Asafoetida - useful properties and contraindications

Asafoetida is a unique spice, which is obtained by drying the sap of the roots of a plant (called ferula) in order to turn the juice into powder and add it to the rice flour so that the spice has the desired consistency. Despite the specific smell of this plant, it has a unique composition, which, when consumed by man, has a positive effect on his body.

 Useful properties and contraindications of asafoetida

Asafoetida is the birthplace of Asia, but this plant is today valued throughout the world. It takes several months to prepare the spice; a great number of people gather the plant during the ripening season. That is why asafoetida is a unique, valuable and demanded product.

Useful properties and composition

The benefit of asafoetida for the human body is hard to overestimate, thanks to its harmless composition:

  1. The most important and useful component in asafoetida is the milky juice.Its content in this plant reaches 25%. Thanks to this component, asafoetida is often used for medical purposes, as it is an auxiliary element in the treatment of many diseases.
  2. Resin. Its content reaches 60%. It also contains ferulic acid, which is a popular component in cosmetology.
  3. Essential oil reaches 15% of the total content of nutrients in asafotide. It is used to treat stress, depression and other disorders of the nervous system.

Despite its small composition, asafoetida has many healing properties:

  • helps in the treatment of headaches;
  • improves eyesight and is used for the prevention of eye diseases;
  • prevents the development of diseases associated with disorders of the nervous system;
  • helps restore voice;
  • strengthens and helps improve immunity;
  • used to heal bites and prevent poisons from entering the body;
  • is a good addition to the vegetarian table;
  • used to combat flatulence;
  • prevents the development of osteochondrosis;
  • helps to cope with pain in the teeth and gums;
  • is an additional component in the treatment of helminthiasis;
  • has a positive effect on the human reproductive system;
  • helps in the treatment of sprains;
  • helps in the treatment of diseases of the upper respiratory tract;
  • helps to fight pain during menstruation;
  • compresses of asafoetida well treat various diseases of the joints;
  • normalizes the gastrointestinal tract;
  • prevents the reproduction and spread of germs and bacteria throughout the body;
  • slows down the aging process of the skin and the whole body;
  • a great assistant in the fight against convulsions;
  • inhibits excessive oxidation of organic compounds;
  • helps to muffle pain in diseases of the auricles.

Despite the large list of useful properties, before using this miracle plant, it is worth consulting a specialist to prevent an overdose or allergic reactions to components of asafoetida.

Also, do not forget about the rules of storage of asafoetida, so that this plant retains the maximum of its beneficial properties, tiled resin or asafoetida-based powder should be stored in a closed container made of dark glass, in a cool place where the sun's rays do not penetrate.


Asafoetida will be an indispensable product of use for people suffering from:

  • tooth or ear pain;
  • frequent viral diseases;
  • from infertility;
  • regular violations of the digestive system;
  • with constant stress and nervous system disorders;
  • severe cramping during menstruation;
  • from the presence in the body of various parasites.


Asafoetida, due to its harmless composition, is allowed for use by almost all people, however, like any other natural medicine, it has some contraindications for use:

  • It is not recommended to use at high or unstable temperature.
  • Contraindicated in people with individual intolerance to components of asafoetida.
  • Not recommended in the presence of allergic reactions.
  • Forbidden during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Contraindicated in people with various disorders in the work of gastric secretion.
  • It is forbidden with urticaria.


The secrets of using asafoetids are revealed by our ancestors, which is why today there are a great many recipes based on this unique plant.Asafoetida helps to cure various ailments and therefore it is often used for medical and cosmetic purposes. Its benefit can not be overestimated, and the harmless composition of the plant allows its use by a large number of people. We collected the top 10 most effective and time-tested recipes, based on asafotida. If you have not tried this wonderful natural remedy, be sure to use one of the following recipes:

 Recipes with asafoetida

Preparation of drink to reduce pain during menstruation

  • Using a juicer, squeeze out all the juice from two ripe medium pomegranates.
  • Pour the juice into a glass jug and add half a teaspoonful of asafoetida powder.
  • Stir the mixture thoroughly and drink the whole drink at a gulp.
  • It should be used 1-2 times a day with a feeling of severe pain in the lower abdomen.

The course of application - the period of menstruation.

Preparation of lotions to combat inflammation of the gums

  1. Half a teaspoon of lemon juice should be poured into a small glass container.
  2. Then add a pinch of asafoetida to lemon juice.
  3. Mix the mixture well and let it brew for about 5 minutes.
    Dip a wadded disk, piece of gauze or cotton wool into this solution and apply to the place where the gum is inflamed or bleeding.
  4. The lotion with the mixture should be kept at the site of inflammation for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. If the pain has not subsided and the inflammation has not subsided, you can repeat the procedure.

Course application - to cure the problem completely.

Preparation of infusion to combat the high content of gases in the intestine

  • Using a blender or mortar, chop a pinch of fennel and cardamom.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass dish.
  • Then add a pinch of asafoetida to the dish and fill the container with a glass of hot water.
  • Allow the mixture to infuse for 20 minutes and drink in large gulps all at once.

The course of treatment - every time at the first symptoms of flatulence.

Preparation of mouthwash

  1. In a special glass container add a pinch of asafoetida and two pinch of cardamom.
  2. Fill the container with a glass of water and mix the solution thoroughly.
  3. Let the solution infuse for about 20 minutes.
  4. It is necessary to thoroughly rinse the oral cavity with the prepared solution at least 3 times a day.

The course of treatment is until complete recovery and the absence of symptoms of upper respiratory tract disease.

Preparation of a drink to increase the possibility of conceiving a child

  1. Heat the pan and put a piece of butter on it.
  2. When the butter has melted, add a pinch of asafoetida to it.
  3. In a separate glass container, pour 100 grams of goat milk and 5 grams of tasty honey.
  4. Then add the mixture heated in a pan to the glass bowl.
  5. Stir the resulting beverage thoroughly.
  6. Experts recommend using such a tasty and healthy drink daily before breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The course of treatment - a month after a month, before the onset of a long-awaited pregnancy.

Preparation of tinctures for diabetes

  • In a special dish, add a small pinch of myrrh, incense, aloe, cumin and asafoetida.
  • A liter of water is added to the mixture.
  • Put the dishes on the stove and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • After boiling we filter the drink and pour it into a special glass container.
  • It is necessary to use tincture daily in the morning.

The course of admission - a few days.

Preparation of a drink for the treatment of cancer

  • A piece of Heltide and a piece of asafoetida in the form of tile resin.
  • Mix 200 grams of warm milk and delicious honey.
  • We use small pieces of Heltid and asafoetida and wash down with small sips of milk.
  • It is advisable to use fresh milk and fresh honey.

The course of application is about 90 days without interruption.

Before drinking such a drink, you should consult with a specialist who is leading your illness. It will help you determine the correct dosage and duration of use of such an assistant in the treatment of cancer.

Regular use of asafoetida for medicinal purposes will help you to cure a wide variety of diseases. Important aspects before starting to use this plant are: checking for allergic reactions, consulting a specialist, choosing the right recipe, proper storage of the plant in powder form or in tile resin, studying the correct dosage and duration of use individually for your body. If you follow all the rules, you can use asafoetida as an additional component in any treatment or prevention,and diseases will not approach you. Take care of yourself and your health.

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