(Herbs Wiki) Ferula

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Ferula Scientific Names and Common Names,Ferula Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Ferula Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Ferula


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Ferula sumbul L. Umbelliferae Umbel family

Common Names

Musk root
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Sumbul is a perennial herb; its thick, brown, spongy rootstock produces a stem with alternate, pinnately decompound leaves with thread-like segments. The small, yellow flowers grow in compound, many-rayed umbels.

Another variety: Ferula assa-foetida commonly called asafetida.(Malva moschata is also called Musk root)
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Where Found

Native to central and western Asia.
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Medicinal Properties

Antispasmodic, nervine
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Useful for asthma and bronchitis. Has been used for hysteria, hypochondria, and for general debility (neurasthenia). The rootstock has a musky odor that is a good substitute for musk oil.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: steep 1 tsp. rootstock in 1 pint water. Take in mouthful doses, 2 to 3 times a day.

Tincture: a dose is from 2-5 drops.
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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

Herbal Gardening, compiled by The Robison York State Herb Garden, Cornell Plantations, Matthaei Botanical Gardens of the University of Michigan, University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley., Pantheon Books, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, 1994, first edition

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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