Gum Ammoniac


Scientific Name:
1- Ferula ammoniacum (D.Don) Spalik, M.Panahi, Piwczyñski & Puchalka
2- Ferula aucheri (Boiss.) Piwczyñski, Spalik, M.Panahi & Puchalka
3- Ferula downieorum Spalik, M.Panahi, Piwczyñski & Puchalka
1- Dorema ammoniacum D.Don
2- Dorema aucheri Boiss.
3- Dorema aureum Stocks
English Name: Gum Ammoniac
Other Names in English: Dorema
Family: Apiaceae



Persian Name: Vasha- Voshagh- Owshe/ وَشا- وُشَق- اوشَق
German Name: Ammoniakharzpflanze
French Name: Dorème ammoniac


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About Dorema Ammoniacum

It’s resin/gum is derived from plants of the Apiaceae family. It is a perennial plant and in the form of a shrub, its stem is thin and covered with fine light yellow hair, which gives the plant a cotton color. Dorema ammoniacum’s flowers are reddish-blue. This plant grows in Iran and India. To obtain the gum, the stems of the plant are cut with a blade, and the gum comes out, which hardens in the presence of air.

Gum Ammoniac is marketed as a clear mass on which cracks and bright yellow lines can be seen. The color of the good and clean type is white. Its taste is bitter and it has a special smell, and if it is mixed with water, a milky liquid is made, which tastes bitter.

Three species grow from this plant, from which Gum Ammoniac is obtained, which belong to the Apiaceae family, and their scientific names are as follows:

1- Dorema ammoniacum D.Don (Ferula ammoniacum (D.Don)). In Iran, the name of this plant is Kandal, Kema and Oshagh.

2- Dorema aucheri Boiss. (Ferula aucheri (Boiss.)). In Iran, it is known by the local name of Kemaie Asb, and in the western regions of Iran, it is known as Zoo.

3- Dorema aureum Stocks (Ferula downieorum Spalik) which grows in Baluchistan and its local name is Oushouynar.

In the market, it is sometimes intentionally or unintentionally mixed with Sagapenum and Asafoetida gum, which can be recognized and separated through its color, smell, and taste.

Dorema Chemical Constituents

Nitrogen containing compounds including amines (73.5 %), alkaloids (17.2 %) and amides (9.3 %), terpenoieds consists of monoterpens (82.88 %), sesquiterpens (12.97 %) and diterpens (4.14 %).

Hydrocarbons involving aliphatic hydrocarbons (88.66 %), aromatic hydrocarbons (7.5 %), cyclic hydrocarbons (3.83 %), alcohols (2.76 %), ketones (3.95 %) and miscellaneous coumpounds (2.22 %).

In terms of chemical compounds, Glucuronic acid, Galactose, Arabinose, Rhamnose and a Ketone are found in Gum Ammoniac, which is obtained from Dorema ammoniacum plant.

Gum Ammoniac is slightly soluble in water, but it dissolves better in pure alcohol and vinegar. Its best solvent is 22-degree alcohol.

Dorema Temperament

Third degree of hot and first degree of dry.

Gum Ammoniac Health Benefits

Gum Ammoniac is diuretic, emmenagogue, removes swellings, laxative, and anthelmintic. Improves allergy, chronic bronchitis, shortness of breath and lung diseases. It expels rotten phlegm and the dead fetus and relieves back pain and sciatica. Eating a large amount of Gum Ammoniac eliminates liver and spleen blockages. Eating this resin with water kills intestinal worms and removes moisture from the stomach.

Eating this gum with honey is useful for shortness of breath, colds, stiffness of the spleen, facial nerve paralysis, epilepsy and convulsions. Eating it with vinegar strengthens the spleen. Also, eating it with barley decoction helps to treat shortness of breath and lung diseases.

Its poultice is useful for healing injuries, stiffness and swelling of joints, swelling of the liver, swelling of the spleen, stiffness of the eyelids, and scrofula. Its poultice with vinegar improves stiffness of the joints, skin diseases, and vitiligo.

