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also as·a·foet·i·da  (ăs′ə-fĕt′ĭ-də)
1. Any of several plants of the genus Ferula in the parsley family, native to dry regions in Iran and Afghanistan and having long, sturdy, hollow stems and roots yielding a brownish, strong-smelling resin.
2. The resin obtained from these plants, especially from the species Ferula assa-foetida, used as an ingredient in medicine and remedies and as a seasoning in South Asian cuisine.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin asafētida : asa, gum (from Persian azā, mastic) + Latin foetida, feminine of foetidus, stinking; see fetid.]


or a•sa•foet•i•da

(ˌæs əˈfɛt ɪ də)
an acrid, lumpy gum resin: formerly used as a carminative and antispasmodic.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin asafoetida=asa (< Persian āzā mastic, gum) + Latin foetida, feminine of foetidus fetid]


A pungent brown resin used in Indian cooking.
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Noun1.asafetida - the brownish gum resin of various plantsasafetida - the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
natural resin - a plant exudate
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A thick smoke rose, diffusing a potent odor savoring marvelously of brimstone and asafetida, which, however grateful it might be to the olfactory nerves of spirits, nearly strangled poor Wolfert, and produced a fit of coughing and wheezing that made the whole grove resound.
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jpg), asafetida powder, and black gram are available at Asian and Indian grocery stores.
Dal Makhani Ingredients Whole urad lentil 2 cup Water 8 cups Salt 2 tbsp Ginger, chopped 1 tbsp Butter, unsalted 2/3 cup Oil 1 tbsp Kasoori methi 1 tbsp Degi mirch powder 1 tsp Coriander powder 1 tsp Tomato puree 1/2 cup Honey 1 tbsp Cooking cream 1 cup Chili powder 1 tsp Asafetida powder a pinch Garnish Cream to garnish Green chilli to garnish Method Add 2 tablespoons of salt to the dal and rub to remove the polish/ dirt from the lentil.
Eggplant ravaiya YIELD: 4 servings TIME: 40 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 cup roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon jaggery (unrefined cane sugar), or cane or turbinado sugar 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chile powder or 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced Serrano chile (if you like less heat, you can remove the seeds and pith) Pinch of asafetida (optional) 1 teaspoon chickpea flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 baby eggplants (see note) PREPARATION 1.
Inspired by a traditional South Indian snack, murukku, these crisps take their unique and savory flavor profile from the Indian spice asafetida and ground red chili, both popular in South Indian cooking.
Asafetida (Ferula assa-foetida), when combined with valerian root, is used as a sedative to treat hyperactivity.
Al enviar noticias sobre la situacion en ese municipio, solicito tubos de linfa vacunal, dando referencias de los medicamentos que disponian para los enfermos de viruela: pus vacuno, una lanzeta, alcanfor, asafetida, bicarbonato de sodio, cloruro de La Barraque (cloruro de cal y de sosa liquida), acido tartarico, crema tartara, aceite frances, linaza, calomelano (cloruro a base de mercurio y potasio) y quinina.
Usually, indigenous people make a mixture of ass urine, garlic, asafetida and copper sulphate, using this traditional technique they dip the axe into this chemical mixture and then apply deep cuts on the whole plant body to extract optimum quantity of gum resin from guglan within short period of time.
Considerado medicinalmente tiene un rango medio entre asafetida y amoniaco, pero su fetidez es muy considerable, comparado con la primera, es menos antiespasmodico que la asafetida y menos expectorante que el amoniaco; pero en el histerico se considera superior a ambos.
The top10 most frequently used plants were: Eruca vesicaria (n=69), Azadirachta indica (n=47), Citrullus colocynthis (n=32), Brassica rapa (n=25), Ocimum basilicum (n=22), Ferula asafetida (n=15), Nicotiana tabacum (n=13), Allium cepa (n=8), Withania coagulans (n=8) and Aloe vera (n=6).
Despues de su regreso, en la primavera de 1807, los ataques llegaron a ser mas violentos y frecuentes, y de mayor duracion, y su mente llego a ser tan susceptible, que fue necesario prohibir el acercamiento de cualquier persona, excepto la familia, y el unico alivio lo obtenia con fricciones, opio, asafetida y prediluvio.