Ferula tingitana

Ferula tingitana L.

Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

  • Giant Tangier Fennel
  • Moroccan Ammoniacum
  • فسوخ مغربي
  • كليخة
  • fasukh maghribi
  • kleikheh
  • כֶּלֶךְ מָרוֹקָנִי
  • kelekh maroqani


  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  •  Hard rock outcrops

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Ferula tingitana L.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used

Pain Relief

Body ache


Roast plant resin over fire + "ruhur kadzpa" (plant unknown) + Styrax benzoin (resin from Styrax sp.) + Peganum sp; mix with water & spread over whole body x3/day.

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Ritual /Ceremonial

Against evil eye & to expel it from house.


Burn the gum resin ("fasoukh") as incense.

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Ritual /Ceremonial

Extinguishes a man`s love for a woman


Spread gum resin ("fasoukh") as a white powdered over man`s shoe.

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Ritual /Ceremonial

Restore household peace; influences angry husband to return & make peace with his wife immediately.


Burn resin powder on metal plate over heat; husband inhales the vapour.

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Surgical/ Trauma

External haemorrhage


Mix resin powder + olive oil +"samna" (clarified butter) + sesame oil & spread 3 large cups over wound daily.

Surgical/ Trauma

Internal haemorrhage


Mix resin powder + olive oil + "samna" (clarified butter ) + sesame oil & eat.

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Ferula tingitana has possible anticoagulant effects as it contains sesquiterpene-coumarin ethers. May cause abortion therefore do not use in pregnancy.