Asafoetida

asafoetida

Asafoetida powder is a crucial ingredient in Indian vegetarian cooking. Asafoetida is an herbal medicine.There are 2 main varieties of asafetida milky white and red asafoetida. It ia acrid and bitter in taste and emits a strong disagreeable pungent odour due to the presence of sulphur compounds therein. From many of its uses primarily it is used to treat nervousness, bronchitis, and gas pain. Asafoetida, also known as Narthex or (Hing in India). Recognized by its overwhelming odor which has given rise to at least one of its many popular names, "devil's dung". But you got to be very cautious while using this herb if taken too much it may cause skin rash, swollen lips, stomach burning and burping.

If used appropriately it helps relieve flatulence, abdominal pains, and digestive disorders and will kick-start peristalsis to prevent constipation.

Asafoetida is commonly used to treat bloating and gas to prevent flatulence, but it also quells stomach cramps, eases indigestion, and relieves constipation. • It is powdered and mixed with ghee(Clarified butter) and rice and served to women after childbirth. It helps in relieving toothache.

Asafoetida used for food stagnation, weak digestion, intestinal parasites and flatulence as well as asthma, whooping cough and chronic bronchitis.

It is also a laxative , especially useful in cases of flatulence.

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