- To enable the students to know Traditional uses and pharmacological activity of Ferula asafetida(Hing).
- Geoggraphical distribution of Hing
- Cultivation of Hing in India
- Students were able to learn antibacterial and antifungal activity of asafoetida.
- Understands the Geographical location
- Learnt Method of cultivation
Subject : A guest lecture on “An Ode of Hing to Asafoetida – A Hinge, Umami to Aginomoto ”
Speaker : . Dr. Sumana. K, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, JSS Academy of Higher studies and Research
Venue : College Auditorium
Department of Biotechnology has organised a guest lecture on 9th July 2022 in collaboration with Department of Food Science and Nutrition on “An Ode of Hing to Asafoetida – A Hinge, Umami to Aginomoto ”. Dr. Sumana. K, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, JSS Academy of Higher studies and Research was the speaker. Madam was welcomed by the department Heads Mrs.Naziya Habeeb M. & Mrs Irene John. Speaker was introduced by Mrs .Jennefer.The event was organized by Mrs.Milagaris Antonius.250 students of Btcz,BtBMb,CBFn were present for the lecture. Dr.Sumana explained the history of Ferula Asfoetida and geographical distribution. As she proceeded with the lecture we were shocked to know that Hing is not cultivated in India,as it is is exported from Iran,Iraq. Madam Explained about the common names of asfoetida such as jowani badian, hengu, inguva, perungayam. Native to the desserts of Iran and Afghanistan, asafoetida is extracted from the roots of a perennial herb called ferula and has a very strong pungent odour. She also elucidated the concept by playing videos on history on Hinge. Students were educated about the Ferula asafoetida Linn. is a main source of asafoetida, a strong, tenacious and sulfurous odor, and oleo-gum resin of medicinal and nutritional importance. Asafoetida has been consumed as a spice and a folk medicine for centuries. Recent studies were discussed that has shown several promising activities particularly relaxant, neuroprotective, memory enhancing, digestive enzyme, antioxidant, antispasmodic, hypotensive, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, anticancer, anticytotoxicity, antiobesity, anthelmintic and antagonistic effect. The Session was open for the discussion,students clarified the doubts with the speaker.The speaker discussed about Carrir in the field of Asfoetida research .
Coordinator: Ms. Naziya Habeeb M Convenor: Mrs Irene John
Head& Assistant Professor Head & Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology Department of Food science
Department of Biotechnology
2.Mrs .Jennefer John
Department of Food science