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Asafoetida Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
English Name
Botanical Name
Ferula Asafoetida, Ferula Jaeschkeana
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
A Wei, E Wei
Homeopathic Name
Asafoetida   -   Mother Tincture

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Nutrients in Asafoetida

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Parts Used

Resins, Juice, Leaf, Root

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Asafoetida

The raw or uncooked herb can results in nausea or vomiting.
Usage of Asafoetida for a long period can lead to irritation in Throat, Gas, Diarrhea, and burning urination.
It should be avoided during pregnancy. It may disturb the menstrual cycle, and it is popular for inducing miscarriage.
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Asafoetida is a plant.
It is perennial.
It belongs to the Parsley/Carrot family.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 1.5 M.
It is best used for Indigestion.
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Materia Medica for Asafoetida

Asafoetida General

Asafoetida is known as Hing in ayurveda. Its botanical name is Ferula Asafoetida. It is a dried gum obtained from the tap root of various species of Ferula.
It has a strong pungent smell, but adds a delicate flavor to dishes when cooked with other spices. It is one of the widely used spices. Since ancient times it has been famous for its medicinal values. It has been used in very small quantity in comparison to other spices. It is used in powder or granulate form. Stored in a air tight container so that its fragrance remain as it is. It treats a number of Health issues.
Asafoetida is good herbal remedy to tackle digestive problems. It has the laxative property and tones the Digestive Tract. It has anti inflammatory and anti oxidant actions, This eliminates the Flatulence from the gastrointestinal tract. Adding Asafoetida to your food may help you to get rid of gastric problems.
Asafoetida is a good herbal treatment for Indigestion. It alleviates the intestinal worms and help in treating bowel disorders.
In case of insects bite its poultice has been used on affected region.
Want to get rid from Earache? Melody is Asafoetida. It has a soothing effect and calm down the Pain in the Ear.
It is a nutritive tonic for the Skin. It is used to treat Acne and Blemishes.
It has beneficial factors in treating pulmonary disorders. The antimicrobial properties help in fighting the infections caused by microorganisms.
It has antiinflammatory and antiviral properties. These factors cope up with the diseases like Asthma, Bronchitis, H1N1 Flu, Cold and Cough. It acts as a nutritive tonic for respiratory system.
The antibacterial action of Asafoetida fights for infection in the Mouth. It gives relief from toothache and prevents the risk of dental cavities. In short keeps a good dental care in all aspects.
It acts as a anticoagulant and improves the blood circulation. It prevents the blood clots and treats high blood pressure.
It is beneficial in reducing headache caused by Migraine and Cold.
Asafoetida is a good herbal remedy for menstrual problems. It tones the muscles and reduces the Pain. To get rid off heavy menses take Asafoetida.
Its antiparasitic action reduces the risk of Sexually transmitted diseases. Pregnant ladies consume Asafoetida , after their delivery, because it cleanse the Uterus.
For men Health, it is beneficial in treating Erectile Dysfunction. It can be used internally and externally too.
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Asafoetida for Low Blood Pressure

Use Asafoetida in your daily meals.

Asafoetida for Belching

Take small pieces of Asafoetida. Fry them in a little oil. Crush them. Add ½ tsp to a glass of buttermilk. Drink 4-5 times a day.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Hysteria

Asafoetida ( Hing ) is good herbal remedy for Hysteria.
Smell leaves or resin of Asafoetida.

Asafoetida for Toothache

Take half teaspoon of Asafoetida powder and mix in 2 teaspoons of Lemon juice. Heat it slightly. Apply the solution using a cotton pad over affected Tooth.

