With its characteristic obnoxious yucky smell, Asafoetida or Hing is an important ingredient used in Indian vegetarian cuisine. This spice not only used for adding a special flavor to food but also as a home remedy for many common health ailments. One of the well known benefits of hing is its effectiveness in indigestion. To treat digestion related problems, the best way is to add it consume it on an everyday basis by adding it in curries and food. If you feel a heavy stomach, you can get a quick relief from this by adding a few small pieces of hing in half a cup of water and drink it.
Another well known use of hing is in toothache. When you do not have a quick access to a doctor or pharmacy and a tooth pain strikes, best home remedy is to put a little of hing powder along with the ached tooth, to get a instant relief from the toothache.
Coumarins present in Hing helps in thinning of blood and prevent blood clotting. The anticoagulant property along with its healing effects helps to protect against high triglycerides and cholesterol and lower down the blood pressure levels.