Pinyin name: E Wei
Aka: A Wei
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: Chinese Asafoetida, Resina Ferulae
Botanical name: Chinese Asafoetida
Pharmaceutical name: ferula sinkiangensis resin
Properties: Pungent, neutral, nontoxic
Channels entered: liver, spleen, stomach
Chinese therapeutic actions: Dissipate stagnation and kill parasites.
Cautions: It is contraindicated for people with spleen and stomach deficiency and pregnant women.
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.