Preparation : Tincture of the Gum
resin, obtained by incision from the
The resin is grayish-
white when fresh, but
dries to a dark amber
Medicine prepared from PLANT
Plant family : UMBELLIFERAE
5. UMBELLIFERAE - Family
6. UMBELLIFERAE - Family
7. UMBELLIFERAE - Family
This family can be easily identified with its peculiar
flower pattern – the umbrella type of flowers.
These plants are poisonous.
Out of the 3000 species in umbelliferae family only
about 38 species have been proved and used in
10. ASAFOETIDA - Crude
Its odour, when uncooked, is so strong that it must
be stored in airtight containers; otherwise the aroma
will contaminate other spices stored nearby.
However, its odour and flavor become much milder
and more pleasant upon heating in oil.
11. ASAFOETIDA - Uses
• Digestion - In India it is used to aid digestion and
is smeared on the abdomen in an alcohol or water.
• Asthma and bronchitis - It is also said to be helpful
in cases of asthma and bronchitis. A folk tradition
remedy for children's colds: it is mixed into a
pungent-smelling paste and hung in a bag around
the afflicted child's neck.
12. ASAFOETIDA - Uses
• Asafoetida has broad uses in traditional medicine as
an antimicrobial, with well documented uses for
treating chronic bronchitis and whooping cough, as
well as reducing flatulence.
13. ASAFOETIDA - Uses
Fighting flu - Asafoetida was used in 1918 to fight the
Spanish influenza pandemic.
Scientists report that the roots of Asafoetida produces
natural antiviral drug compounds that kill the
swine flu virus, H1N1
14. ASAFOETIDA - Uses
Asafoetida has also been reported to have
Antiepileptic - Asafoetida has been reported to be
antiepileptic in classical Unani.
15. Asafoetida-Guiding symptom
Many of the
Ill effects of checked skin eruptions
Ill effects of suppressed discharges
Nervous disorders from suppressed skin
Neuralgia of stump after operation.
Suited to nervous and hysterical people
Phlegmatic, scrofulous and syphilitic
Who have taken much mercury
Patient often say “ I get no sympathy when I am sick
because I look so well”
Patient is fat, flabby and purple. Seldom be thought
in lean person.
They have appearance of plethora, the face looks
puffed, bloated and dropsical. Dark red and dusky
It shows cardiac disturbance and venous stasis
Carbo an., Aurum, Carbo veg and pulsatilla
30. Asafoetida - Mental
Dissatisfied with oneself. Complains of her troubles.
Complaining Causeless : Kali Brom
Of his condition : Bismuthum
Of diseases : Lach, Nux V, Ant.Tart, Cham, Acid Phos
31. Asafoetida - Mental
Fickle, Cannot persevere in anything. Wants now one
thing then another.
32. Asafoetida - Mental
Change desire for :
Bry, Puls, Bac, Tub, Carc, Caps, Hep, Sep
Change Aversion to :
Kali carb, Caps, Cupr
33. Asafoetida - Mental
Hysteria from suddenly suppressed discharge.
Worst kind of hysteria, they go off almost from no
cause in to fainting, from close room, from
excitement, from any disturbance, after emission.
Hysteria with much trouble with throat or esophagus,
34. Asafoetida - Mental
Fainting during pain
Faints when he thinks that he has taken medicine.
Walks hither and thither
35. Asafoetida - Mental
Other remedies : Ars, Aur
M, Ignatia, Cal C, Phos,
Acid Ph, Staph, Pul,
Orbital neuralgia > Pressure and rest
Inflammations with boring, throbbing pains at night
Superficial corneal ulcer with digging pain < at night
Numbness about eyes
Offensive, purulent discharge (Otorrhea) with boring
Mastoid disease with pain in temporal region with
pushing out sensation.
The bone decay and hearing lost
Horribly offensive discharge, ulcer, caries of bone
Nose stopped, could not breathe through it with
fullness of head.
Constantly chewing and working frothy slime out of
Speech not clear
Grinding of teeth at night
Air comes up in volume, we will wonder where all
the gas come from
Expulsion of sound of a pop gun going off almost
Flatus was not passed down but all passed upward
Flatulence and regurgitation of liquid.
Gurgling and rolling of wind.
Pulsation in pit of stomach.
Eructations smelling like garlic
Eructations tast : Rancid and putrid
Gone empty feeling in the pit of stomach.
Diarrhea from the slightest indigestion
After any indiscretion in diet.
Painful watery diarrhea with disgusting smell
Periosteum painful, swollen, enlarged
Decay of bones and deep ulcerations
Pain extending outwards with numbness
Change place and > by touch
Bearing down in genitals worse from riding in
Breast fill up with milk in non pregnant women.
Also deficiency of milk. Milk diminished few days
Asthmatic attacks at least once a day all her life from
bodily exertion, coition, from every satisfied meal.
(asthma after coition : ambra g.)
Obstinate cough < night
Compression on chest as from heavy
Many symptoms are appear while sitting and better
in open air.
> by touch. Pain cease or change place by touch.
Comp. Agg. At night, from tough, left side, during
rest, warm application, from suppressions, mercury,
noise, after eating or drinking