Ferulae Rasina (阿魏) is oleoresins of Ferula sinkiangensis K. M. Shen or F. fukanensis K.M. Shen, family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Other name Awei (Chinese name), Chinese Asafoetida
Irregular lumps, texture waxy. Fracture somewhat pored, freshly cut surface pale, gradually darken on storage. External waxy-yellow to brownish-yellow. Odor, garlic-like pungent; taste, pungent, burning chewing.
Important cultivation area
Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan.
Eliminate foreign matters, cut into small pieces.
Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Bitter, pungent; cold. Enter spleen and stomach channels. Carminative, digestive, anthelmintics.
Thai Traditional Medicine action
Ma-Ha-Hing (oleoresins of F. assa-foetida L.): Related crude drug to Ferulae Rasina. Astringent, hot, foul; used for flatulence, stomachache, nourish Dhatu, digestive, expectorant, relieve pain; externally applied for flatulence and stomachache in children.
Usage and dosage 1-1.5 g, as pills or powder. Appropriate amount for external used.
* Contraindication and precaution *
Contraindicated in patient with stomach and spleen deficiency, and pregnant woman.
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