Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Ferula foetida (the active oleoresin being called Ferula asafoetida) is a supplement catered towards lung and gastrointestinal health, and is used as a carminative agent. It may also have benefits to cognition and usage as an aphrodisiac.


Asafoetida is most often used for

What are other names for Asafoetida?
Note that Asafoetida is also known as:
  • Asant
  • Food Of The Gods
  • Jowani Badian
  • Stinking Gum
  • Giant Fennel
  • Hing
  • Mvuje
  • Anghuzeh
  • Stinkasant
  • Ferula Asafoetida
  • Devil's Dung
Dosage information

Supplementation in rats tend to use 200-400mg/kg of the gum or oleoresin, which leads to an estimated human dosage of:

  • 2,200-4,400mg for a 150lb person
  • 2,900-5,800mg for a 200lb person
  • 3,600-7,300mg for a 250lb person

These are estimated human dosages based on the animal research, and it is not known if they are the optimal human doses or not.

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