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    July 24, 2019 1 min read

    Asafoetida or Hing Powder
    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.

    Hing is used in small quantities, it strong flavour make it a great garlic or onion substitute. Hing always need to be sautéed and should not be used raw (best to sauté in Ghee). It will not only give your food a wonderful flavour, it will help digestion and prevents bloating and wind especially when you are eating legumes.

    The Ayurvedic properties are heating, light and sharp making it is helpful in reducing Vata and Kapha dosha and it increases the pitta dosha.

    Enjoy the benefits of this wonderful herb in your meals! Available at the Lakshmi clinic and online shop. With love from the Lakshmi team, have a great day!