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Substance Name: Asafetida
RN: 9000-04-8


  • A plant genus of the family APIACEAE. It contains pungent oils and resins. It is used to flavor curries, as a carminative, and as cat and dog repellent. The occasionally used common name of 'giant fennel' should not be confused with true fennel (FOENICULUM).
  • TSCA Definition 2022: Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. It is a product which may contain resin acids and their esters, terpenes, and oxidation or polymerization products of these terpenes. (Ferula, Umbelliferae).

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Mutation Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Asafetida


  • Asafetida
  • Asafetida fluid extract (Ferula assafoetida L.)
  • Asafetida gum
  • Asafetida gum (Ferula assafoetida L.)
  • Asafetida oil (Ferula assafoetida L.)
  • Asafoetida gum
  • Asafoetida powder
  • Asant
  • Asefetida
  • Caswell No. 061A
  • CCRIS 8950
  • Devil's Dung
  • EINECS 232-522-1
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 261200
  • FEMA No. 2106
  • FEMA No. 2107
  • FEMA No. 2108
  • Ferula assa-foetida
  • Ferula resin
  • Flatulence
  • Food of the gods
  • Gum asafetida

Systematic Names

  • Asafetida
  • Asafoetida

Superlist Name

  • Asafetida

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9000-04-8


  • W9FZA51AS1

Other Registry Number

  • 89957-72-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009000048