Chinese Asafetida is the resin of Ferula sinkiangensis K. M . Shen or Ferula fukanensis K. M. Shen (Fam. Umbellifer).
The stem is incised from the upper part to the lower part on flowering and early fruiting stages in the end of spring and esummer.the exuding emulsive resin is collected and dried in the shade.
Action: To remove food stagnancy, to disintegrate masses, and to kill worms.
Indications: Stagnation of undigested meat, mass in the abdomen due to blood stasis, abdominal pain due to intestinal parasitonis.
Precaution: Contraindicated in pregnancy.
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