Ferula gumosa Boiss.
Kosher certified

Galbanum Essential oil Iran

Ferula gumosa Boiss.
Botanical family : Apiaceae
Method of culture : Wildcrafted controlled
Part harvested : Gum
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8023-91-4
INCI : Ferula galbaniflua resin oil


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Green

In the middle of the plant

An endemic plant in Iran, Ferula gummosa (or galbaniflua) is the only true source of “soft Galbanum.” Many other species of Ferula genus also produce gums, but of greatly varying qualities. This herbaceous plant of the high-desert regions reproduces only by seed. During germination, it develops a deep, filiform root and a stem with two small leaves, which dry in May. The plant will only produce vegetation again the following year. In the third year, an outgrowth forms on the root collar. This growth will be the source of the galbanum gum, from the third to the seventh year. Traditional gum gathering is done with a locally made, wrought-iron tool. In May-June, when the leaves are dry, the plant’s roots are exposed and the outgrowth is scored. A white to straw-yellow resin then leaks out, to slowly solidify upon exposure to the air. The gum is collected a few days later. Two to three new cuts are made successively on the previous gashes. The exudate yield progressively increases with the number of cuts.

Mentioned in the texts of all major ancient civilizations, galbanum was long ago assigned mystical and healing powers. According to Exodus, it is part of the “perfumes” God revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai: “Take fragrant spices--gum resin, onycha and galbanum--and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts.” “Soft galbanum” – also called “Levant galbanum” – is the one used in perfumery. The gum hardens with time in the form of rounded, sticky, yellow to reddish tears. It has a characteristic green, woody fragrance.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Constituents Beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, delta-3-carene


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary


Ranges

perfumery range

Cosmetic range