Ferula foetida Regel.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Ferula foetida Regel. is aslo known as Ferula scorodosma Bentley and Trimen, Scorodosma foetidum Bunge, belongs to Umbelliferae, family.
The English Names for this herb are Asafoetida, Davils Dung, Gum Ferula, Gum Foetida.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Halteet, Heng, Hiltit, Hing, Hinghi, Ushi, Vaghayani.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Carminative
  • Diaphoretic

  • Gum Resin:
  • Alimentary tract stimulant
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-asthmatic
  • Anti-coagulant
  • Anti-flatulent
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Antidote
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Carminative
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Laxative for Phlegm
  • Nervine Stimulant
  • Non-Steriodal Antiinflammatory
  • Pulmonary Stimulant
  • Rubefacient
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Leaves of Ferula foetida Regel. are Griping, Improve voice.

    The Indications of Gum Resin of Ferula foetida Regel. are Whooping Cough, Pneumonia, Chronic Bronchitis, Hysteria, Dental Pain, Hepatic Disorders, Hemicrania, Habitual Abortion, Nervous Disorder, Loss of Appetite, Asthma, Griping, Nervous Palpitation, Spasmodic Cough, Obstinate Cough, Spleen Ailments, Dental Caries.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Ferula foetida Regel..


    The Temperaments of Ferula foetida Regel. are 2nd order, dry, 4th order, warm.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    NAMAK SULEMANIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    No Compound Preparation information is available for Ferula foetida Regel..


    Whole Herb0.020g - 1.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Ferula foetida Regel.. Perennial herb; leaves 2-4 pinnatifid or 2-4 pinnate; Umbels compound; flowers yellow often polygamous; Calyx teeth obsolete, petals ovate, obtuse, or emerginate; fruit orbicular or ellipsoid, much compressed dorsally; lateral ridges winged, dorsal and intermediate filiform or obscure, vittae broad, usually occupying the whole furrow, and as long as the carpel; seed much dorsally compressed, inner surface plane.187' Asafoetida is an oleo-gum resin obtained by incision from the living rhizome and root of F. narthex Bioss; F. foetida Regel, and other species of Ferula

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Afghanistan, Central Asia, Iran, Kashmir, Pakistan.. In Central Asia it is found between Caspian and Arabian sea.
    Odor: The odor of Gum Resin of Ferula foetida Regel. is Strong Alliaceous
    Gum Resin: Bitter,Acrid


    No information regarding Ferula foetida Regel.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Ferula foetida Regel.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Ferula foetida Regel.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    If taken for a long period even in moderate doses, it gives rise alliaceous eructation, acrid irritation in the throat,flatulence,diarrhoea and burning in the urine .The volatile oil is rapidly excreted and may be found in urine,milk and sweat. Following its use, body may emit bad smell.The gum may induce dermatitis.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Ferula foetida Regel.. (work in progress)