Asafetida Herbal Remedies
Asafetida has been recommended for hysteria, coughs, flatulence, indigestion, to treat bedwetting children, and as an antispasmodic. It has been used in similar ways to garlic for hypertension and as an anticoagulant. Its primary use is in cooking, particularly in Indian cuisine. Adding a pinch of asafetida to beans while cooking is said to prevent gas and bloating. Asafetida is also called "devil's dung," which reflects its intense smell. Asafetida has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of HOT.
Asafetida Proper Dose
|Asafetida Capsules||2-3 capsules 2 x daily|
Asafetida Reference Information
|Latin Name||Ferula asafoetida|
|Other Names||Devil's dung|
|Part Used||Resinous Exudate|
|Herb Forms||Powder, capsules.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Nervous system, Respiratory system|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy.|
|Botanical Info||A large branching perennial.|
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