English Name:- Asafoetida.
Botanical Name:- Ferula foetida.
small shrubby tree 5-9 feet high, leaves hairy, ovate, decurrent, multfid, 1-2
feet long, flowers in terminal umbel of yellow colour.
Chemical Constituents:- Resin- Gum contains: Volatile oil which contains: Terpenes,
Disulphide; Resin which contains: Asaresinotannol, Asaresinol ferulic acid
ester, Free ferulic acid, Gum.
Carminative, Aphrodisiac, Appitizer, Digestive, Stomachic Anti-spasmodic.
Used In:- Colic,
Cholera, Malarial fever, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Nervous disorder of Hysteria,
Cough, Flatulance, Anthelmintic (Round worms) Nervine stimulant.
• It is chiefly a spice used in food,
pickles and many other things.
• It is used to flavor curries, cereals and
• It helps expel gas from stomach and
counteracts any spasmodic disorder.
• It is a nerve stimulant, digestive agent
and a sedative.
• It is effective in chronic bronchitis
HINI swine flue and asthma.
• It cures irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
• It treats whooping cough and hoarse
• It is used to remove physical fatigue and
• It is used to restart menstrual periods
after they have stopped for some reasons.
• It is very useful in stomach ache and
prevents insect bites.
• It is a good repellent and repels
insects, gnats, mosquitoes and even dogs, cats and wildlife.
• It cures urine problems.
• It helps check miss carriages and
• It cures high blood level and can thin
• It is effective to remove round worms.
• It is used to make digestive powder such
as: ‘Hingoastic Churan’ which is a panacea for all stomach ailments.
Its odor is too strong that it should be
kept in tight containers otherwise its aroma will contaminate the other species
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