Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.
Habitat ► Kashmir.
English ► Narthex asafoetida.
Siddha/Tamil ► Perungayam.
Action ► The gum-resin is used as asafoetida.
The oil is reported to be bacteriocidal. It exhibited antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive and Gramnegative bacteria.
The essential oil, obtained from seeds, shows antioxidant activity comparable to BHT.
The plant gave coumarin derivatives including umbelliferone and scopo-letin.
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