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  1. 1. COMMON NAME Gum of the stinksand
  2. 2. ASAFOETIDA Preparation : Tincture of the Gum resin, obtained by incision from the living root.
  3. 3. ASAFOETIDA The resin is grayish- white when fresh, but dries to a dark amber color.
  4. 4. ASAFOETIDA Medicine prepared from PLANT Plant family : UMBELLIFERAE
  5. 5. UMBELLIFERAE - Family
  6. 6. UMBELLIFERAE - Family
  7. 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 homoeopathy.
  8. 8. Homeopathic Medicines 1.Aegopodium Podagraria. 2.Aethusa Cynapium. 3.Ammoniacum Gummi. 4.Ammi Visnaga. 5.Anethum Graveoleus. 6.Angelica Archangelica. 7.Angelica Atropurpurea. 8.Angelica Sinesis Radix. 9.Anisum Stellatum. 10.Apium Graveolens. 11.Asafoetida. 12.Athamantha. 13.Carum Carvi 14. Cicuta Maculate. 15. Cicuta Virosa. 16.Conium Maculatum. 17.Coriandrum Sativum. 18. Eryngium Aquaticum. 19. Eryngium Maritium. 20. Ferula Glauca.
  9. 9. Homeopathic Medicines 21.Foeniculum Vulgare 22. Galbacum. 23. Heracleum Bravea. 24. Heracleum Glabra. 25. Heracleum Spondylium. 26.Hydrocotyle sciatica. 27.Imperatoria struthium. 28.Oenanthe crocata. 29.Oleum Anisi. 30.Oleum Coriandri. 31.Pastinaca Sativa. 32.Petroselenium. 33.Phellandrium. 34.Pimpinella Saxifrage. 35.Sanicula Europae. 36.Sium. 37.Sumbulus Moschatus. 38.Zizia Aurea
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. ASAFOETIDA - Uses  Asafoetida has also been reported to have contraceptive Use. Antiepileptic - Asafoetida has been reported to be antiepileptic in classical Unani.
  15. 15. Asafoetida-Guiding symptom Many of the discharges of Asafoetida are offensive
  16. 16. Offensive Discharges Lach, Nat. Carb Ars., Ars.I, Calc.Carb, Nit.Acid Baptisia, Carbolic Acid, Carbo Veg, China, Hepar Sulph, Kreos, Medo., Pyro., Thuja
  17. 17. Asafoetida-Guiding symptom Hysteria from suddenly suppressed discharges. Hypochondriacal Sensitive to touch
  18. 18. Asafoetida-Guiding symptom Excessive abdominal distention Sensation abdomen would burst through mouth
  19. 19. Asafoetida-Guiding symptom Asafoetida produces flatulence. Spasmodic contractions of stomach and esophagus with reverse peristalsis, everything comes up, nothing goes down. After belching of wind strong rancid taste in mouth. Sinking sensation worse at 11 a.m.
  20. 20. Asafoetida-Guiding symptom DEFICIENT MILK with over sensitiveness after confinement. Decay of bones Extreme sensitiveness and terrible throbbing, nightly pains.
  21. 21. Asafoetida-Guiding symptom Pain as if a nail or plug driven in. Glands all over body are hot and throb. Numbness associated with pain
  22. 22. Diseases Asthma Belching Bone diseases Breast feeding Chorea Diarrhea Dyspepsia Flatulence Hysteria Hypersensitiveness Orbital Neuralgia Obesity Ulcer
  23. 23. Causations Ill effects of checked skin eruptions Ill effects of suppressed discharges Nervous disorders from suppressed skin eruptions. Neuralgia of stump after operation.
  24. 24. Constitutions Suited to nervous and hysterical people Phlegmatic, scrofulous and syphilitic Who have taken much mercury Oversensitive Clumsy children obesity
  25. 25. Constitutions 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.
  26. 26. Constitutions They have appearance of plethora, the face looks puffed, bloated and dropsical. Dark red and dusky face It shows cardiac disturbance and venous stasis Carbo an., Aurum, Carbo veg and pulsatilla
  27. 27. Asafoetida - Mental Magnifies her symptoms. Crave sympathy. Sympathy desire for : Hell, Phos, Bell, Camph, Sep, Tub, Bar.Ca, Nat.M., Carci., Pul., Causti., Thuja etc
  28. 28. Crave sympathy
  29. 29. Sympathy Aversion Arnica Carbolicum Acid Chamo Sepia Sabal serr
  30. 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. 31. Asafoetida - Mental Changing moods. Fickle, Cannot persevere in anything. Wants now one thing then another.
  32. 32. Asafoetida - Mental Change desire for : Bry, Puls, Bac, Tub, Carc, Caps, Hep, Sep Change Aversion to : Kali carb, Caps, Cupr
  33. 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, clutches throat
  34. 34. Asafoetida - Mental Fainting during pain Faints when he thinks that he has taken medicine. Walks hither and thither
  35. 35. Asafoetida - Mental HYPOCHONDRICAL Other remedies : Ars, Aur M, Ignatia, Cal C, Phos, Acid Ph, Staph, Pul, Platina
  36. 36. Syphilitic Remedy Symptoms of Syphilis : Night Pain Ulcer Offensive discharge
  37. 37. Eye Orbital neuralgia > Pressure and rest Inflammations with boring, throbbing pains at night Superficial corneal ulcer with digging pain < at night Numbness about eyes
  38. 38. Ear Offensive, purulent discharge (Otorrhea) with boring pain Mastoid disease with pain in temporal region with pushing out sensation. The bone decay and hearing lost
  39. 39. Nose Horribly offensive discharge, ulcer, caries of bone Nose stopped, could not breathe through it with fullness of head.
  40. 40. Mouth Constantly chewing and working frothy slime out of mouth Speech not clear Grinding of teeth at night
  41. 41. G.I.T Air comes up in volume, we will wonder where all the gas come from Expulsion of sound of a pop gun going off almost every second. Flatus was not passed down but all passed upward only.
  42. 42. G.I.T Hysterical flatulence Flatulence and regurgitation of liquid. Gurgling and rolling of wind.
  43. 43. G.I.T Pulsation in pit of stomach. Eructations smelling like garlic Eructations tast : Rancid and putrid Gone empty feeling in the pit of stomach.
  44. 44. G.I.T Diarrhea from the slightest indigestion After any indiscretion in diet. Painful watery diarrhea with disgusting smell
  45. 45. Bone Periosteum painful, swollen, enlarged Decay of bones and deep ulcerations Pain extending outwards with numbness Change place and > by touch
  46. 46. Female Bearing down in genitals worse from riding in carriage. Breast fill up with milk in non pregnant women. Also deficiency of milk. Milk diminished few days after delivery
  47. 47. Asthma Hysterical asthma 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
  48. 48. Modalities 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