Information on Asafetida

Latin NameFerula asafoetida
Other NamesDevil's dung
Part UsedResinous Exudate
Herb FormsPowder, capsules.
AffectsDigestive system, Nervous system, Respiratory system
CautionsAvoid during pregnancy.
Botanical InfoA large branching perennial.
DescriptionAsafetida has been recommended for hysteria, coughs, flatulence, indigestion, to treat bedwetting children, and as an antispasmodic. It has been used in similar ways to garlic for hypertension and as an anticoagulant. Its primary use is in cooking, particularly in Indian cuisine. Adding a pinch of asafetida to beans while cooking is said to prevent gas and bloating. Asafetida is also called "devil's dung," which reflects its intense smell.

Asafetida has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of HOT.


Capsules2-3 capsules 2 x daily

Ailments Treated by Asafetida

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Cholesterol, highcholesterol loweringcapsules, cooking


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