Hing or Hingu is a calming herb and useful in bloating, distension and digestive disorder having carminative properties. The word Hingu is a Sanskrit synonym meaning – effective in thousand ways.
The English word for Hing is Asafoetida.
The resin is collected as an exudate from the root. Unfortunately hing available in many stores is blended with flour, maize and other additives. Hing is primarily from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and some parts of Kashmir. At Lakshmi Ayurveda we have Hing available without any additives.