Asafoetida

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Asafoetida has been also referred to as the “Food of the Gods.” The primary part of this plant that’s used is the resin which makes up a volatile oil. The historical past of this herb is wonderful as it was used continuously back in time by Alexander the Great for flavoring. That was back in 4 B.C. Still in early centuries, Asafoetida was used to treat gas and the bloating related to it. Carrying through time the resin gum is used usually for vegetarian dishes that are prepared in India. Today, it is among the principal flavorings in Worcestershire sauce.

Asafoetida is an herbal plant that has many diverse uses such as an aid for digestion, a treatment for headaches, an antidote, and an expectorant. Asafoetida has been recognized to be used on some mental impairment, but not very often has it been shown to make any significant difference aside from mild anxiety. Due to this fact it focuses primarily on bodily functions where it can do greater good.

As mentioned earlier, it works on gas and the bloating related to it, but it as well eases indigestion, rids stomach cramps, and helps with constipation, which is Asafoetida’s contribution in the digestion department. When it comes to headaches, when Asafoetida is combined with water it is exhibiting great promise for the treatment of migraines and tension headaches. As an antidote, it works excellent for snake bites and an insect repellant when it is blended with garlic.

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As an expectorant the Asafoetida oil helps to rid the body of extra mucus and eases the respiratory system. Many use it for whooping cough, asthma, and bronchitis. Where expectoration is an issue, asafetida helps in expelling accumulated cough. Some mixtures that seem to blend together effectively for coughs and as expectorants are roasted fresh resinous gum powder with real ghee or a combination of asafetida powder with honey, white onion juice, betel nut juice and dry ginger.

Asafoetida has a very unpleasant odor to it, so bad that many call it the “Devil’s Dung.” The foul odor comes from the resin that’s removed from the plant’s stem and root. Asafoetida is a species of the fennel plant but a relative to the carrot. The wicked odor is formed from the organic sulfur compound found as a part of the essential oils. When it comes to the value of the Asafoetida tree, the older – the better, and trees less than 4 years of age are almost worthless.

When buying Asafoetida in the marketplace it will likely be available in three different varieties, one known as tears that are generally sold in Chinese pharmacies and characteristically could have fragments of root and earth. It is usually sold as a paste which is very commonly used as a condiment for flavoring such dishes as curry, to flavor beans, sauces, pickles, and plenty of use it as an alternative to garlic.

A few other unique things that Asafoetida is used for is that if used in recipes regularly it has been advised that it may improve the chances of male fertility. Usually it is used for toothaches as well.

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