Galbanum resin- This listing is for the fresh resin of Galbanum-Ferula Galbaniflua which grows from Afganistan up to Turkistan and Kazakhstan in the north.
$21.00 - $102.00
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Its fragrance is a lovely bright bitter, dry, green and considered by some the aromatic epitome of green.
This is a new batch of extremely fresh Galbanum. It is in its rawest and most unadulterated form. Which ensures it's essential oil content is at its peak. The oozing resin is scraped off the plant in semi-liquid form, packed and shipped in clay containers. It is usually processed with chemical solvents and filtered before being sold in bricks or liquid form. However, this is Galbanum resin in its purest and most potent form. Since it has not been processed you will come across seeds, twigs and the occasional bit of bark. It is extremely fragrant, ooey-gooey and pretty much a thick liquid/paste.
It can be used as-is in incense, tinctured in alcohol for perfume work or infused in oils. You can make your own Galbanum absolute by evaporating the alcohol after tincturing and filtering.
Galbanum resin has a richer, deeper and more complex aromatic profile than Galbanum essential oil. Like many other resins, it acts as a fixative in perfume and aromatic compositions.
Galbanum is one of the four essential ingredients of the Holy Incense mentioned in Exodus 30:34 and Ecclesiastes 24:14–15. It was one of the ingredients of Ketoret, the Jewish Holy Incense that was burned in the Tabernacle in the 1 st and 2nd Jewish Temple at Jerusalem.
Galbanum has been used for medicine since time immemorial and is a component in ancient Egyptian Khyphi incense.
The family name Ferula refers to the sheath-like sleeve which "Clasps" the hollow stems of most of this family of perennial herbs. A term we still use today, ferrule.
Other members of the Ferula family include Ammoniacum, Asafoetida, Sumbul, (Muskroot), Giant Fennel and Ferula Hermonis, also known as Zallouh or Lebanese Viagra.
This is a collection of aromatic materials mentioned in the Old & New Testaments and in ancient Egyptian texts. I often get asked to translate biblical plant names and source the materials they mention. They are all here in this collection.