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Ferula asafoetida

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.

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How to Take

Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

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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Also Known As

Asant, Food of the gods, Jowani badian, Stinking gum, Devil's dung, Giant fennel, Hing, Mvuje, Anghuzeh, Stinkasant

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