December 11, 2010

health benefits of asafoetidaAsafoetida (Ferula asafoetida) is a common culinary spice, a perennial plant, known also as Giant Fennel, Hing, Ferula or Devil’s Dung. It is native to India, the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. In ancient times it was believed that Asafoetida can ward off evil spirits and demons. Health benefits of Asafoetida were used in Ancient Rome, where it was consumed along with garlic to banish many common diseases and ailments. In Asia, it was used to treat intestinal parasites and fungal infections. Read the rest of this entry »