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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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Saradaferin, a new sesquiterpenoid coumarin from Ferula assafoetida. Natural Product Research, 20: 961-965.
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.) and Huldhi (Curcuma longa L.), is used as an embrocation for contused wounds, strain, stone garget (Bungli in local dialect) and for ripening of an abscess.
The three ingredients should be thoroughly blended and one tablespoon taken on an empty stomach in the morning, followed by a coffee-bean size Commefora molmol (murrah in Arabic) and lentil size Ferula assafoetida, (halteet in Arabic) to be swallowed with a glass of milk, preferably camel milk.
Sesquiterpene coumarins from the roots of Ferula assafoetida. Phytochemistry 58, 1289-1295.