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Common Name: Devils Dung | Scientific Name: Ferula Asafoetida

Family Name: Umbelliferae


Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

1874: Scudder
Whilst I think but little of the foetid gum as an antispasmodic, I regard it as a valuable gastric stimulant, and also as a nerve stimulant. In nervous dyspepsia, especially, it will be found valuable. The following is a good form: R Asafoetida, 3ss.; Hydrastine, 3ss.; Aloes, grs. x. Make thirty pills, and give one three times a day. As a nerve stimulant I have used: R Extract of Nux Vomica, grs. x.; Asaf., grs. xl. Make twenty pills, and give one at night.

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