Ferula persica Willd

Family ► Umbeliferae; Apiaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Arabia and Persia.

English ► Sagapenum.

Unani ► Sakbeenaj, Sakbekh.

Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Central Asia.

Action ► Used as a sedative in hysteria and other nervous disorders. Also used as a mild gastrointestinal stimulant. Formerly used for asthma, bronchitis and amenorrhoea.

Ferula sumbul contains 0.2-0.4% volatile oil; 5-15% resin; hydroxy-coumarins including umbelliferone; sumbulic and angelic acids.

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