Asafoetida is a gum from a variety of giant fennel, which naturally has a strong and pungent smell.
Asafoetida, Giant Fennel
Asafoetida has a strong, tenacious and sulfurous odor.
It is widely used all over the world as an aroma spice in different foodstuff. It’s a very useful spice for those who can’t or won’t eat onion or garlic, as it adds a similar depth and savouriness to food.
Asafoetida is used as a flavoring agent in food and as a traditional medicine for many diseases in many parts of the world.
Asafoetida is an effective remedy for several diseases of the stomach. It is specially considered an ailment for women.
Traditionally it is very much utilized for the treatment of a variety of diseases.