Benefits Of Adding Hing To Your Food
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Indian food is not complete without asafoetida, also known as hing, especially the curries and dals. The gum resin, or dried sap, of Ferula plant roots, is known as asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida). It is usually dried, made into a coarse, yellow powder, and used either in cooking or as medicine. Its distinctive flavour and scent can make any bland dish interesting. Additionally, it is well known for its many health advantages. Due to its carminative, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, sedative, and diuretic qualities, it occupies a significant position in traditional medicine. Asafoetida is referred to as the Food of the Gods due to its healing and medicinal properties. This plant is indigenous to Afghanistan and the Iranian nations. However, the Indian Sub-Continent and areas adjacent also utilise and cultivate it extensively.

Here are some benefits of hing-

Reduces Stomach Issues

Thanks to its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory qualities, hing is a natural remedy for stomach problems like gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal worms, and flatulence. Add a pinch of hing to gravies and dals to consume every day. Another choice is to mix some hing with water and consume it regularly.

Rich In Antioxidants

Antioxidants can be found in abundance in asafoetida. These substances aid in defending your cells from potential harm from unstable chemicals known as free radicals. Antioxidants may therefore aid in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and chronic inflammation. Particularly, it has been shown that asafoetida contains significant levels of phenolic chemicals, such as tannins and flavonoids, which are well-known for their strong antioxidant effects.

Relieves Menstrual Pain

Asafoetida can help you out by reducing cramps and lower abdominal and back pain associated with menstruation. Being a natural blood thinner, it facilitates smooth blood flow without negatively affecting any aspect of your body. Additionally, it increases progesterone release, which encourages easy blood flow and lessens pain. Take a cup of buttermilk with a pinch of asafoetida, fenugreek powder, and salt during periods.

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Prevents Asthma

There are two acute respiratory syndromes: asthma and bronchitis. The main natural enemy of these respiratory disorders is asafoetida. As soon as someone develops a cold, it starts the body's natural immune system to produce antibodies. This significant immune boost starts the respiratory process of relaxation. As a result, it is an effective treatment for bronchitis, asthma, and colds.

Increases Metabolism

Asafoetida significantly speeds up the body's metabolism and enhances digestion. As a result, it also activates fat metabolism. LDL (bad cholesterol) circulation in human blood is hampered as a result. Asafoetida also protects you from any cardiac issues brought on by the creation and buildup of cholesterol.