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Asafoetida

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What other names is Asafoetida known by?

A Wei, Asafétida, Ase Fétide, Assant, Crotte du Diable, Devil's Dung, Ferula Asafoetida, Ferula Assa Foetida, Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula foetida, Ferula pseudalliacea, Ferula rubricaulis, Férule, Férule Persique, Food of the Gods, Fum, Giant Fennel, Heeng, Hing.

What is Asafoetida?

Asafoetida is a plant. People use the root to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bronchitis, asthma, pertussis or "whooping cough," hoarseness, hysteria, intestinal gas, stomach upset, irritable colon, convulsions, nerve disorders, menstrual problems, calluses, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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