HING (Ferula foetida Regel): A potent Unani Herb with its descriptive parameters of pharmacognosy and pharmacology: A Review

  • Rasikh Javaid CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN UNANI MEDICINE, NEW DELHI
  • Ghazala Javed CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN UNANI MEDICINE, NEW DELHI
  • Raheela javaid Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Unani Medical College, Zakura, Srinagar J&K
  • , Anju CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN UNANI MEDICINE, NEW DELHI
  • Farah Ahmed CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN UNANI MEDICINE, NEW DELHI
  • Asim Ali Khan CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN UNANI MEDICINE, NEW DELHI

Abstract

Hing (Family- Umbelliferae) or asafoetida is the latex obtained from living rootstocks or taproots of several species of Ferula, e.g. F. alliacea Boiss, F. rubricaulis Boiss, F. assafoetida Linn and F. narthex Boiss found in central Asia. Asafoetida occurs in three forms, viz Tears, Mass and Paste. Hing has shown diverse biological and pharmacological activities. It has been used in Unani Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) and other Traditional Systems of Medicine from time immemorial and it is described as diuretic, anti-diabetic, emmenagogue etc. The present review highlights the botanical description, traditional uses, pharmacognositcal features, pharmacological properties and pharmacological studies conducted on this Medicinal plant used in Unani system of medicine.


Keywords: Hing; Ferula foetida; Unani Medicine; Traditional Uses; Pharmacological Properties

Keywords: Hing, Ferula foetida, Unani Medicine, Traditional Uses, Pharmacological Properties

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Javaid R, Javed G, javaid R, Anju , Ahmed F, Khan A. HING (Ferula foetida Regel): A potent Unani Herb with its descriptive parameters of pharmacognosy and pharmacology: A Review. JDDT [Internet]. 15Sep.2020 [cited 25Sep.2020];10(5):362-7. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4372