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Scientific name of Asafoetida Plant: Ferula Narthex
Name in different languages:-
English: Stinking gum, Devil's dung.
Sanscrit: Hingu, Agudagandhu, Badhika.
Malayalam: Kayam കായം, Perungayam
Devil's dung or Asafoetida is a perennial plant, which grows up to 2 m tall, with large bipinnate leaves and developing a fleshy rootstock. The inflorescence is the 5th year of its growth, the flowering stem is 10 cm thick and to 3 m tall. Flowers are yellow, found in axillary umbels, as a clustered form.
Asafoetida-Devil's dung or Hingu is prepared from roots of the plant, a resin or gum-like material come out of the cuts of the living root is collected and solidified, which is black in color, bitter in taste and with a bad smell. It is used as an ingredient in many of Ayurveda medicine.
Useful plant parts:
It is beneficial in the treatments of asthma, chronic bronchitis, whooping cough, H1N1-swine flu, and asthma, Gastric disorders like intestinal gas, constipation, upset stomach, IBS, irritable colon, and mental disorders such as hysteria, insanity, convulsions, and used as a nerve stimulant, depression with physical fatigue, and control cholesterol and High BP.
Digestive agent, Nervous stimulant, Sedative.
How to prepare medicines:
Used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-