Asafoetida Essential Oil

 

Description:

Asafoetida is a perennial herb (1 to 1.5 m high). The species is native to the mountains of Afghanistan, and is mainly cultivated in nearby India. Botanical Name of Asafoetida oil is Ferula assa-foetida of Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family.

 

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

 

    • Asafoetida Essential Oil is used to treat chronic bronchitis and asthma, whooping cough (pertussis), croup, and hoarseness.

 

    • It has also been used for digestive problems notably gas, and irritable bowel syndrome, and irritable colon.

 

    • It has been traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

 

    • Asafoetida has been used for hysteria, insanity and convulsions, as well as to treat the debilitating fatigue and depression associated with neurasthenia.

 

    • Asafoetida has also been successful in treating secondary amenorrhea, or abnormal cessation of periods.

 

 

Asafoetida Oil Specification:

 

Botanical Name:  Ferula Asafoetida

 

Common name:   Hing Oil, Heeng Oil, Devil’s Dung and Food of the Gods

 

Origin:   India

 

Mode of Extraction:   Steam distillation

 

Parts Used:   Resin

 

Note Classification:   Top

 

Appearance:   Pale yellow to dak yellow

 

Organoleptic Properties:  Pungent, unpleasant smell

 

Refractive Index at 20 °C:   1.510 – 1.525

 

Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   0.940 – 0.980

 

Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils

 

Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.

 

Blends with:   Garlic, Onion, Basil, Bay, Caraway, and Cardamom

 

Constituents:   Asaresinotannols ‘A’ and ‘B’, ferulic acid, umbelliferone

 

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