GALBANUM ESSENTIAL OIL
Galbanum oil is used externally as a poultice for inflammatory swelling, skin disorders, treating wounds, and for wounds that are slow in healing. Galbanum essential oil is known for its respiratory treatment for asthma, bronchitis, and chronic coughs. Galbanum oil is also good for digestive properties, panic attacks and conditions of claustrophobia. Galbanum essential oil’s properties include analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, and as an immunostimulant. Galbanum oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Use Galbanum essential oil well diluted. Avoid using Galbanum oil during pregnancy. Note: Top
In Exodus 30:34-36 the instructions for the mixing of the holy incense are given:
And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and Onycha, and Galbanum; these sweet spices with pure Frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: and thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: and thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
The Old Testament Apocrypha dating back to 180 B.C. mentions the formula for holy incense in Sirach 24:15, 1,000 years after Moses.
Most of the spices and perfumes that made up the Temple incense were lovely and fragrant, but Galbanum essential oil had an earthier, parsley-like smell. The Jewish Talmud suggests that Galbanum – a less than wonderfully fragrant resin – was included in the holy incense because “every communal fast that does not include the sinners of Israel is not a fast.”
The Hebrew word for Galbanum is cheleb, which means “the fat or the richest part.” The Torah instructed the priest that when he offered up the goat as an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma, all the cheleb (the fat) belonged to the Lord and was forbidden for human consumption.
Believers are to be “lean” and to avoid fulfilling their lusts of worldly affections. The excess Yah gives a believer is to be offered back up to him to complete his mission and ministry on the earth, not for believers to be lazy and gluttonous with.
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GALBANUM ESSENTIAL OIL BENEFITS
Galbanum essential oil, which comes from the Ferula galbaniflua plant, has been used since ancient times by the Hebrew, Roman, and Greek cultures. Galbanum oil was used as incense, added to baths, applied topically as a skin balm, and worn as a perfume. Its fresh, earthy aroma helps to elevate the mind and spirit. Galbanum essential oil’s chief chemical constituents are cadinene, cadinol, myrcene, and pinene.
Galbanum oil helps cure arthritis and rheumatism by improving blood circulation, due to its anti-arthritic and antirheumatic properties. Galbanum essential oil helps to heal old wounds like scars and helps to heal acne. Galbanum oil works well as a bug repellent due to the smell of the oil and repels parasites from humans and pets, like fleas, lice, and bedbugs.
GALBANUM OIL TRADITIONAL USES
Galbanum essential oil was esteemed for its medicinal and spiritual properties as mentioned in Exodus 30:34. Egyptian papyri, as well as ancient Roman historians, record use of Galbanum oil for its antispasmodic, diuretic, and pain- relieving properties.
GALBANUM ESSENTIAL OIL MEDICINAL USES
Galbanum oil is anti-infectious, anti- inflammatory, and analgesic. Galbanum essential oil supports the kidneys and a woman’s menstrual cycle. Galbanum oil is also helpful for asthma, poor circulation, wounds, acne, bronchitis, cramps, indigestion, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, scar tissue, and wrinkles. Galbanum essential oil may also help with abscesses, chronic coughs, cuts, inflammation, rheumatism, and stress.
Galbanum oil has been reported to bring harmony and balance, easing stress. It helps increase spiritual awareness and meditation.