Hing, Asafoetida

Asafoetida

Sanskrit name: Hing
Botanical name: Ferula Asafoetida Linn
Habitat: It is native to deserts of Iran, Afghanistan and India

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): pungent
  • Virya (action): heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for vata and kapha

* Doshas (constitutions): Balances Vata and Kapha

General information
Asafetida can help greatly in controlling cholesterol and triglyceride level in the blood, which helps immensely in cardiovascular diseases.

Contraindications
According to Ayurveda, Herbs are taken in combination with other herbs to neutralize the toxicity of one herb with the opposing effect of the other or to enhance the particular effect of one herb with the help of other.

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