Its for sick people
Asafoetida health benifits
Asafoetida contains sulphur, called the Devils Dung due to the smell and bitter taste. It is similar to Onions and bot share sulphur as the main ingredient. Taste is similar to thus used as a spice when cooking lentils.
Attributed Medicinal Properties
It lowers blood preassure , helps IBS , lowers sugar.Its an antidote for flatulence and is also prescribed for respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough. Its smell has led to many unusual medical claims, mostly stemming from the belief that it's foetid odour would act as a deterrent to germs.
One of the strongest - and most pungent - banishing herbs, Asafetida is used in exorcism and purification rituals to deflect hostile magic. This defensive herb can be worn as an amulet to avert the evil eye. In European countries a small piece of the resin would be tied on a string and hung around childrens necks to protect from disease. The shock of the sulfurous smell was once thought to calm hysteria and in the days of the American Wild West it was included in a mixture with other strong spices as a cure for alcoholism.
Asafetida, Assafetida, Assafoetida, Devil's Dung, Devil's Durt, Food of the Gods (Persian), Laser (Roman), Stinking Gum
French: assa foetida, ferulr perisque
German: Asafotida, Stinkender Asant
Indian: hing, hingu, heeng
Plant Description and Cultivation
Asafoetida is grown chiefly in Iran and Afghanistan from where it is exported to the rest of the world. In India it is cultivated in Kashmir.