stems. The resin and roots are used to make medicine.

People take galbanum for diarrhea, gas (flatulence), poor appetite, cough, and seizure disorder (epilepsy).

Galbanum is sometimes applied directly to the skin to help wounds heal.

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 reduce swelling (inflammation) and help fight certain types of bacteria.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Cough.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Gas (flatulence).
  • Seizure disorder (epilepsy).
  • Wound healing.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of galbanum for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Galbanum is LIKELY SAFE in amounts found in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if galbanum is safe to take by mouth in medicinal amounts or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Galbanum is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if galbanum is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for GALBANUM Interactions.

Dosing

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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182
  • Ghorbani A, Mohebbati R, Jafarian AH, et al. Toxicity evaluation of hydroalcoholic extract of Ferula gummosa root. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 2016;77:35-41. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2016.02.008. View abstract.

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