Asafoetida, commonly called as ‘Hing’ is indispensable to Indian cuisines. Any prosaic dish can be turned tasty by adding heeng to it. Its persisting and penetrating flavor is acceptable to those who are used to it from childhood; few others may not prefer it. This aromatic condiment is not merely confined to adding zing to the food, but has a plethora of medicinal properties to its credit.
Don’t go into a panic attack every time a member of your family coughs or sneezes. Just head towards your kitchen, which is supposedly a storehouse of alternative medicines. And fully exploit this highly valued ingredient of the kitchen, the good old ‘heeng’ to your advantage.
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Asafetida (Heeng) - Medicinal uses/Home remedies
* Make a habit of using hing in your culinary preparations.
*It aids digestion and prevents constipation.
* For gas and flatulence, you may add a pinch of hing to buttermilk with a pinch of salt and drink it after meals.
* In case of stomach ache, a little hing should be dissolved in water and the paste should be applied on the navel.
* A piece of hing placed on an aching tooth, reduces pain.
* Raw asafetida may be given to the patients in lung infections like bronchitis in dosage of 5gm per day.
* It can be fried in ghee and given to the patients suffering from neuro-muscular disorders such as sciatica, facial palsy, paralysis etc. for relief from pain.
* In urinary retention and pain in the bladder region, intake of 5 gm of asafetida fried in ghee, promotes normal voiding of urine.
* It is also useful in menstrual disorders like dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea.
* You can even apply hing on an itching skin for relief.
* Hing is also found to be beneficial for post-partum women.
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