30 Benefits of Hing

Asafoetida (Hing) is an ancient Indian spice. It is extracted from the taproot of a perennial herb called Ferula. It is not only used as a spice only but also for medicinal purposes.Ferula grows to a height of 1-1.5 meters. It is mainly cultivated in India.




  • It helps with gas problems. Take a cup of buttermilk, mix it with a pinch of asafoetida and drink. Instead or buttermilk you can use lukewarm water.
  • It helps to cure indigestion.
  • It helps to soothe stomach ache caused by indigestion.
  • It helps in dealing with Hysteria when inhaled.
  • To heal tension and migraine headaches mix one teaspoon of asafoetida with dried ginger, camphor and two spoons of tailed pepper (cubeb),  add some milk and make a paste and apply on the forehead.
  • It helps with sexual problems like premature ejaculation, spermatorrhoea.
  • It helps with controlling diabetes.
  • It can also cure many incurable diseases like cancer.
  • It helps with curing genital infections and sexually transmitted diseases like Trichomonasvaginalis or Trichomoniasis.
  • It helps to relieve from insect bites and snake bites.
  • It helps with toothaches.
  • It is an essential ingredient in the diet for good health of lactating mothers.
  • It helps in relieving chest congestion and release of the phlegm.
  • It is also helpful in dealing with asthma and wheezing problems.
  • Due to its sedative qualities it helps to ease anxiety.
  • Hing can help with blood thinning problems and prevents blood clotting.
  • It helps with reducing dysmenorrhoea and painful menstruation.
  • It can be beneficial for women suffering from leucorrhoea.
  • It can also help with premature laboura and sterility.
  • Its´ root produces natural chemicals that are used in drugs which help in treatment of deadly viruses like swine flu.
  • It can be useful in treatment of internal worms.
  • Herbal oil made from Hing helps with treatment of high cholesterol.
  • It helps to cure corns and calluses when applied directly on skin.
  • It can be used as antidote for opium. Hing can eliminate its effect when given to the patient in the same quantity as opium.
  • It can help with cough problems when mixed for example with dry ginger, honey or tulsi juice.
  • It helps in skin whiting.
  • It stops premature aging.
  • It gives glow to your skin by increasing the supply of oxygen.
  • it controls hair fall and makes hair thicker.
  • It triggers the production of happiness hormone and hampers the production of stress.
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