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Also known as Feshook, Galbanum is an ancient and highly treasured material, key element in a number of sacred incense blends and holy anointing oils. This bitter + aromatic gum resin is referenced in the Old Testament, in the writings of Hippocrates and in Naturalis Historia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder.
Scent - sweet, earthy with hints of fresh, sweet green notes.
Application - incense, perfumery, meditation oils
Source - Afganistan
The vibration of this botanical itself is not particularly high though it is known to significantly increase the vibrational frequency of those with which it is blended. Aleister Crowley calls for galbanum in combination with onycha, storax, and olibanum as ingredients in his powerful Tetragrammaton incense, representing the blind force of the four elements and by its use it is said one can bring them to manifestation.
Medicinally, galbanum was used primarily as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant and antiseptic agent, and as an anti-spasmodic treatment for women during childbirth. The ancient Egyptians imported mass quantities of galbanum from Persia to use in their religious ceremonies, in embalming, and as a therapeutic healing aid.
Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.
HOW TO BURN
Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.
▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Electric oil burners also work well.
▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.
▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk.
▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.