Asafoetida, also known as Hing, is a time-honoured herb loaded with immense health benefits and has an eminent place in traditional medicine. Asafoetida is a great source of Protein, Fiber, Carbohydrates, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Niacin, Carotene and Riboflavin.
Here are some health benefits of Asafoetida :
Reduce Stomach Discomfort
Asafoetida is an astounding remedy to treat various kinds of stomach problems. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiflatulent properties that help ease problems like indigestion, upset stomach, intestinal gas, intestinal worms, flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Numerous compounds in Asafoetida may have the potential to treat or prevent Cancer. These compounds primarily act as antioxidants or help to boost the potency of other antioxidants present in the body. Two of the most widely researched compounds are Umbrelliprenin and Ferulic Acid, both of which help to prevent the development of new cancer cells.
Cures Respiratory Problems
Powerful medicinal properties of Asafoetida may treat respiratory problems like Cold, Asthma, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Dry Cough and Chest congestion.
Due to its anti-inflammatory property, Asafoetida can eliminate the pain of a headache and migraine quite effectively by improving blood flow in the capillaries and eliminating excess free radicals.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Asafoetida is a natural blood thinner and can help to lower blood pressure. It is packed with Coumarin, a compound that aids in improving the blood flow and blood thinning, thereby preventing blood clotting.
Relieves Menstrual Cramps
Asafoetida helps women to get rid of menstrual pain, irregular menstruation and heavy blood flow during menstruation. It improves progesterone secretion and encourages smooth blood flow and hence provide relief from these common issues.
Asafoetida can also be used as a skin whitening agent that can debase dark spots and acne marks. It takes control of tyrosine production that promotes melanin production that can lead to darkening of the skin, premature ageing and dullness in human skin.
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