Plant names

Scientific name: Ferula assa-foetida L.,
Syn: Ferula rubricaulis Boiss.
Generic name: Gummi resina ferulae assafoetidae
English names: Asafoetida, Asafetida, Asant, Devil’s Dung, Gum asafetida, Assa-foetida plant.
Farsi names: Anghozeh, Khorakma, Angozakma, Kornkoma, Angerd.
Arabic names: Anjodan, Shajarat al-haltit, Shajarat abokabir, Haltit manten, Haltit tayeb.


Plant specification

Plant family: Apiaceae.
Organs Used: Oleo-gum resin.
Type of active substance: Asafoetida is composed of approximately 4-20% volatile oil, 40-60% resin and 25% gum. Pinene, cadinene and vanillin are found in the oil, and umbelliferone, asaresinotannol, foetidin, kamolonol and ferulic acid are found in the resin. The essential oil component of ferula asafoetida contains a variety of odorous compounds with a high percentage of these odorous compounds containing sulfur.

Asafoetida health benefits: Asafoetida is used for breathing problems including ongoing (chronic) bronchitis, H1N1″swine” flu, and asthma. It is also used for digestion problems including intestinal gas, upset stomach, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and irritable colon. There is some scientific evidence that the chemicals in asafoetida help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and also might protect against high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides. Other uses include treatment of “whooping cough” (pertussis), croup, and hoarse throat. Some people use asafoetida for hysteria, insanity, convulsions, and as a nerve stimulant for ongoing mental and physical fatigue with depression (neurasthenia). Women sometimes use asafoetida to restart their menstrual periods after menstruation has stopped for some reason. In manufacturing, asafoetida is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and as a flavoring ingredient in foods and beverages.

Geographic Distribution: Ferula assa-foetida L. is distributed throughout central Asia and Mediterranean area and grows wildly in Iran and Afghanistan.


Asafoetida export

Asafoetida export are easily done by us. contact us.

Exporter of Medicinal Plants in IranMaleki Commercial Co
Phone 989025791893+