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asfoetida

Asafoetida {Ferula Assafoetida}

 

Asafoetida called Hing in Ayurveda balances Vata and Kapha.

 

 Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste –pungent
  3. Energetics – heating
  4. Main Action: Spasmolytic, eye tonic, carminative
  5. Other Uses:, respiration problems such as asthma, digestive problems, blood purifier, women’s health issues, antiseptic, anticonvulsive, nervine, sedative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and used for hysteria, and depression

 

Modern Research

It has studied for its value as an antioxidant, anti-cancer agent, antiviral, antibacterial. There is some scientific evidence that the chemicals in asafoetida might help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and also might protect against high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides. Chemicals called coumarins in asafoetida can thin the blood.

 

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