Asafoetida is the dried gum that comes from species of ferula. Asafoetida is known as devil’s dung because of its bitter taste and pungent smell. The important substance in the Indian kitchen, having the strongest smell and a pinch of which is more than enough to bring flavor to all the food items is asafetida or Hing. Asafetida is also known as the food of the Gods.
Top benefits of asafoetida :
Asafetida is good in checking the growth of microorganism in the stomach thereby helpful in prevention of gastritis, constipation and flatulence.
If somebody is suffering from the problems of toothache, dental caries, applying the powder of asafoetida and clove gives great relief in reducing pain immediately.
The application from the powder of asafoetida gives relief from the pain of insect bite. It is also helpful in reducing the toxic effects as well as pain and inflammation.
Its application is good against ringworm infection.
Nasal insufflations of asafetida powder are very effective in acute fits.
For disorders like halitosis and excessive salvation, it is suggested to take asafetida powder along with ginger.
It is especially good for stomach problems such as stomach gas, intestinal gas, gastritis, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon problems.
It is also beneficial against convulsion and hysteria.
Asafoetida is effective against breathing problems like bronchitis, H1N1 swine flu, asthma, whooping cough, cold, etc.