Essential Oil of Asafoetida

Asafoetida

Asafoetida (Feaula Asafoetida) is a small plant grows wild in India. The aromatic gum obtained by incision from the roots of the plant is in popular use in India for many centuries as a flavouring agent, as an ingredient in condiments and in many spice mixtures.

Asafoetida oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the asafoetida gum. The essential oil of asafoetida is highly used as a flavouring agent in certain delicacies.

It is used as a carminative and stimulant. Being a nervine and pulmonary stimulant this oil is used as an expectorant. Asafoetida oil is also used for intestinal disorders and as a blood purifier.

Essential Oil of Asafoetida

Product code ASF-011
Colour and appearance Pale yellow to golden yellow clear liquid
Odour Pungent and irritating
pH 6 – 8
Total heavy metals Less than 10 ppm
Lead Less than 5 ppm
Moulds/gm Less than 10
Yeasts/gm Less than 10
Mesophyllic bacteria/gm Less than 10
E-coli Negative
Salmonella Negative
Storage Keep closed in sealed containers under inert gas in a cool place, protected from light
Shelf life 18 months

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