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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