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Description for Galbanum
Galbanum usually appears in the form of masses composed of whitish, reddish, or yellowish tears, from the size of a pins head to that of a pea and larger, irregularly agglutinated by a darker colored yellowish-brown or greenish substance, more or less translucent, and generally mixed with pieces of stems, seeds, or other foreign matters.
The odor of galbanum is peculiar and disagreeable; its taste bitterish, warm, and acridTriturated with water, it forms an imperfect milky solution, which on standing deposits the greater portion of what was taken up. .
Wild Asafoetida is a tall perennial herb up to 2 m tall, with large 2-3-pinnate leaves with broad oblong, finely toothed leaflets, and large compound umbels of yellow flowers. Secondary umbels are round, about 1 cm across.
Planting and care
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Caring for Galbanum
- Feed plants only sparingly; overfertilization can cause stems to break in the fall. You can add diluted fertilizer into the water, though avoid getting the fertilizer near the plants base; it may help to build a moat in a circle around the plant about 18 inches out.
Typical uses of Galbanum
Special features: Fruiting umbels are up to 20 cm across. Fruit is 1-1.5 cm long by 1 cm broad, flattened with lateral wings. Wild Asafoetida is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Himachal Pradesh.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: na
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