INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Asafoetida
Chinese Asafoetida
Resina Ferulae
Common English: Asafoetida Resin
Ferula
Devil's Dung
Devil's Herb
Hing
Narthex
Herbs that Promote Digestion
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Warm
Spleen
Stomach
(Kidney)
(Liver)
0.5-1.5g
Powder/pills: 1-1.5g
Tincture: 0.25-1ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Regulates Qi, activates the Blood (disperses abdominal distention due to constipation) and purges meat due to overeating

Abdominal swelling blood stasis syndrome refer, lump in the belly

Cold pain in the Heart and abdomen, distention and pain in the chest and abdomen

Clears Heat

Fever, dysentery, enteritis, malaria

Kills parasites

Intestinal parasites, roundworms

Resolves and expels Cold Phlegm

Chronic bronchitis, croup, pertussis

Regulates the uterus

Amenorrhea, spasmodic dysmenorrhea

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
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HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS