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Asafoetida is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Asafoetida

Asafoetida in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Asafoetida in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "He [Samuel Tissot, 1770] divided the 'specifics' for treating the disorder into those that might be helpful (e.g. valerian root, musk, orange leaves, castor, asafoetida, rue, antimony, mercury, iron)"
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 192
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 192.
Primary Source: Tissot, SA. Traité de l'épilepsie. Tome troisième du traité des nerfs et de leurs maladies. Paris, Didot. 1770.


Synonymns for Asafoetida

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Asafoetida

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Asafoetida in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Zahra Kiasalari, Mohsen Khalili, Mehrdad Roghani, Hamid Heidari, Yaser Azizi
Antiepileptic and Antioxidant Effect of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Ferula Assa Foetida Gum on Pentylentetrazole- induced Kindling in Male Mice.
Basic Clin Neurosci: 2013, 4(4);299-306
[PubMed:25337361] [] (P p)

Mehri Abdollahi Fard, Asie Shojaii
Efficacy of Iranian traditional medicine in the treatment of epilepsy.
Biomed Res Int: 2013, 2013;692751
[PubMed:23936834] [] [DOI] (I p)



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