Asafoetida for Stomach Problems

Add 1 tsp Asafoetida powder in a cup of warm water. Dip a cloth in it and use it as fomentation.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Diabetes

Mix 2 teaspoons of Bitter Gourd ( Karela ) juice in quarter teaspoon of Asafoetida powder. Consume it.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Flatulence

Make a paste of Asafoetida ( Hing ) powder with water. Apply it on your Stomach. Within 10 minutes you feel light. Wash after 20 minutes.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Digestive Disorders

Mix half tablespoon Asafoetida ( Hing ) in a glass of water and drink twice a day.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Gastroenteritis

Drink a glass of hot water with mixed half tablespoon Asafoetida ( Hing ). Repeat twice a day.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Gastroparesis

Asafoetida ( Hing ) is a good digestive remedy. It curbs all digestive disorders and also expels the excess gas.
Put quarter a teaspoon of Asafoetida ( Hing ) in a glass of lukewarm water. Stir and let it dissolve completely. Have it daily.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Stings

Prepare a paste by rubbing Asafoetida ( Hing ) pieces against a hard surface with few amount of water. Apply this paste over the affected area.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Acne

Blend 1 to 2 teaspoons of Asafoetida ( Hing ) powder with water to make a paste. Apply this paste directly on your affected skin area.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Anorexia

Consume Asafoetida ( Hing ) and clarified butter ( Ghee ) mixture together once a day to get best results.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Corns

Apply crushed Asafoetida leave paste directly over the affected areas.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Callus

Take Asafoetida leaves and crush them to make a paste. Apply this paste over the affected areas.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Indigestion

Mix a pinch of Asafoetida powder in one cup of Buttermilk. Consume it. It will provide relive from Gas Problems.
You can also use lukewarm water instead of Buttermilk.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) for Women Diseases

Fry 12 grams of Asafoetida resin in Clarified Butter ( Ghee ). Mix it in half cup of Goat Milk and add 1 teaspoon of Honey in it. Consume it 3 times a day for one month.

Asafoetida ( Hing ) as Aphrodisiac

Asafoetida acts as a potent Aphrodisiac when used 300 to 1000 mg.
Sprinkle Asafoetida over your daily meals.
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Herbal Treatment For Constipation 1

Grind 3 leaf buds of Acacia Concinna with 1/4 tsp Tamarind paste, 2 tsp Mint leaves and 2 tsp of Coriander leaves. Add Asafoetida, Black Pepper and Salt to taste. Mix it in cooked Rice and eat.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 4

Grind Carom, Asafoetida, Cardamom, and Cubeb seperately. Extract one cup Bitter Apple juice. Take 1/4 teaspoon powder of each herb. Mix all in juice. Add rocksalt according to your taste. Drink half in the morning and half at night for 7 days.
Caution : Excess may cause Vomiting and Nausea.

Herbal Treatment For Ulcers 2

Add 1/4 cup of Horse Gram ( Kulthi in India ), a pinch of Asafoetida ( Hing in India ) and 2 pinches each of dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Liquorice ( Mulethi in India ). Boil. Take daily with One tablespoon Honey ( Shehad in India ) for 30 Days.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 6

Add 2 pinches of Asafoetida powder in a roasted Brinjal and take.

Herbal Treatment For Premature Ejaculation Massage 1

Mix the following essential oils in a carrier oil.
Carrier oil : Jasmine suggested (100 ml)
Essential Oils : 5 drops each : Clove oil. Black Pepper. Asafoetida. Acmella Oleracea . Withania Somnifera . Saffron. Musk.
Massage the penis with this oil once a day, for two months. Do not wipe off the residue oil.
Method of massage : Apply oil liberally. Massage from the root of the penis to the glans. Glans must be included in the massage. Penis should be in semi erect condition. Massage for at least 15 minutes every day.
If essential oils are not available. This oil can be infused with the herbs at home.
Take 200 ml sesame oil in a small bowl. Place it in another pan with water. Put on low heat. Take a large pinch of all the above herbs. Semi powder them in a small grinder. Add to the oil. Leave on very low heat for about two hours or till all the ingredients have changed colour. . Monitor the heat. Do not overheat. Oil must not smoke. Add 200 ml Jasmine oil. Store. Use every day. It will have the same effect as the essential oils.

Herbal Treatment For Earache 1

Extract the juice of ripe yellow leaves of Sodom ( Madar ). Take quarter teaspoon of it and add same amount of Sesame Oil ( Til Ka Tel ). Now, add quarter teaspoon of Sweet Flag ( Ghorvach ) powder, Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) , Garlic ( Lehsun ) and 2 teaspoon of Asafoetida ( Hing ) powder. Boil the mixture until it gets thick. Filter it through a piece of cloth. Cool it and use as ear drops.