Its poultice is useful for removing excess flesh and growing new flesh on the body. Washing the body with Gum Ammoniac solution helps a lot to get rid of hives. Applying a mixture of Gum Ammoniac, Henna and olive oil on the hair removes dandruff. Rubbing it in the eyes is useful for removing eye moisture and eyelid acne.

In India, Gum Ammonia oleoresin is prescribed to loosen chest congestion, stimulant, antiseptic and in cases of colds, flu, asthma, chronic bronchitis and in people suffering from enlarged liver and spleen.

It is anticonvulsant and after Asafoetida, it is the most effective herbal medicine in this regard.

It is useful to facilitate the discharge of phlegm from body, especially in asthma disease which is caused by moisture. Because Gum Ammoniac facilitates the discharge of humors and shortens the duration of the attack.

It relieves congestions and blockages of the liver and spleen and widen the blood vessels.

Eating it with honey is useful for epilepsy, paralysis, paresthesia, and convulsions which is caused by moisture.

Gargling its solution with warm water is useful for cold convulsions and cold and moist brain diseases such as dizziness, lassitude, facial nerve paralysis and palpitation which is caused by phlegm and black bile, because it absorbs and expels phlegm.

Its paste with vinegar is useful for removing extra hair in the eyelids and removing blurred vision.

If 5 grams of it is mixed with non-alcoholic beer, until a thick solution is obtained. It is useful for shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. If this resin is mixed with honey, it is useful to expel slimy moisture from the chest, dysuria, pelvic pain, and sciatica and joints pain.

If 2-5 grams of it is soaked in warm water or suitable infusions and eaten, it is good for pelvic pain, lower back pain, sciatica, and dissolution of wind accumulated in the stomach, crushing bladder stones and killing intestinal worms and if eaten alone or with vinegar, it is useful for glycogen hepatitis, spleen, ascites and hardening of the testicles.

  1. If you eat Gum Ammoniac with honey, it is useful for treating epilepsy, paralysis and limbs paresthesia, and convulsions which is caused by moist. It is useful for purifying the chest from sticky moisture, relieving the difficulty of urinating, relieving the pelvic pain, and sciatica and joint pains.
  2. Soak 2 to 5 grams of Gum Ammoniac in warm water and eat it. It is useful for relieving flank pain, back pain, analysis of flatulence, crushing bladder stones and killing intestinal worms.
  3. Mix 5 grams of it with non-alcoholic beer and make it into a paste and eat it. It is useful for treating shortness of breath and relieving difficulty breathing.
  4. Dissolve Gum Ammoniac in hot water and gargle it. It is useful for relieving cold convulsions and cold and moisten brain diseases such as dizziness, lethargy, Parkinson and black bile and phlegm suffocation.

Preparation Instruction for Purifier Gum Ammoniac

Grind some Gum Ammoniac and dissolve it in 60-degree alcohol on heat and press the solution through a cloth and then evaporate it in water bath heater and remove the alcohol. So that if some of it is poured into cold water, it freezes and sticks to the fingers. 0.6-4 grams of this purifier Gum Ammoniac is used as an anti-convulsant and anti- rheum.

Ferula Ammoniacum Gum Dosage

Its dosage is 5-10 grams for strong adults, 5 grams for people with average stamina, and 1-2 grams for weak people.

Gum Ammoniac Side Effects

Kidney and stomach.

Caution should be exercised in eating it and it should be consumed under the supervision of a doctor, because eating too much of this gum causes widening of the blood vessels which may disturb the balance of the blood flow, and for this reason, it is mixed with laxatives.

Taking too much of this resin is harmful and causes blood in the urine. It is also harmful to the kidneys.

Gum Ammoniac Modifiers


Anise (Pimpinella anisum) should be used when blood is found in the urine.

Sweet almonds, starch and Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis L.) in case of kidney problems.

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