Benefits Of Hing (Asafoetida)


Hing (Asafoetida) is one of the important kitchen ingredients used in many Indian/ Nepalese recipes. it has a hyped herbal formula for both unmatched and proven medical benefits. Know this powerful rhizome root’s miraculous nature.

What Is Hing (Asafoetida)


Hing (Asafoetida)is a culinary herb and the roots of this Rhizome plant are dried to form a gum-like substance. This dried latex (gum) is Hing (Hing). It has a foul/pungent smell and is more commonly called as Hing in India. This plant is a native of Iranian countries and Afghanistan. However, its widespread use and cultivation are also prevalent in and nearby the Indian Sub-continent.

Benefits Of Hing (Asafoetida)

1. Anti-Ageing Benefits:

This herbal spice makes an amazing anti-aging agent. It offers the goodness of reducing wrinklesHing can be mixed with rose water and fuller’s earth to form an effective anti-wrinkle face mask.

  1. Sprinkle Hing to the mixture and beat well to form a thin paste.

  2. Apply on face and massage for 15 minutes.

This amazing face mask offers freedom from wrinkles and age spots. It has the power to make you look 10 years less from your actual age.

2. Skin Whitening Benefits:

Hing can be used as a whitening agent that promotes fairness and demotes dark spots, acne marks and oiliness. It naturally hampers the production of Tyrosine in the skin. Tyrosine promotes the production of melanin in human skin that leads to skin darkening, premature aging and dullness.

3. Anti-Acne Benefits:

Do you have a troubled acne affected skin? Hing might be just the magic ingredient that you were missing in your skin care regimen till now. This amazing herbal formula hampers the production of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. It makes skin conditions unfavorable for the growth of bacteria. Thus, it can put an end to your year’s long acne as well.

4. Anti-Dryness Benefits:

Pollution and stress leave the skin and hair dry and damaged. Hing works like a dryness repairing agent that offers smooth and moist skin. It can erase all the visible signs of skin dryness like dullness, peel, cracking, freckles, wrinkles and pigmentation.

5. Hair Conditioning Benefits:

Hing can also be used to make hair conditioning masks. It effectively works to trap moisture in the scalp. This amazing benefit makes it a deep moisturizing product that can control the problem of hair dryness and frizz to a large extent.

  1. Mix yogurt, green tea extract and almond oil in a bowl.

  2. Add Hing to the mixture and beat well.

  3. Apply on hair from the roots to tips and leave to dry for 1 hour.

  4. Wash with lukewarm water.

This amazing hair mask offers the goodness of improving scalp health against dryness. It makes hair smooth, shiny and stronger too.

6. Scalp Health Maintenance:

Scalp gives rise to hair follicles. When the scalp health dis-orients, it directly turns the hair roots weaker. This leads to hair fall and hair damage. Hing restores and maintains the normal PH level of the scalp. It also keeps the scalp safe from sweat, oil and acne. It naturally removes the scalp issues like acne, oil, dandruff and dryness. As a result, the overall hair strength, texture and quality improve.

7. Anti-Viral Benefits:

This is just the beginning of a long list of health benefits this amazing herbal spice offers. Latest studies have proven that Hing constricts and hampers the growth and reproduction of harmful viruses like H1N1. When this herbal spice comes in contact with influenza causing virus H1N1, it triggers the production of natural antibiotics against a viral attack. Detailed researches and independent studies are being carried out until today to find more about the amazing benefits of this herbal formula against other viral agents as well. To sum up, this amazing edible ingredient offers strong immunity against influenza viral infection.

8. Anti-Asthmatic Benefits:

Asthma and bronchitis are two acute respiratory syndromes. Hing is a natural foe to these respiratory syndromes largely. It triggers the production of natural antibodies as soon as a person catches a cold. This powerful boost in immunity triggers the process of easing respiration. Thus, it is a powerful remedy against cold, asthma and bronchitis.

9. Anti-Epileptic Benefits:

The amazing Hing health benefits are not just curtailed by the traditional means of treating cough and cold. The spice is also a powerful anti-epileptic Unani medicine. Unani is the ancient science of treating diseases. It is still prevalent and a natural way of preventing diseases largely. However, be careful of using Hing as a preventive measure against epilepsy. In cases of having confirmed epilepsy, you must seek the advice of a certified doctor.

10. Digestive Benefits:

Current lifestyle, devoid of much movement and physical work, leads to digestive problems easily. Hing is a natural armor of preventing and curing such digestive issues easily. It flushes out the toxins from the human digestive tract. It is a natural foe to such toxins that slow down the process of digestion in humans. Thus, it helps in easing the process of proper digestion by restoring the normal PH level of the stomach. It successfully offers freedom from the most common problem of improper digestion i.e constipation.

11. Healing Benefits:

Hing has an ancient history of being used as a healing medicine for stomach injuries as well. Current studies have proven the efficiency of this marvellous herbal genius in treating wounds and burns. Direct application to wounds in the form of a paste reduces the wound appearance and lessens pain too.

12. Anti-Acidic Benefits:

Hing works like a natural alkali that dilutes excessive acids in the stomach. It eases intestinal gastric issues as well. Thus, it is an amazing anti-flatulent agent that eases the gastric and acidic pain.

13. Mood Elevating Benefits:

Hing is also known for its mood-elevating benefits. This is not a drug, but a herbal formula that triggers the production of happiness hormone and hampers the production of stress. This is a powerful stress managing spice that should be used with caution. Do not incline to its use if you have a declared history of mania.

14. Anti-Depressive Benefits:

Hing has historically been used as an anti-depressive medicine. Its ability to induce happiness and decrease the thoughts of failure and negativity makes it a powerful natural anti-depressant too.

15. Increases Metabolism:

This amazing health benefit aids multiple health issues. Hing increases the body’s metabolism largely. This improves digestion. Thus, it triggers fat metabolism too. This hampers the circulation of LDL (bad cholesterol) in human blood. Thus, Hing keeps you safe of all the heart problems resulting from cholesterol formation and accumulation.

16. Increases Physical Well Being:

Hing works towards increasing and maintaining the heart health

17. Anti-Impotency Benefits:

Hing is a powerful natural ingredient that can be used to treat a few problems related to impotency. It increases sexual drive in females and offers freedom from the problem of premature ejaculation largely. It is already a proven stress regulator. This also aids in improving the sexual drive of males.

18. Worm Repellent:

Maybe, the pungent smell of Hing works in favor of its worms repelling benefit. It should be taken at night with warm water. It flushes out the intestinal worms when taken regularly with Ajwain.

19. Eases Menstrual Cramps:

Menstrual Cramps are nightmares for all women suffering from them. Hing eases this problem by reducing pain sensation around the waist and lower abdomen. Thus, it can be used at times of extreme menstrual cramps to ease an ongoing pain sensation.





Reference:  Several Health Journals/Web