Asafoetida / Perumkayam / The Gods of Food / Ferula assa fcetida
The scientific name of Asafoetida is “Ferula assa fcetida”. Called “Asafcetida” in English, it is called “Perankayam” in Tamil. Asafoetida in Telugu is “Inguva”. In Kannada is “Ingu”. ” Mende du diable” in French.
‘Devils dung and ascent”, also known as “Food of the Gods” in other languages, including English.
Asafoetida is a perennial plant that grows to about 1.5 – 2 m and has a circular leaf structure, with 30-40 leaves. The leaves of the stem have broadleaf sheaths. Flowering knobs are about 10cm thick. Flowers are light yellow. All parts of the plant have a pungent odour.
Asafoetida is obtained by dehydrating the secreted milk from the root of the plant, or the rhizome.
Healthy benefits of Asafoetida
01. Resistance to viruses
Recent studies have shown that Asafoetida inhibits the growth and reproduction of harmful viruses.
02. Resistance to diseases such as asthma and bronchitis
Asthma and bronchitis are two acute respiratory diseases. It is mostly against these diseases.
03. Treatment for Epilepsy
This wonderful Asafoetida is not just a cure and a cure for colds. It is also a powerful epilepsy.
04. A digestive remedy
In today’s lifestyle, humans have easy digestive problems. Asafoetida is a natural armour that can easily prevent such digestive problems. It removes toxins from the human digestive system. Thus, it helps to regulate normal digestion of the stomach and relax the proper digestion process.
05. Birth control benefits
Modern science is still researching contraception. However, historically, Asafoetida has been used as a contraceptive against unwanted pregnancies.
06. Increases physical well-being
Asafoetida helps increase and maintain heart health. It is a useful respiratory medicine against coughing and breathing problems.
This increases blood supply to all tissues and cells. It also ensures the oxygen content of each cell. This reduces physical fatigue by providing an opportunity to repair damaged tissues.
07. Menstruation Relieves Pain
Reduces menstrual pain by adding a few drops of lime to a cup of milk and mixing it with a little bit of Asafoetida, a little bit of fenugreek, and salt.
08. Relieves headaches
It reduces inflammation in the blood vessels of the head. It reduces headaches.
Asafoetida capable of combating viruses with air, Asafoetida should be wrapped in a clean cloth over the right elbow and tied in a clean cloth. It absorbs the energy of the body in the breath and builds immunity.
Care should be taken
Pregnant women should avoid eating Asafoetida