This is a spice that grows in Persia and other parts of the world… and the roots are ground to make the herb.
Asafoetida is a great herb that works wonders for impotence… mixed with clarified butter and homey and for 30 to 40 days will do the trick.
For women Asafoetida is wonderful for sterility, leucorrhea, PMS, premature labor, and more… it promotes the secretion of progesterone.
Asafoetida is relaxing and sedative and can be used for children who are nervous. And it lifts the mood and thus helps with depression. It also lowers blood pressure, helps with asthma, coughs, colds, flues and other respiratory diseases.
Asafoetida is a good anti-inflammatory agent, antiviral agent… and also a good antioxidant too… and works great for GI distress including acid stomach, GI spasm, and even colic.
Asafoetida is one of the few herbs that some people say works well for overcoming addition to opium too. And if applied to the gums it works well for toothaches.
If you like beans and veggies that give you gas, then add a little asafetida to your food… and you won’t suffer from gas at all… and Asafoetida has strong garlic like flavor that works well in most food.
Some people love the flavor, and others don’t, so give it a try and see if you like it!
You can find Asafoetida in Supermarkets, Health Food Stores, and on-line.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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