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Asa Foetida

Gum Of The Stinkasand, Asafoetida

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HPUS label indication: Flatulence

Below are the strongest indications of Asa Foetida in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

The flatulence and spasmodic contraction of stomach and oesophagus with reverse peristalsis are the most marked symptoms. In its selection, its relation to the hysterical and hypochondriacal patients, must be borne in mind. Besides these superficial symptoms, it has been found to affect favorably deep ulcerations, caries of bones, especially in the syphilitic organism; here the Extreme sensitiveness and terrible throbbing, nightly pains, guiding to its use.
BETTER, open air; from motion, pressure.
WORSE, at night; from tough; left side, during rest, warm applications.
Antidotes: China; Mercur.
Compare: Moschus; China; Mercur; Aurum

    MIND (click for more)


Hysteria; after suppression of discharges

    HEAD (click for more)

Pressive pain from within outward.

Boring above eyebrows

Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
Pain, headache; hysterical headache
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); outward

Irritable; complains of her troubles; sensitive

    EYE (click for more)

Boring pains in and around eyes

Inflammation; syphilitic

Numbness around eyes

Pain; open air
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending outward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; open air

Pulsation; night

Iritis and intraocular inflammations, with boring, throbbing pains at night

Orbital neuralgia; better, pressure and rest

Stitches under left frontal eminences

Superficial corneal ulcer with digging pains; worse at night.

Syphilitic iritis

    EAR (click for more)

Offensive, purulent discharge.

Mastoid disease with pain in temporal region with Pushing out sensation

Offensive otorrhoea, with boring pains in mastoid bone

    NOSE (click for more)

Caries of nasal bones ( Aurum.)

Decay (see discharge if applicable)

Discharge from nose; offensive smelling
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling; from ulcer or disease of nasal bones

Syphilitic ozaena, with very offensive purulent discharge

    FACE (click for more)

Pain; sudden, sharp; outward

Skin; discoloration; bluish

Swelling; lips; lower

    MOUTH (click for more)

Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging; outward

    THROAT (click for more)

Ball rises in throat

Globus hystericus

Sensation as if peristaltic motion were reversed, and oesophagus were driven from stomach to throat.

Sensation of something in throat; lump
Sensation of something in throat; lump; rising sensation

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Hysterical flatulence

Violent gastralgia; cutting and burning in stomach and region of diaphragm

Flatulence and regurgitation of liquid

Pulsation in pit of stomach

Complaints of spleen

Heat; sensation of heat in spleen

Stomach; burping, belching
Stomach; burping, belching; foul
Stomach; burping, belching; foul; after fat or rich food
Stomach; burping, belching; like garlic
Stomach; burping, belching; loud
Stomach; burping, belching; rancid
Stomach; disordered

Forcible eructation of gas

Great distention

Gurgling and rolling of wind, which escapes afterwards with loud and difficult eructation.

Sensation of emptiness and weakness, with distention and beating in stomach and abdomen

Stomach; Great difficulty in bringing up wind

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhea, extremely offensive, with meteorism, and regurgitation of food.

Distended, griping, with hunger

Obstinate constipation

Pain in perineum, as if something dull pressed out

Flatulence; offensive

    STOOL (click for more)

Odour; offensive
Odour; putrid

Thin, liquid


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Odour; like ammonia
Odour; strong

    GENITALS (click for more)

Deficient milk, with oversensitiveness.

Female; Mammae turgid with milk in the unpregnant

    CHEST (click for more)

Spasmodic tightness, as if lungs could not be fully expanded

Constriction, tension; convulsive
Constriction, tension; spasmodic

Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; while sitting

Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; hysteric

Palpitation more like a tremor.

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Bones; decay of bone

Inflammation; leg; around the bone

Pain; in bones


    SKIN (click for more)

Itching, better scratching; ulcers painful on edges

Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; thin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; with red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; in red circle around

Itching; scratching

Pain; stinging

Suppressed skin symptoms produce nervous disorders.

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Bones; Darting pain and caries in bones
Bones; decay of bone
Bones; decay of bone; around the bone
Bones; softening of bones

Convulsions; hysterical

Faintness, fainting; after emission

Pain; around the bone
Pain; bones
Pain; jerking; bones
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward

Swelling; around the bone
Swelling; bones

Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Tension; internally



Periosteum painful, swollen, enlarged

Ulcers affecting bones; thin, ichorous pus.
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.