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asafoetida

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a bitter resin with an unpleasant onion-like smell, obtained from the roots of some umbelliferous plants of the genus Ferula: formerly used as a carminative, antispasmodic, and expectorant
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10###Uromastyx hardwickii (Sano)###The long strips of fat on each side of the backbone are boiled down and the resulting grease, after mixing with a dash of Haingh (Ferula assafoetida L.
Imagine to yourself a high exalted essence of mingled odours, arising from putrid gums, imposthumated lungs, sour flatulencies, rank armpits, sweating feet, running sores and issues, plasters, assafoetida drops, musk, hartshorn, and sal volatile; besides a thousand frowzy streams, which I could not analyse.