Asa Foetida in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Asafoetida?

The homeopathic remedy Asa foetida is used against nervousness, hysteria, hypochondria and hypersensitivity or the resulting disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and nervous twitches.

To obtain the homeopathic single remedy, the gum resin of the asant root is macerated in alcohol.

leading symptoms

  • lump in the throat
  • bloated belly
  • burping
  • Great sensitivity

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Asa foetida?

Asa foetida adults are jittery, hysterical, hypochondriacal, and hypersensitive to touch. They often have headaches and eye or nose problems with foul-smelling secretions. Those affected often describe the feeling of having to burst; they express the feeling that their stomach is being pushed up and they have a lump in their throat.

Asa foetida children are clumsy, hysterical, moody, and argumentative. They like company and want to be comforted. However, they do not like being touched at all.


Asa foetida is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or worsened by the following modalities: Improvement:

  • Move
  • print
  • After defecation


  • contact
  • Sit
  • To stand
  • At night

What are typical uses for Asa foetida?

  • irritable stomach
  • gastric mucosal inflammation
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • rheumatic complaints
  • skin ulcers.

Areas of application in detail

Gastrointestinal complaints

after eating, feeling of pressure in stomach up to chest with foul-smelling flatulence and belching. The stool is also foul-smelling and soft. The symptoms worsen at night.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 


nagging headaches above the eyebrows and behind the eyes, caused by nerve irritation or skin disease. Patient feels cravings, has stomach pains and is disgusted by certain foods. Complaints better with rest and towards evening, worse in morning and when walking.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

application information

Dosage forms of Asa foetida

Asant is used in potencies between D4 and D12.

Asa foetida dosage

Potency, dosage and duration of administration should be individually tailored to the symptoms and appearance. That is why it is best to take Asa foetida as directed by a homeopath or a doctor who practices homeopathy.
The most common is a therapy in the potency 6X, in which five globules are administered two to five times a day. The total duration of treatment can last 20 days until clear results are achieved, but should not exceed 30 days.

Asa foetida effect

Asa foetida acts on the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system and the gastrointestinal tract.

Asa foetida during pregnancy

Asa foetida is not suitable for self-medication by pregnant women. The remedy should only be administered after expert consultation and if there is a clear indication. As an alternative to digestive problems and other similarities with the appearance of Asa foetida, the remedy Argentum nitricum is recommended here.
Asa foetida is suitable for breastfeeding mothers in the weaning phase to curb a constant flow of milk. Here, too, medical advice is advantageous in advance.

Asa foetida for the baby

Asa foetida is helpful for painful gas and colic in babies. These get better with pressure. Babies are moody and don’t want to be touched. Constant chewing movements are noticeable.

Asa foetida for dogs, horses and cats

Asa foetida is an important agent in the treatment of pseudopregnancy in dogs. The bitches are extremely aggressive, even towards their owner.
The remedy is helpful in cats that develop problems with the anal glands after diarrhea. Inflammation of these glands is very painful for cats.

Side effects of asa foetida

The administration of Asafoetida can lead to temporary digestive disorders such as diarrhea and flatulence. When taking low potencies, slight swelling of the lips and headaches were observed. These symptoms should not last longer than a few hours. Otherwise the funds must be withdrawn.

Similar means

Argentum nitricum

For flatulence, Asa foetida and Argentum nitricum are similar in drug picture. Unlike Asa foetida, Argentum nitricum is indicated for odorless flatulence and tasteless belching.

Typical potencies: In the self-treatment of acute illnesses, the potencies 6X and 12X are primarily used.

fabric type: medicinal plant


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