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Besides being an integral part of Indian cooking, asafoetida is not just a spice. It has medicinal uses that would put many a manufactured pill to shame. Here are some medicinal uses of Asafoetida that eases up your daily life:

Asafoetida is a comforting friend to an upset stomach. Adding asafoetida to your food, assures proper digestion and sends off your meal on a happy trip down your gut.

Asafoetida can be an excellent remedy for flatulence and constipation.

Also, mix a pinch of hing with a glass of warm water and drink it to ease your headache.

Aafoetida is a natural antioxidant which can bring relief to your menstrual pains. Add a pinch to a cup of buttermilk and drink away to feel better.

Asafoetida is a natural antidepressant that can make your negative thoughts go away and refresh your brain with positive feelings.

Toothache? Hing can make it go away. Take a paste of hing, add lemon juice and apply on the affected tooth. Watch that pain fade away gradually.

Digestion, respiratory problems, earache, toothache, headache, pimples, cough, menstrual pain…the list of problems that could be solved by a little bit of hing are excitingly endless!

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Asafoetida is a plant that has a bad smell and tastes bitter. It is sometimes called “devil’s dung.”

People use asafoetida resin, a gum-like material, as medicine. Asafoetida resin is produced by solidifying juice that comes out of cuts made in the plant’s living roots.

People use asafoetida for conditions such as breathing or throat problems, digestion problems, or by women to restart their menstrual periods after menstruation has stopped for some reason. Asafoetida is also sometimes applied directly to the skin for corns and calluses, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, asafoetida is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and as a flavoring ingredient in foods and beverages. Asafoetida is also used in products meant to repel dogs, cats, and wildlife.