Chaudhary treats the seeds with asafoetida (Serula foetida) solution before sowing. He mixes about 250 gm of powdered asafoetida in 2 L of water. Afterthat this solution is sufficient for 20 kg of groundnut seeds and then the seeds are soaked in that solution for an hour. Thereafter the seeds are then allowed to dry in the sunlight. According to Chaudhary, the treatment prevents the disease and also increases the yield.
Crop Family: Legume
Crop Scientific Name: (Arachis hypogea)
Crop Vernacular Name: Mungfali, Sing
Formulation: 250 gm of powdered (Serula foetida), 2 L of water.
Ingredients: The powder of Asafoetida (ferula foetida) and water
"Both powder and oil form of asafoetida decreased counts and viability of all tested isolates of Blastocystis sp. subtype 3. The degree of the inhibitory effect was highly dependent on the concentration, form and time of incubation with asafoetida extracts. The lowest concentration of both powder and oil form of asafoetida that caused complete inhibition of Blastocystis growth and highest percentage inhibition of development was 16 and 40 mg/mL respectively. Asafoetida can potentially be used as a potent natural alternative Phytomedicine for treatment of Blastocystis sp. infection. [Amalraj A, Gopi S. Biological activities and medicinal properties of
Asafoetida: A review. J Tradit Complement Med. 2016;7(3):347-359. Published 2016 Dec 20.
"The antimicrobial activity found to increases in the extracts in order of ethyl acetate extract, ethanol extract and methanol extract. From the present investigations, we can conclude that asafoetida possesses significant antimicrobial activity due to pr