Ferula gummosa World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (version Mar. ). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T. J Diet Suppl. Nov;13(6) doi: / Epub Apr Ferula gummosa, a Traditional Medicine with Novel. 1. Ferula gummosa species, eudicots.

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The gum resin obtained from the root is used as a celery-like food flavouring[, ]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The whole plant, but especially the root, contains the gum resin ‘galbanum'[4]. This is antispasmodic, carminative, expectorant and stimulant[4, 46, 64, ]. It is used internally in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma and other chest complaints[4, ].

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[4, ]. The aromatic gum resin ‘Galbanum’ is obtained from wounds made in the stem[4]. It is collected by removing soil from around the top of the root and then cutting a slice off the root[64, ] and can also be obtained from incisions made in the stem[].

It is used medicinally and is also an ingredient of incense[1, 64,]. It was an important ingredient of the incense used by the Israelites[]. Succeeds in most soils[1]. Requires a deep fertile soil in a sunny position[]. Plants are intolerant of root disturbance due to their long taproot[]. They should be planted into their final positions as soon as possible.


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Plant them out into their permanent positions whilst still small because the plants dislike root disturbance[1]. Give the plants a protective mulch for at least their first winter outdoors.

This may be inadvisable due to the plants dislike of root disturbance. Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Gummosa is a endemic plant of Iran Lar valley. I am interested of biology of this plant, and germination of seeds. Would you please let me know about this subject? Gmumosa common names are: Galbanum, galbanum gum, giant fennel, persian galbanum, galbanum resin, galbanum plant [english].

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To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. You will receive a range of benefits including: You can unsubscribe at anytime. Ferula gummosa – Boiss. Asia – Central Iran, Turkey and southern Russia. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. It is hardy to zone UK 6. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Flies.

The plant is self-fertile.

It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Ferula gummosa Galbanum PFAF Plant Database

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