Results for - Asafoetida

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1. Ferula assafoetida, popularly known as asafoetida, is a dried gum obtained from the tap root of various species of Ferula. It is a perennial herb and is also known as devil's dung, giant fennel, stinking gum, or hing. True to these names, asafetida has a strong pungent smell, but adds a subtle flavor to dishes when cooked with other spices. It is native to Afghanistan, and grows in Turkey, Iraq and India. The plant grows to six to seven feet tall and is not harvested until four years old.Do you use asafoetida in your cooking?

Yes
5%
77 votes
No
73%
1,141 votes
Undecided
3%
48 votes
Not Applicable
19%
291 votes

2. Do you know the benefits of asafoetida?

Yes
4%
67 votes
No
72%
1,121 votes
Undecided
3%
53 votes
Not Applicable
20%
316 votes

3. Which of the these facts are you aware of ?

Asafetida health benefits are many; it is an antiepileptic, antimicrobial, laxative, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antispasmodic, and anti-flatulent agent.
4%
64 votes
Asafetida helps reduce flatulence, digestive disorders, prevents constipation and is an excellent laxative. A pinch of asafetida can be taken with butter milk to reduce flatulence and cleanse the digestive system.
4%
68 votes
Granules of asafetida can be dissolved in water and taken for relieving migraines and headaches. Asafetida is also a natural remedy for colic in babies by placing a small amount of warm asafetida on the baby’s stomach.
3%
53 votes
Asafetida also acts as an anti-coagulant and helps lower blood pressure.
2%
32 votes
Asafetida is favorable for women’s health as it helps counter leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhea, excessive and painful menstruation, and has positive benefits in treating candida infection.
2%
28 votes
Asafetida’s medicinal uses are many, which include the treatment of influenza. Asafetida is beneficial in fighting the swine flu and H1N1 virus. It is also used in treating asthma and bronchitis and is effective is treating colds and the flu in children.
1%
19 votes
It is also considered to have contraceptive properties and is used for contraception in traditional medicine.
1%
14 votes
Asafetida is good protection against triglycerides and cholesterol formed due to excessive fat consumption. However, care needs to be taken when it is used along with blood pressure medication.
1%
19 votes
Asafetida helps in countering the effects of long-term alcohol intake, which can cause severe liver damage and even death. To fight the condition, phytochemicals present in dietary supplement like asafetida are beneficial in avoiding ethanol induced hepat
1%
13 votes
Not Applicable
88%
1,369 votes

4. Which of the following side effects are you aware of?

It can cause unpleasant side effects like vomiting and nausea.
2%
36 votes
Excessive consumption of asafetida can cause irritation in throat, swollen lips, burping, stomach gas, and diarrhea.
3%
47 votes
It can also trigger unfavorable results in persons suffering from central nervous conditions.
3%
46 votes
In some, it cause redness, itching and skin irritation. If there are prolonged skin rashes, skin swelling, and hives, you need to consult a doctor to remedy the allergic reaction.
4%
55 votes
High doses of asafetida can cause dizziness and headaches, which can deter one’s productivity at work.
2%
38 votes
Not Applicable
88%
1,376 votes

5. Do you know it is is used in cooking lentils to reduce gastric problems ? (only a pinch)

Yes
5%
76 votes
No
62%
958 votes
Undecided
4%
63 votes
Not Applicable
30%
460 votes
09/15/2015 Food & Drink 1557 17 By: sharmasimpy

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