Asafoetida : The Magical Herb

plant-asafortidaMany people do not know the herb which is called “Food of Gods”. Its  Asafoetida  and it is used in Resin which makes up a volatile oil. The Asafoetida herb was frequently used in the time of Alexander for its great flavoring. In early days, Asafoetida was used to treat gas and bloating associated with it. Now in present days in India Resin gum is used for its great flavor in vegetarian dishes. The main flavor in Worcestershire sauce is coming from this Resin Gum.

Asafoetida herbal plant has been use for digestion, headaches, an antidote, an expectorant. Due to some mild anxiety, it’s rarely used on some mental impairment. Keep focusing on this its primarily used on some bodily function where it can do its job better.
Asafoetida also alleviates in indigestion, helps in ridding of stomach cramps, and also helps easing constipation. Mixed with water, Asafoetida shows magical benefits in the treatment of migraines and headaches. It works great for snake bites antidote, and by mixing with garlic it works as Bug spray.

Asafoetida oil as an expectorant helps to clear the body from excess mucus and relive the respiratory system. For curing form whooping cough, asthma, and bronchitis many people use this herb. The mixture of Asafoetida powder with real ghee, honey, white onion juice, betel nut juice and dry ginger are good medicine for coughs.

Asafoetida sometimes is called “Devil’s dung” for its unpleasant smell, comes from the resin that is removed from plant’s stem and root. It’s the category of fennel plant and similar to carrot. This odor is formed from the organic sulfur compound. The older Asafoetida trees have more value but the trees which are less than four years of age are of very limited value.

There are three different form of Asafoetida available in the marketplace. One of them is tears, which is sold by Chinese pharmacies and characteristically may have fragments of root and earth. The paste of tears is commonly used in various dishes for its flavor as in curries, sauces, pickles. It’s often used as toothaches and regularly used in recipes. Some people believe that it may have power to increase male fertility.