Asafoetida Essential Oil is a perennial plant native to Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. It grows six feet (two metres) tall from a fleshy taproot.
Reported Attributes of Asafoetida Essential Oil:-
It has no known aromatherapy associations.
Asafoetida Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Garlic, Onion, Basil, Bay, Caraway, and Cardamom
History of Asafoetida Essential Oil:-
Also known as Devils Dung and Food of the Gods, the spice, asafoetida, was one of the favourite flavourings of ancient Rome which knew it well. With a pungent aroma that is more persistent than garlic, asafoetida is still used as an ingredient in Worcestershire sauce.
SCENT: Asafoetida essential oil has a strong odour reminiscent of cooked garlic and onion.
STRENGTH OF AROMA: Strong
PLANT PART USED: Roots and Stems
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distillation
COLOUR: Pale Yellow to Orange
CAUTIONS: Use well diluted and as with all essential oils, they should not be used during pregnancy and never ingested (taken internally) and should be kept away from children and pets. No medicinal claims are made for this product and the notes above are provided for guidance purposes only. Essential Oils are powerful plant extracts and should be used with extreme caution. You should seek the advice of a qualified practitioner should you be in any doubt.