The Gum-resin of an unknown species of Ferula (F. Persica, Willd.). Nat. Ord. UmbelliferAe. Source, the Levant; supposed to be a product of Persia.
Med. Prop. and Action. Anti-spasmodic and emmenagogue. It is best
* Traite des Poisons, &c., t. i. p. 281. Mat. Med., vol. ii. p. 1023. Med. Times, vol. xvi. p. 475. § British Med. Journ., Nov. 14 and Dec: 19, 1857.
|| Banking's Abstract, 1858, vol. xxvii. p. 110.
¶ Ibid., p. 357.
** Ess. Mat. Med. and Therap., p. 323.
Therapeutic Uses. Similar to Assaftida; but it is less powerful and certain in its operation than that drug, for which it may, however, be substituted.