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Asafoetida, raw chunk resin
Form: Chunk pieces and some powder
Unit size: 1 ounce
Other names: Hing, Ferula, asafoetida, asafetida, assafoetida, devil's dung, food of the gods
Esoteric Uses: Banishing, protection, exorcism, curses
Esoteric Associations: Saturn, Earth
Incense Aroma: Strong, pungent, unpleasant to some, overpowering
Contains no extra ingredients. This is pure, raw food-grade Asafoetida.
Asafoetida is one of those acquired smells that you either love or hate. Many think that it is awful the first time one smells it, but it has underlying tones that will grow on you in peculiar ways. This Asafoetida is the very pure and clean smelling. This Asafoetida Powder comes from India.
Asafoetida is a common ingredient in Indian and Middle-Eastern cooking. This raw Asafoetida is herb grade and safe for cooking.
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Posted by Unknown on 29th Jul 2015
It smells super strong and works very well to clear spaces and people of any negative energies. It came in very large chunks. One bag was just one huge chunk so I had to use a hammer to break it into more manageable pieces for the charcoal. It was sort of messy but manageable to do. The 2 ziplock bags were a good idea to ship in. You need to store in a jar or a plastic tupperware container still as it really really stinks!!! I use it regularly to clear spaces and people so I was happy to find it at such a reasonable price. I typically buy a brand from Yemen and it is very expensive. It smells slightly different but works the same.
Posted by Bill on 20th Jan 2015
This is indeed strong Asafoetida and will knock your socks off.
It came in a ziplock, but the ziplock could not contain the strong aroma. That is how potent and genuine this product is. When I opened my mail box the aroma hit my nose and made me feel queezy. The aroma is so strong it permeated the ziplock and other packaging. I had to place the ziplock with the product in a small air tight jar and then discard the packaging outdoors. I have never used Asafortida before and wanted to try it as a spice instead of using garlic and onions. I made a curry last evening and used a "tiny pinch" of the Asafoetida and it gave the sauce a richer and more complex flavor. If you wanted to clear a room full of people you could put a piece of the Asafoetida in the room. I read where they use to wear Asaforeida in an amulet around their neck in old times to prevent the flu or illness. This stuff is so strong it will keep demons away, maybe even SATAN him self!
I am very satisfied with this product.
Posted by Valerie on 16th Dec 2014
The flavor is like food in India. You will never use the powdered stuff again.
Posted by Alrisha on 9th Jul 2014
Don't hesitate to order asafoetida from Soma Lunu.It is the real deal. Reasonably priced and prompt service.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jan 2014
IT' A GOOD ASAFOETIDA!!!
Posted by matt on 17th Jan 2014
we use for other things than charms and cooking or for around the neck . have yet to find the pure stuff until now , as we only could find powder and most of it was mixed with rice flour etc etc and sure was not pure, we use for the smell in another product we make....
Posted by Karen on 16th Oct 2013
My mother had a 5 yr old sister die in the 1918 flu epidemic... she said my grandparents wore Asfidity around their neck & they didn't get the flu..I had never heard of this so I researched it..I found other stories of people using it...then I ordered some powder but I really wanted the raw sap..I was really happy to find it. (It really stinks :-) they don't know it yet but I made linen necklaces for my family.. I'm ready just in case. Thank-you