For medicines dey give us asafiddy (asafetida), calomel, and castor oil more dan anything else for our diff'unt ailments.
Mighty nigh all de chillun had a little teency bag of asafetida, on a string 'round they necks, to keep off diseases.
asafetida is found in commerce in “lump” or in “tear,” the latter being the purer form.
Us used to wear garlic and asafetida 'round our neck to keep off diseases; never had many neither.
Den some peoples keeps a bag of asafetida tied round dey neck to keep off sickness.
asafetida was used on us at all times and sage tea was considered a splendid medicine.
However, I do know that we wore little sacks of asafetida around our necks to keep off diseases, and the white folks wore it too.
Likewise, in the spring of the year he frequently anointed the young of the species with a mixture of mutton suet and asafetida.
"Pleasant and palatable as castor oil mixed with asafetida," replied the manager with a scowl.
Little bags of asafetida was used to hang around de little chillun's necks to ward off fever or diptheria.