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FERULA GALBANIFLUA

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Boiss. ex Buhse.

Synonym ► F. gummosa Boiss.

Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Persia. Occasionally grown North-Western Himalaya.

Unani ► Gaosheer, Jawaasheer. (Galbanum has been wrongly equated with Gandhbirozaa, the oleo-resin of Pine.)

Action ► Oleo-gum-resin—digestive stimulant, antispasmodic; used for flatulence and colic; as an expectorant; and as a uterine tonic.

Ferula gummosa contains resinuous substances (60%), major constituents being galbaresenic and galbanic acids; volatile oil (5-30%) containing mono- and sesquiterpenes, alcohols and acetates; azulenes; thiol esters; undeca- triens; resinic acids (30-40%); gums; umbelliferone.

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