Asafoetida (Feaula Asafoetida) is a small plant that grows wild in India. The aromatic gum obtained by incision of the roots of the plant has been popular in India for many centuries as a flavouring agent, as an ingredient in condiments and in many spice mixtures.
Asafoetida oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of asafoetida gum. The essential oil of asafoetida is mainly used as a flavouring agent in certain delicacies.
It is used as a carminative and stimulant. Being a nervine and pulmonary stimulant this oil is used as an expectorant. Asafoetida oil is also used for intestinal disorders and as a blood purifier.
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As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)