About the Practice

100 g of asafoetida (Ferula foetida) and 25 g of black cumin (Nigella sativa) are taken and mixed properly in a powder form. Afterthat 10 l of water is added into the powder. The final the solution can be sprinkled on the groundnut crop. As a result, the fungus does not occur in the groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) crop. There is no side effect of this solution and it is used from 40-45 years.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Gordhanbhai Kalabhai
Agro-Ecological Zone: North Saurashtra (GJ-6)South Saurashtra (GJ-7)
Address: Mu. Mithapur, Rajula, Amreli, Gujarat
District: Amreli
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 365560

Practice Details

Crop: Groundnut
Crop Family: Legume
Crop Scientific Name: (Arachis hypogaea)
Crop Vernacular Name: Mungfali, Sing
Formulation: Mix liquid solution of asafoetida (Ferula foetida), black cumin (Nigella sativa) and water
Ingredients: Asafoetida (Ferula foetida), Black cumin (Nigella sativa), water

PAS 1:

"Asafoetida oil showed inhibitory activity toward all fungal strains, but activity was strong toward Candida tropicalis, Candida albicans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Aspergillusniger." [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.

PAS 2:

"The lower concentrations of MeOH extract of Asafoetida oleogum-resin, corresponding to the allelopathic concentrations tested, could be used to stop proliferation of green mould, which is currently being treated with other sanitizing agents." [Angelini, Paola &Venanzoni, Roberto &Granetti, B. (2009). Antifungal and allelopathic effects of Asafoetida against Trichodermaharzianum and Pleurotus spp. Allelopathy Journal. 23. 357-368.]

PAS 3:

"One of the anti-fungal actions of Nigella seed’s oil may be attributed to the presence of β-sitosterol and oleic acid as the main components in the oil of N. sativa" [Shokri H. A review on the inhibitory potential of Nigella sativa against pathogenic and toxigenic fungi. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2016;6(1):21-33.]

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/575 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003675

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