Species (Family) : Apiaceae
Synonym(s) : Ladyginia Lipsky, Schumannia Kuntze, Scorodosma Bunge, Soranthus Ledeb
Part(s) Used : Root, Gum Resin
Constituents : essential oils, Monoterpene hydrocarbons
Food Use : flavouring
Form of product : Essential oil, Fluid extract, Gum(resin)
Herbal Use : The whole plant, but especially the root, contains the gum resin “galbanum”. This is antispasmodic, carminative, expectorant and stimulant. It is used internally in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma and other chest complaints. It is a digestive stimulant and antispasmodic, reducing flatulence, griping pains and colic. Externally it is used as a plaster for inflammatory swellings, ulcers, boils, wounds and skin complaints.