Asafoetida

Asafoetida

Hing (Asafoetida) :-  Hing (Asafoetida) is a spice which is extracted from Ferula Assa-Foetida; it is also popular by several other rather interesting names as well like devil’s dung, stinking gum, food of the gods & jowani badian in different parts of the country. Buddhist vegetarians steer clear of eating heeng, as it is one of the 5 spices avoided by them.
 Here are 3 noteworthy benefits of Hing: 
1. Aid to stomach problems:-In India and Thailand it is most commonly used as a digestive aid apart from cooking, it is considered as one of the best remedies to balance vata dosha. It is also used as a remedy for flatulence, constipation and digestion. Some people. It can be taken with butter milk to help cleanse the digestive system. 
2.Antimicrobial:-It is known to be one of the best home remedies for asthma and bronchitis. In many parts of the world like Afganistan, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia it is taken to relieve symptoms of whooping cough, asthma and ulcer.
3.Anti-coagulant:-It has the properties to control cholesterol and blood pressure level and fat consumption too. The gum contains a relaxant compound which improves the blood flow and reduces arterial blood pressure, thus having a positive effect on blood pressure and cardiovascular health. It also has phenolic acid, ferulic acid and tannins which regulate the blood sugar level.
Other benefits of Heeng include remedy for intestinal gas, bloating and cramps during menstrual cycle and mucous discharge. 

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  • 1.Asafoetida, also spelled asafetida, also called hing spice, gum resin prized as a spice in India and Iran, where it is used to flavour curries, meatballs, and pickles.
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     Acrid in taste, it emits a strong onionlike odour because of its organic sulfur compounds. It is commonly sold in powdered form and is said to enhance umami flavours in savory foods.
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    It is also used in traditional medicine, often as a digestive aid or for menstrual problems.
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    Asafoetida is obtained chiefly from the plant Ferula assa-foetida of the carrot family Apiaceae.