Don't miss: Health benefits of asafoetida

New Delhi, Sept 8: Asafoetida has emerged as one of the most widely used ingredients in the kitchen which is used in various recipes to boost their taste and aroma.

Asafoetida is also popularly called as hing which is normally available in the form of powder, tablets, small bricks etc in the market. It is produced from various species of plant herb known as Ferula.

The aroma of asafoetida is so strong that when it is used its smell spreads easily in the environment. The spice is also commonly used in various foods in India and Persia to enhance their aroma, taste, and flavour. It does not only boost the taste of food but also improves the nutritional value as well significantly. When it comes to health benefits of Asafoetida, it offers plenty of fiber, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, carotene, riboflavin, niacin, protein etc to human body.

Asafoetida has attained great significance over the years and has been widely used by our ancestors as a traditional medicine as it possesses anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-pasmodic qualities etc.

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The many health benefits of using asafoetida regularly can be described below as:

  1. Cure stomach woes: Asafoetida has proved to be highly beneficial for curing various stomach troubles and help you get rid of them effectively. The spice possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-flatulent, anti-spasmodic qualities which can cure issues like irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, gastic woes etc. It is also highly effective in curing food poisning. You may sprinkle a little bit of asafoetida powder to your vegetables or curries regularly to get effective results in the long run. You may also drop a tiny brick of asafoetida to lukewarm water and sip it regularly.

  2. Ease your menstrual cycle: The spice has emerged a boon for women all over India. It can significantly relieve your severe menstrual pain. Not only this, you can also get rid of irregular menstruation and heavy bleeding as asafoetida improves smooth blood flow and progesterone secretion.

  3. Tackle bad headache: Asafoetida can also cure your headache issues potentially. If you are suffering from cold or migraine, asafoetida can help you get rid of them. As it possesses anti-inflammation qualities, it can help in bringing down the inflammation of the blood vessels in your brain which thus cures even severe headaches.

  4. Solve your toothache problems: Asafoetida can also cure severe tooth pain as a result of its anti-bacterial, anti-flammatory and anti-oxident qualities. It can also take care of bleeding gums and various other dental issues effectively.

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