Plant Information

Scientific Name: Ferula assa-foetida
Alternative Names: Devil's Dung, Food-of-the-gods

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  • Perennial
  • Large perennial with a thick rootstock and large finely divided leaves.

Culinary Uses

  • Ground resin is used in small amounts to flavor legume dishes, vegetables, sauces snd pickles - especially in Indian cuisine.
  • Ingredient of Worcestershire sauce.

Parts Used

  • Gum resin.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Carminative and antispasmodic in traditional.
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