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Heeng Oil (Asafoetida)

Heeng Oil (Asafoetida)


Fedrula Foetida

Asafoetida is a perennial plant native to Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. It grows six feet (two meters) tall from a fleshy taproot, and bears composite leaves and umbels of white flowers at its head. Asafoetida produces a gum gathered in summer from the roots of plants at least four years old (if a plant is not a minimum of four years old, its gum is considered worthless).

Common Uses:

Body: Asafoetida has antimicrobial values that arrest the growth of infectious organisms that worsen cold and cough and pave way for chronic respiratory conditions. Further, it is known to cure impotency and premature ejaculation in men by increasing the libido and it also acts as an effective aphrodisiac.

Product Color: Pale yellow to dark yellow liquid.

Blends Well With: Garlic, Basil, Bay, Caraway and Cardamom.

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.