Asafetida or Asafoetida plant has thick and fleshy roots. It grows in arid and calcareous regions of Asia, such as the arid deserts of Iran and the mountains of Afghanistan and in India and has yellow flowers that form as an inflorescence at the end of the stems. The fruit of this plant is oval and brown in color. From the stem of this plant is extracted a kind of gum called the Asafetida, and has a pungent, almost spicy, smell and smell similar to the unpleasant odor of the sulfur compounds that form the medicinal part of the plant.
Asafetida is very suitable for treating asthma, bronchitis and colds and pediatric flu. This plant is useful for reducing chronic bronchitis and cough because of its antimicrobial properties.
It has contraceptive properties and has been used in traditional medicine as a contraceptive.
Asafetida is a good protective against triglycerides and cholesterol from eating fatty foods. A substance called coumarin in this plant causes blood to dilute.
Due to its anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory properties, it is useful in counteracting the long-term effects of alcohol use such as liver and inflammatory damage.
It contains carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which are useful for strengthening the body.
Other benefits of Asafetida are toothache relief. To do this, mix some of it with lemon juice and place it on your teeth with cotton.