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Asafoetida - The Indian Spice And Interesting Facts

Another name (other vernacular names) : 

  • Hing (in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi),
  • Hingu (in Kannada, Oriya),
  • Yangu (in Kashmiri),
  • Perungayam (in Malayalam, Tamil), 
  • Devil's dung (in English)

Interesting Facts and information : 

  • Asafoetida, also called Asafetida, also called Herbin Iran and India, where is used to flavor curries, meatballs, and pickles.
  • Acrid, in taste, emits a robust onionlike odor because of its Organic Sulfur-containing compounds.
  • It is commonly used in powdered form and increases umami flavors in Savory foods.
  • It is also used in traditional medicine, often as a digestive aid or for menstrual problems.

Therapeutic uses : 

  • Antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial effects,
  • Potential anticancer effects,
  • safeguard against memory loss and nerve damage,
  • asafoetida has a relaxing effect on airway smooth muscles, which is Vital for the treatment of asthma.

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