Specifications of gum and How to prepare gum
Asafoetida resin morphology
The herb is a perennial herbaceous grass, its roots are a bit thick and meaty, the stem is 100 to 200 cm high, flowers are yellow and appear umbellate group at the end of the stem. The fruit has two seeds, dark brown and dark black, oval shape, widespread and smell very bad.
The sap of the Asafoetida plant is removed from the root or stem or the cuttings of the Asafoetida plants, but the best of it comes from the final cutting. The plant has two types of bitter and sweet resin types.