Botanical Name : Ferula Asafoetida
Common Name : Asafoetida or asafetida Oil, giant fennel oil, Heeng Oilt
CAS # : 9000-04-8, F.E.M.A. : 2108
Plant Parts Used : Resin
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
Color & Odor : Dark amber color with pungent, unpleasant smell
Asafoetida is a perennial herb (1 to 1.5 m high). The species is native to the mountains of Afghanistan, and is mainly cultivated in nearby India.
Constituents & Specifications :
Asaresinotannols 'A' and 'B', ferulic acid, umbelliferone
Asafoetida or Hing is known to possess anti flatulent, antiepileptic,antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, anthelminthic, laxative, nervine stimulant and expectorant properties. It is also known toease anxiety due to its sedative qualities.
Benefits & Uses :
This spice oil is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickles. It typically works as a flavor enhancer and, used along with turmeric.
It is good for influenza, digestion, asthma and bronchitis.
it is used to aid digestion and is smeared on the abdomen in an alcohol or water tincture.
Asafoetida has also been reported to have contraceptive/abortifacient activity
Used for painful or delayed maturation cycle
Has great healing capacity
Used in fragrances in soaps, colognes, perfumery.
It has anesthetic and insomnia properties that make it effective for the treatment of the aforementioned pr