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Botanical Name : Ferula Asafoetida
Asafoetida is known to possess anti flatulent, antiepileptic,antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, anthelminthic, laxative, nervine stimulant and expectorant properties. It is also known toease anxiety due to its sedative qualities. It has dark yellow to greenesh in color with pungent, unpleasant smell. Asafoetida is a perennial plant native to Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. It grows six feet tall from a fleshy taproot and bears composite leaves and umbels of white flowers at its head. Asafoetida produces a gum gathered in summer from the roots of plants at least four years old.
Asafoetida oil is extracted from gum resins of asafoetida plant by the method of cold pressing.
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Asafoetida oil is known to possess anti flatulent, antiepileptic, antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, ntispasmodic, anthelminthic, laxative, nervine stimulant and expectorant properties.
Apart from this, it is considered favorable in getting rid of women’s health issues like leucorrhoea, painful and excessive menstruation.
The antimicrobial benefits of asafoetida oil help in dealing with respiratory problems such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, swine flu and whooping cough.
Asafoetida oil provides relief from flatulence, digestive weakness, Candida and chronic fatigues as well. It also helps lowering blood pressure and thinning the blood
It is an excellent source as a food flavoring agent.
Safety and precautions:
It is unsafe to take asafoetida by mouth if you are pregnant. It might cause a miscarriage. Avoid use.