What are the benefits of Asafoetida?

Asafoetida is a type of spice which is available in most homes. Every Indian curry is incomplete without the tempering of it. There are many types of Asafoetida, and it has a very tall plant and remains green throughout the year.

Here are some benefits of Asafoetida:

  • Cures stomach problems

If you ever feel pain in your stomach due to gas formation, then asafetida is the perfect cure. It can solve the problem of both digestion and bloat. If asafoetida is consumed in fever or pneumonia, then it is beneficial. Asafoetida has anti-phlegm and antibacterial properties that can help reduce the symptoms of pneumonia.

To get instant relief from stomach problems, add one spoon of asafoetida to water, rest for one minute, and then apply it to your navel.

  • Relief from respiratory problems

Due to the awe-inspiring anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibiotic effects of Asafoetida, it is often used to treat respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, dry cough, whooping cough and cold.

  • Cures menstrual cramps

Asafoetida also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps relieve abdominal pain in women during periods. Apart from this, it also relaxes the abdominal muscles, getting rid of the problem of cramps.

  • Heals epilepsy

The problem of epilepsy can be relieved to some extent by using asafoetida. Asafoetida has anticonvulsant properties, which can act as a medicine for epilepsy.

  • Helps to control blood pressure

Coumarin compound is also found in asafoetida, which helps control high blood pressure. Along with this, it also helps in the proper functioning of blood flow. Furthermore, due to the medicinal properties found in Asafoetida, it can also help in reducing cholesterol.

  • Heals toothache

If you want to heal your toothache, you can add one spoon of lemon in asafoetida and apply it to the affected area with the help of cotton. This may provide you instant relief. 

The properties found in Asafoetida are considered suitable for digestion. Many essential elements like calcium, vitamin iron, anti-oxidant, and antiviral properties are found in asafoetida. Not only this, but it is also used in many medicines. The vital elements found in it can help protect against mental stress, depression, phlegm, asthma, indigestion, stomach related problems, muscle cramps, and arthritis. Asafoetida is also considered very beneficial in toothache.

If you do not consume Asafoetida, you should consider adding it to your diet because it can be consumed daily.

You can add Asafoetida while cooking:

  • Beans
  • Pulses
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Brinjal
  • Cauliflower