Asafoetida essential oil - Ferula asafoetida - India
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Botanical Name: Ferula asafoetida
Plant Part: Root and Stem
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, pale yellow to dark yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Asafoetida Essential Oil has a strong, pungent odor reminiscent of cooked garlic and onion, with a strong top note.
Product Abstract: Also known as Devil's Dung and Food of the Gods, 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.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.