EPPO Global Database

Ferula assa-foetida(FERAF)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: FERAF
  • Preferred name: Ferula assa-foetida
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia (Iran). Cultivated as a flavouring agent. Introduced in southern Mediterranean, Central Asia, Bangladesh, Indochina (Thailand) and probably elsewhere in the region

Common names
Name Language
asafoetida English
hing English
stinking assa English
Stinkasant German
Teufelsdreck German
ase fétide French
merde du diable French
assa fetida Italian
duivelsdrek Dutch
assa-fétida Portuguese
dyvelsträck Swedish
heeng Hindi
हींग Hindi