Asafoetida Essential Oil
HIGH ALTITUDE NATURALS™ Asafoetida Essential Oil is extracted from the root resin of Ferula Assa-Foetida plant (a native to Iran and mainly found in the dessert area), through a steam distillation process.
The other names for Asafoetida include: A Wei, Asafétida, Ase Fétide, Assant, Crotte du Diable, Devil's Dung, Ferula Asafoetida, Ferula Assa Foetida, Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula foetida, Ferula pseudalliacea, Ferula rubricaulis, Férule, Férule Persique, Food of the Gods, Fum, Giant Fennel, Heeng, Hing.
The main constituents of Asafoetida oil are disulfides and tepenoids, 2-butyl propenyl disulfide, α‑pinene, β‑pinene, myrcene and limonene, free ferulic acid, and valeric acid.
Asafoetida oil exhibits a strong, garlic-like aroma and is used as a flavoring ingredient in foods and beverages, as a skin care and fragrance ingredient in cosmetics, as well as in other aromatic products meant to repel dogs, cats, and wildlife.