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Asafoetida

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Asafoetida is an ingredient used in Indian cooking Also known as:
Asant, Giant Fennel, Jowani Badian, Hing

Description:
Ferula assafoetida is used to make asafoetida. It has a bad smell but when used in cooking enhances the flavours of the dish

Commonly used in:
Condiments, Pickles, Dal, Gravies and medical applications like digestive,  anti-flatulent, anti-microbial.

Health benefit:
Helps lowering blood pressure and as an anti-coagulant, helps in menstrual cycles, digestive disorders, reduce flatulence, excellent laxative and prevents constipation among the many health benefits of asafoetida

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