Herb latin name: Ferula persica

Family: Umbelliferae

Medicinal use of Ferula persica:

Antirheumatic. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and backache.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

May to

Habitat of the herb:

Dry slopes to 2000 metres.

Other uses of Ferula persica:

The gum "Sagapenum" is obtained from the plant (from the root?). It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and lumbago.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as the seed is ripe in a greenhouse in autumn. Otherwise sow in April in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Plant them out into their permanent positions whilst still small because the plants dislike root disturbance. Give the plants a protective mulch for at least their first winter outdoors. Division in autumn. This may be inadvisable due to the plants dislike of root disturbance.

Cultivation of Ferula persica:

Dry slopes to 2000 metres.

Known hazards of Ferula persica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.