|ferula assa-foetida gum|
Asafoetida or Asafetida is a natural oleoresin exuded from roots of a big plant, Ferula Asafoetida and other species of Ferula, a plant native to Iran and Afghanistan. The substance is a physiological product of the plant. When overground parts of the plant are cut off, a milky juice flows out and solidifies upon exposure to air. tsca definition 2008: 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).
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