Asafoetida (Ferula assafoetida)

Information

This is a perennial plant also commonly known as devil’s dung, and stinking gum. It produces yellow flowers, and is native to Iran. It has a very strong nauseating odor, but when cooked becomes much more like the smell of leeks.

Common Uses

It is used for most vegetarian and lentil dishes.

Great for your Health!

For medical uses, it is known to be a digestive aid, as well as for asthma and bronchitis.

 

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