Asafetida

(USAN)

💊 Chemical information

Asafétida; Asafoetida; Asant; Devil’s Dung; Gum Asafetida.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Chin.

💊 Profile

Asafetida is an oleo-gum resin obtained from various species of Ferula (Umbelliferae). It has been used as a carminative and antispasmodic. It was also formerly used as an expectorant. It is used in cooking and is an ingredient of certain foods.
1. Kelly KJ, et al. Methemoglobinemia in an infant treated with the folk remedy glycerited asafoetida. Pediatrics 1984; 73: 717–19.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

S.Afr.: Duiwelsdrekdruppels. Multi-ingredient: India: Tum m y Eas e; S.Afr.: Entressdruppels HM; Stuidruppels; Thai.: Flatulence; UK: Daily Tension & Strain Relief.
Published December 30, 2018.