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Asafetida

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Asafetida

a gum resin, the inspissated exudate from the root of ferula foetida (family Umbelliferae); used as a repellent against dogs, cats, and rabbits, and formerly used as an antispasmodic; in asia, used as a condiment and flavoring agent.

Origin: Pers. Aza, mastic, _ L. Fetidus, fetid