Asafoetida or hing is an indispensable part of the Indian cuisine. The spice has long been known for the health benefits it has to offer. It has various health benefits, due its carminative, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, sedative and diuretic properties. It is also considered as the food of the Gods.
Helps Reduce Bloating And Other Stomach Issues
The spice is an age-old medicine for treating stomach problems including gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal worms and flatulence.
The spice is also helpful in relieving respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis, dry cough, et al due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antibiotic effects. It helps in treating chest congestion and releasing phlegm. All you need to do is to make a paste of asafoetida and water and apply it on your chest.
May Lower Blood Pressure Levels
Asafoetida is known good for lowering the blood pressure levels. It prevents the formation of clots and improves the blood flow in the body.
May Relieve Menstrual Pain
Periods are nightmare for most women; the spice comes to rescue you from menstrual pain and cramps in the lower abdomen and back. All you need to do is, mix a pinch of asafoetida, fenugreek powder and a pinch of salt in a cup of buttermilk and consume it during periods.
Asafoetida has an anti-inflammatory properties which helps in reducing inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, which in turn reduces headaches. Just drink the water infused in asafoetida and you can see the results.