Herbal Treatment For Ear Discharge 3

Mix 3 g of each of the following herbs :
Sodom ( Madar ) leaves juice, Sesame Oil ( Til Ka Tel ), powder of Sweet Flag ( Ghorvach ), Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) and Garlic ( Lehsun ). Add 12 g Asafoetida ( Hing ) powder in it. Boil until it gets thick. Filter through a piece of cloth. Cool it and use as an ear drop.

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Ache 5

Take half teaspoon Arjuna bark powder and 1/4 teaspoon powdered Asafoetida. Add Salt according to your taste. Have it with lukewarm water once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 9

Fry one gram Asafoetida in purified butter. Add 3 tsp Celery seeds and half tsp Black Salt in it. Take 3 g with lukewarm water twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Epilepsy 3

Mix 5 grams root powder of Drumstick with Rock Salt and Asafoetida. Take.

Herbal Treatment For Hysteria 2

Prepare a decoction of Drumstick bark with Rock Salt and Asafetida. Drink.

Herbal Treatment For Ascites 2

Take One tablespoon decoction of Drumstick Tree bark with Rock Salt and Asafoetida.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 6

Grind dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Salt, toasted Asafoetida ( Hing in India ), Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) and Dodder ( Amar Bel in India ) together. Take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day with water.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 19

Grind dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Cumin ( Jira in India ) seed, Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ), toasted Asafoetida ( Hing in India ) and Basil ( Tulsi in India ) leaves together. Boil 5 grams powder in 150 ml water and take.

Herbal Treatment For Hysteria 4

Prepare decoction of Horseradish root bark. Add little Rock Salt and Asafoetida. Drink one cup daily.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 9

Grind Asafoetida. Mix Turmeric by adding little water. Prepare tablet. Put it between the affected teeth.

Herbal Treatment For Cholera 6

Add a pinch of Asafoetida powder in 100 ml Onion juice. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 14

Make a soup of Tamarind by adding Asafetida, Sugar, Rock Salt. Take 1/4th cup two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Gastric Catarrh 4

Boil 1 cup of water with a pinch of Asafoitida powder with Cumin seed. Remove from heat. Add Turmeric mixed water in it. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Vitiligo 2

Add 10 g Asafoetida powder in 100 g Cucumber juice. Drink it early in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 20

Take following herbs in equal quantity :
Sweet Flag ( Ghorvach in India ),
Asafoetida ( Hing in India )
Aconitum Heterophyllum ( Atvika in India )
Ginger ( Adrak in India )
Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India )
Long Pepper ( Pippali in India )
Grind them to make powder. Take 2 g of it with lukewarm water once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 17

Take half cup juice of Bael ( Bel ).
Now Boil half cup of water. Let it be cool. Mix in juice. Add 2 pinches Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ) powder, a pinch of powdered Asafoetida ( Hing ) and half teaspoon of Carom ( Ajvain ) powder. Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 18

Take Celery seeds, Cumin and Asafoetida in equal quantity. Grind them to make powder. Take quarter tsp of it 10 mins. before your meal.

Herbal Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome 5

Take 20 gram Clove , 10 gram Cinnamon powder, 5 gram Cardamom and 6 gram Asafoetida powder. Grind to make powder. Take 1 teaspoon with warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Respiratory Diseases 1

Combine quarter teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, half teaspoon of Onion juice, half teaspoon of Betel ( Pan ) leaf juice and 2 teaspoons of Honey. Consume it thrice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Amebiasis 1

Take 2 g each of Black Pepper, Asafoetida and Poppy seeds. Grind them to make powder. Divide them in 10 parts. Take 1 pill four times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 22

Take 3 parts of both Asafoedita ( Hing in India ) and Atractylodes and 2 teaspoons of Cumin Seed ( Jira in India ), Caraway Seed ( Shahi Jeera in India ), Long Pepper ( Pippali in India ), Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Dandelion ( Dudal in India ), Slippery Elm, Green Citrus Peel and Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ).
Grind all these together and make a fine powder.
Take One tablespoon after meals.
It improves digestion and relieves gas.

