Asafoetida (Hing) – Its Benefits and Side Effects

Asafoetida (Hing) - Its Benefits and Side Effects

In this article, we will tell you about Asafoetida (Hing) – Its Benefits and Side Effects.

First of all, you know Asafoetida is commonly used as a digestive aid all over the world. Asafoetida is the dried Indian spice obtained from the roots of Ferula plant (as you can see in above image). Asafoetida is a very useful spice or main spice in all kitchen of India. It mainly uses for flavoring the food, or also many peoples use it in food for digestive aid. In India The Bangali use this spice in all cuisines because they like Asafoetida very much, That’s why they use it in all cuisines. Asafoetida mainly used in pulses (pigeon pea, gram pulse) cuisine in the Indian kitchen for flavoring.

Asafoetida is a hard substance, yellow in color, and mainly used in Indian cuisines and also use in medicines from the last many centuries.

You know, when you add Asafoetida in your recipe, it smells more than 10 miters, and your neighbor will also know that you are cooking something.

Like the above I said, it also used as digestive aid and medicine, there is one more profit of Asafoetida, which is – it also use for treat bronchitis and kidney stones. Yet despite being used for thousands of years, many of the traditional uses of asafoetida have not been proven by modern science.

Some Benefits of using Asafoetida (Hing)

 Asafoetida also helps to regain memory loss and damage to the brain. It has been also found to be a good source of antioxidants. It has high amounts of phenolic compounds, like tannins and flavonoids, which are known for their potent antioxidant effects.

The most common uses of asafoetida are helping with indigestion. In one study, some adults facing problems of indigestion, started taking 250 mg capsules containing asafoetida twice a day and it reported significant improvements in bloating, digestion, and it all only happens in 30 days.

There are some veggies, like Onion and Garlic, which can cause indigestion and IBS problems in our bodies. So as you know very well, the asafoetida is good indigestion, so it helps to reduce symptoms associated with IBS.

Asafoetida also helps in low Blood pressure by relaxing the Blood Vessel. It also helps in Antifungal and  Antibacterial Problems.

Asafoetida also helps to not grow cancer cells, it stops the growth of cancer cells (like breast cancer and liver cancer), It also helps in Asthma disease by relaxing effect on muscle.

Some Side Effect of Asafoetida

According to some studies, the lack of consuming Asafoetida is not good for pregnant women, and for those who are breastfeeding their babies. It can also swell mouth and cause anxiety. The Asafoetida products are also not glutin free, so its good to not consume more than 210 mg daily.

This Site is not a medical site, so please ensure and consult your doctor before trying Asafoetida (Hing). We the Team of Delish Dilemma is not responsible for any side effects and causes that happen by Asafoetida. Only you (the visitor) are responsible for all.


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