Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Asa Foetida in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Narthex asafoetida. N. O. Umbelliferae. Tincture of the gum resin (obtained by incision from the living root).
The symptoms of Asafoetida present an almost perfect picture of hysteria, of the flatulent order. Reversed peristalsis of stomach and bowels. Excessive abdominal distension and sensation as if everything in the abdomen would burst through the mouth. After belching of wind strong rancid taste in mouth. Sinking sensation at epigastrium, agg. 11 a.m. Hysteria from suddenly suppressed discharges. Many of the discharges of Asaf. are fetid watery stools of most disgusting odour.
profuse and greenish. fetid flatus. Eructations smelling like garlic. Hiccough-like contractions of diaphragm. Griping (into a ball) pain below navel while standing. Heat in spleen and abdomen. Stitches in right hypochondrium, towards the diaphragm. Asaf. affects the left side generally left side of abdomen.
left hypochondrium. left side of neck and nape.
left arm. left leg. Hysterical restlessness and anxiety. Eyes inflamed, dry sensation, amel. in open air. The fetid smell of the drug may be regarded as one of its "signatures." Fetid discharge from nose.
bones affected. The following is a strong characteristic Bones of orbits bruised, sore, and sensitive (iritis; after abuse of Merc Viv Mercury. Merc Viv Merc. has less of the sensitiveness). Caries of bones. Multiple nodes on roof of mouth, discoloured, bone deeply involved. Deficient milk with over-sensitiveness after confinement. Periosteal affections ending in ulcers which are so sensitive that no dressing is tolerated. Pressing pains in various parts, especially pressure from within outwards, agg. in room, amel. in open air. Many symptoms come on or are agg. after eating or drinking. Heat in face after eating. Diarrhoea after eating. Suited to nervous and hysterical people.
phlegmatic, scrofulous, and syphilitic who have taken much Merc Viv Mercury. Sensitiveness to contact is a leading characteristic. Most pains are accompanied by numbness in the affected parts. Many symptoms appear while sitting and are amel. in open air. Touch amel. pain in head.
on touch pains cease or change place. Scratching amel. itching.