Herbal Treatment For Menses Scanty 4

Put a small piece of Asafoetida ( Asafoetida ) in a petal of Rose ( Gulab ). Rap and take it once a day with lukewarm milk. You will see the result in 2 to 3 days.

Herbal Treatment For Hoarseness 7

Take the following herbs :
Asafoetida : Hing : Powdered : 1 tablespoon
Brown Mustard : Lal Sarson : Seeds : Powdered : 1 tablespoon
Saffron : Kesar : Powdered : 1 tablespoon
Black Pepper : Kali Mirch : Powdered : 1 tablespoon
Put all ingredients in a bottle. Add one tablespoon of Honey ( Shehad ). Have half teaspoon mixture and suck it. Do it twice or thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Breast Pain 1

Take a Egg Yolk ( Ande Ki Jardi ). Batter completely. Add half teaspoon powdered Asafoetida ( Hing ). Mix. Massage the affected area with finger tips for 10 minutes at night.

Herbal Treatment For Difficult Menses 4

Take 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera ( Gheekumari ) pulp. Add half tablespoon jaggery ( Gur ) and little amount of Asafoetida ( Hing ). Mix well. Have a pinch of this mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Hiccups 7

Mix One tablespoon powdered Asafoetida ( Hing ) with One tablespoon Clarified Butter ( Ghee ). Take for instant relief.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 26

Mix a Pinch of Asafoetida ( Hing in India ) and quarter teaspoon of dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder in a cup of warm water. Add some Black Salt ( Kala Namak in India ) and drink it.

Herbal Treatment For Gastroparesis 3

Roast a tablespoon of Carom ( Ajvain ) seeds. Grind them. Add quarter a teaspoon of powdered Asafoetida ( Hing ) and half a teaspoon of Black Salt ( Kala Namak ). Have half a teaspoon of prepared mixture with lukewarm water. It reduces the pain and solves the problem.

Herbal Treatment For Earache 11

Heat a half teaspoon of Asafoetida ( Hing ) in Coconut Oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ). Leave it at room temperature for cooling. Apply this oil inside the ears. It helps in reducing the pain in the ear.

Herbal Treatment For Dental Diseases 2

Blend Asafoetida ( Hing ) pieces with Lemon ( Nimboo ) juice to make a paste. Dab a cotton ball in it. Apply it on the affected tooth to get relief.

Herbal Treatment For Skin Rashes 1

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons Asafoetida ( Hing ) powder in a half cup of Yogurt ( Dahi ). Apply this mixture over the affected area to reduce skin rashes.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 11

Dip few Asafoetida ( Hing ) pieces with 2 to 3 Cloves ( Long ) in half bowl of water. Leave it for overnight. Gargle with this water daily to avoid bad breath.

Herbal Treatment For Difficult Menses 6

Pour a pinch of Asafoetida, half teaspoon of Fenugreek powder and a pinch of Salt in one cup of Buttermilk. Mix them well and drink it.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 45

Combine quarter teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, half teaspoon of Onion juice, half teaspoon of Betel ( Pan ) leaf juice and 2 teaspoons of Honey. Consume it thrice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Depression 5

Mix 1 teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, 1 teaspoon of dried Ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of Camphor powder, 2 teaspoons of Tailed Pepper in milk to make a paste. Apply over your forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 18

Combine 1 teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, 1 teaspoon of dried Ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of Camphor powder, 2 teaspoons of Tailed Pepper in milk to make a paste. Apply over your forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 31

