Metaphysical Properties of Asafoetida
Ferula ass-foetida, Ferula Foetida, Ferula rubicaulis
Other Names: Assyfetida, Devil’s Dung, Food of the Gods, Ungoozeh
Powers: Exorcism, Purification, Protection
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Asafoetida
Burn small amounts in exorcism and protection incense. Destroys manifestations of spirits if thrown onto a fire or into the censer during magical rites.
Asafoetida can also be used in protection sachets, but only if you want to smell bad. Unfortunately, though asafoetida is undoubtedly powerful, it also has a particularly offensive odor. Just the slightest suggestion of the scent has caused vomiting. Use with care.
Asafoetida is a powerful herb that stands amongst the strongest of all as a magickal rites tool. As its main component is sulfur, it can substitute for sulfur in magickal workings; it can substitute for any baneful herbs and Mars attributed herbs.
Asafoetida aids in concentration and focus, helping those who are ungrounded to find their inner balance. It contains a large amount of sulfur, which gives it a distinctive odor. This exotic spice is used in Indian and Asian cuisine, often used to flavor dhal, lentils, and other vegetable dishes.
Ancient Chinese and holistic medicine used Asafetida to help calm digestive issues and nervous indigestion. The herb is mixed into a paste and rubbed on the abdomen to ease cramping and abdominal discomfort. The essential oil contained in the spice is believed to help with respiratory conditions and chronic fatigue syndrome. The herb is powerful, and it is recommended that it be used intermittently, rather than continually.
Asafetida in Spell Work
Asafetida is an herb of protection, purification, and enlightenment. It is used to banish negativity, evil spirits, and demons. Mainly used in protection spells, this potent powder comes in various forms. Asafetida Rock can be burned like incense on top of the charcoal to protect from evil and banish negative spirits from your home. Asafetida Gum and Asafetida Powder are used in the same way and help to make someone who is bothering you leave you alone.
One of the strongest - and most pungent - banishing herbs, Asafetida, is used in exorcism and purification rituals to deflect hostile magic. This defensive herb can be worn as an amulet to avert the evil eye. Carry a pinch in a red mojo bag to keep the law away. Dress a black cat candle with Asafetida Liquid. Roll it in Asafetida Powder and light the candle to get someone out of your life for good.
Carry a pinch in a red flannel bag to keep the law away (though the smell will probably keep everyone away).
Dress a black figural candle with Banishing oil and roll it in Asafoetida to get someone out of your life for good.
(Asafoetida is generally safe to ingest in small quantities but should be avoided by pregnant women and infants - it is common sense to research any herb before consuming.)