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    Ayurvedic Health Benefits of Asafoetida

    Ayurvedic Health Benefits of Asafoetida

    #Digestion disorders: Asafoetida is traditionally used as carminative. It is effective over various digestive disorders like flatulence, colic and stomach spasm, acidity, intestinal worms, digestive weakness. Minute quantities of Asafoetida in food are beneficial for proper digestion.

    #Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant: Asafoetida is a good anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant agent and helps in relieving various stomach related disorders. Asafoetida is also considered effective in treatment of cholera.

    #Antimicrobial: Asafoetida was used to fight Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. Research also shows that roots of Asafoetida produce natural drug compounds effective over swine flu. Asafoetida along with lemon juice is used in case of toothache.

    #Respiratory disorders: Asafoetida is effective on respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough.

    #Hysteria: Asafoetida has been traditionally used in treatment physical and emotional symptoms related to mood swings and depression. Pungent sulphurous smell of Asafoetida is believed to calm hysteria and Epilepsy.

    #Women related disorders: Traditional medicines use Asafoetida in treatment of problems in women like painful menstruation. There is no adequate research, but Asafoetida has also been reported to have contraceptive activity.

    #Other health benefits: Asafoetida is considered opium antidote and administered on opium addicts. It is also believed to have sedative properties and considered helpful in lowering blood pressure.

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    Mumbai, Maharastra, India
    Asafoetida one of the best species known for its rich medical benefits

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