Asafoetida - Hing - Ferula asafoetida

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Botanical Name - Asafoetida - Hing - Ferula asafoetida.

Plant Origin - Iran.

Oil taken from - Rhizomes/tap roots gum resin.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - A strong and pungent sulphurous

aroma with undertones of cooked onions/garlic and fish.

Traditional uses for Asafoetida Essential Oil include -

Also known as Hing and Devil's Dung Essential Oil, due to its strong, sulphurous aroma.

Asafoetida is taken from the dried gum resin of the roots of the Ferula asafoetida plant, and has been used in Ayurvedic treatments for centuries.

It is useful to help rebalance poor digestion - acid reflux, nausea, colic, intestinal spasms and bloating/flatulence.

It also helps with respiratory support and eases the congestion of colds and flu, coughs, asthma, bronchitis etc.

Strong anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic qualities, reducing stiffness in the joints, and aches and pains in the muscles, whilst improving circulation. 

Rich in antioxidants which in turn help to scavenge free-radicals, preventing excessive cell damage, and acting as a tonic to the systems of the body.

Asafoetida works in a positive way on the emotions, reducing stress, tension and anxiety.

Asafoetida blends well with -

Black Pepper, Lemongrass, Cardamom, Frankincense, Peppermint, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Orange, Tangerine and Rosemary Essential Oils amongst many others.

When blending it is useful to just add a small amount of Asafoetida with other Essential Oils as it can be an overpowering aroma when used on its own.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Asafoetida - Hing Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Asafoetida Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.

Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.