Add 1 tablespoon each of dried Ginger powder, Long pepper powder, Curry leaf powder, Carom ( Ajwain ) powder, Black pepper powder, Cumin powder and Asafoetida in 1 teaspoon of Sesame Oil and fry this mixture. Add a pinch of Rock Salt in it. Consume 1 teaspoon of this mixture with steamed rice.
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Queries on Asafoetida
Vikas ( India )
24 Sep 2016
Can heeng cures impotency if yes then what is a home remedy for curing impotency problem and in how many days heeng cures impotency
27 Sep 2016
Yes Hing can be used to cure impotence.
You may use it as--------
Add a pinch of hing powder in a glass of warm water, mix and drink it every morning. Include hing in your diet, add a pinch in your soup or veggies whenever you prepare meals
Ashish ( India )
24 Sep 2016
I am taking aswagandha powder for curing impotency from yesterday how long I take in how many days asshwagandha powder show results
26 Sep 2016
Ashish ..
Take Ashwagandha powder for 1 week. Take only half teaspoon with warm milk once in a day. . Taken only for 7 days.
Take Asparagus ( Shtavari known as Hindi ) for 1 month. You may take it as fresh salad. Or buy the capsules.\ You can write back to us after one week.
Aakash ( Goa )
04 Nov 2016
Which is the best herbal remedy for IBS and bloating .
I am suffering pls help
11 Nov 2016
Aakash We advise you to avoid fast foods and oily foods. Most of these food products are made of all purpose flour, and it is not easily digested by our bodies. it takes time and may stick to the intestines. And if this happens on regular basis, it may damage the intestines.
We suggest you the following regimen, please follow at least for a month.
1. Have 1 tablespoon of Gooseberry juice.
2. Boil two big spoons of Fennel and take this for 15 days.
3. Take a few leaves of Basil, Mint and half lemon. Fill a water bottle and add all ingredients in that bottle. Drink this water for whole day. Fill fresh water bottle in the first half and second half.
4. We also recommend you to go for yoga daily. Do some asans that are good for your abdominal muscles and improves digestion.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Hassan ( Kenya )
23 Jan 2017
How can I use asafoetode as an antibiotics against bacteria
Sobti Meira
22 Mar 2017
Can be added to the meals while cooking them. Or, you may apply it with turmeric on the affected area, in order to cure skin infection.
The application depends on te disease.
Preeti ( India )
22 Mar 2017
hing will start period ?
Mohita Sharma
22 Mar 2017
Do you suffer from delayed periods?
What is your exact problem Preeti?
You will have to explain in detail so that you can get an appropriate cure.
21 Jan 2018
Sir I have pcod Is heeng good for pcod
Mani kumar ( India/haryana )
30 Mar 2017
Can I use this asafoetida with honey for my penis massage?
Ranil Kaith
31 Mar 2017
Why do you want to use this on your Penis ?
What is the disease that you wish to cure ?
27 Apr 2017
Penis curved downward and feeling uneasy for regular sex.
Can this cure the problem if I apply?
Please reply with remedies, if it doesn't work out for my problem.
Ranil Kaith
31 May 2017
Rajesh. Massage may help you. I am not really sure. Did you go to a doctor ? What did your doctor say ?
Raja ( India )
12 May 2017
How to increase penis size?
Sagar ( India )
13 Jun 2017
Asafoetida use is beneficial for how many days for the teeth need a and paid problem
Harman ( India )
20 Jun 2017
how to use hing for erectile dsynfuctionand for how many days
17 Jul 2017
Add a pinch of Hing while preparing your food daily. The best herb for your erectile dysfunction is Mucuna Pruriens and Cordyceps capsules. You may try them
Praveen ( India )
10 Oct 2017
Does honey with hing can cure curvness of penis .....
Plzzz reply...
Patel Ajay ( Gujarat, India. )
01 Dec 2017
i am working in gulf, 44 year old and i am suffering erectile dysfunction, please advise me with remedy.
can you please give me name of penis enlargement medicine.
Awaiting for your positive response.

Thanks & regards,
Ajaykumar Patel
GSM 968 90148501
18 Jan 2018
Dear ajay how long u feeling with this problem..there is no medicine for enlarge the pennis...strong errection make u r pennis large and strong..
Shaik ( India )
21 Jan 2018
Is heeng good for pcod
14 Aug 2018
How to use asafoetida for diabetes
20 Mar 2019
Hing ll help to getting delayed period?
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