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Mostly, asafetida is used in vegetables and pulses, so it is also known as ‘Bagharani’. It is greasy juice of pherula phoitis named plant. Its plant is 60-90 centimeters high. Mostly, its plant is found in the hill areas of Iran, Afghanistan Turkistan, BluchistanName in different languages:

English       :        Asafoetida

Sanskrit     :        Sahasravedhi

Hindi          :        Hing

Bengali      :        Hingu

Marathi      :        Hing

Gujarati     :         Hing

Tamil         :         Parugae

Tailing        :        Enguva

Malayalam :         Porucae

Parsian      :        Angel

Arabic        :        Hilsati

Latin          :        Pherulanathenks

Introduction:

          Mostly, asafetida is used in vegetables and pulses, so it is also known as ‘Bagharani’. It is greasy juice of pherula phoitis named plant. Its plant is 60-90 centimeters high. Mostly, its plant is found in the hill areas of Iran, Afghanistan Turkistan, Bluchistan, Kabul and khurasan. If someone scratches the leaves and bark of asafetida lightly, a type of milk comes out from it, which turns into gum after drying on the tree. This gum is filled in leather thereafter it is dried. It is called asafetida. The asafoetida, which is used by physicians, is called Heera asafetida. It is the best asafoetida. 

          Mostly, it is found in our country. It cures many types of diseases. Physicians say that asafetida should be toasted before use. There are four kinds of it that are found in markets as- Kandhri, Europiyo vanijya, bharat varshiya and vapida asafoetida.

Colour: It is white, light pink, yellow and dirty.

Taste: It is bitter and offensive.

Nature: Asafetida is dry and hot in nature.

Precaution: It can harmful for the brain and hot natured person.

Removing side-effects: Tragacanth’ gum and wild or sweet violet remove the side-effects of asafoetida.

Compare: It can be compared with sikanjeev.

Dosage: It should be used in 2.25 grams quantity.

Quality:

It cures the diseases of brain and hips like-epilepsy, paralysis and leprosy. It is useful to cure the eyes diseases. It digests food and increases appetite. It generates warmth and cleans voice. Applying asafetida paste with ghee or oil on the hurt and rheumatism provides relief. Putting asafetida in the ear cures deafness and tinnitus aureum. It alleviates poison and cures many types of diseases caused by gas. Asafetida is light, hot, spicy, and digestible, and increases appetite. It ends gas disorder and brings phlegm out. It is useful to cure cough and breathing problems, so it is a useful medicine.

Useful in different diseases:

1. To save pickle from harm: Give asafetida smoke in pot, after that fill pickle in this pot. Using this process is useful to save pickle from harm.

2. Rib pain: Mix asafetida with lukewarm water and rub it on the ribs, it provides relief from rib pain.

3. Bile (Pitti): Mix asafetida with ghee and rub it on the affected part, it provides relief in bile.

4. Poison: Mix asafetida with water and give it to the patient, it brings vomiting out and alleviates poisoning.

5. Teeth diseases: Pressing asafetida under the affected teeth provides relief from toothache.

6. Teeth worms: Pressing warm asafetida under the affected teeth ends worms of the teeth and gums.

7. Toothache:

  • Boil asafetida with water and gargle with this water, it provides relief from toothache.
  • Boil one spoon pure asafetida with water. Immerse a cotton piece in this preparation and put this cotton piece under the affected teeth, it ends toothache.
  • Pressing toast asafetida under the affected teeth or jaw destroys worms of the teeth and ends toothache.

8. Indigestion: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of asafoetida, small myrabalan cherubic, rock salt and caraway together. After that, take one spoon this powder with lukewarm water thrice a day, it eliminates indigestion.

9. Anorexia: Toast some asafetida with ghee. After that, take this asafetida with one piece of ginger and butter before meals, it increases appetite.

10. Run amuck: Grind asafetida with water and apply it on the affected part, it alleviates poisoning of run amuck.

11. Snack bite:

  • Grind asafetida with castor’s tendril and prepare tablets (Equal of gram) from it. After that, take these tablets after each half hour, it alleviates poisoning of snack.
  • Take some asafetida with cow ghee, it alleviates poising of snack.

12. Fever:

  • Taking asafetida is useful to cure fever caused by wetness.
  • Take asafetida with gum guggul or sal-ammoniac, it provides relief in typhoid.

13. Waist pain: Mix 1 gram toasted asafetida with lukewarm water and drink it slowly-slowly; it provides relief in waist pain, chronic cough, catarrh and hoarseness.

14. Indigestion:

  • Prepare tablet of asafetida (Equal quantity of gram) and take it with ghee, it provides relief in indigestion and stomachache.
  • Coating asafetida on the navel provides relief from stomach pain.

15. Vatta pain: Boil some asafetida with 20 ml water until it remains some water then put it down. After that, take this decoction, it provides relief from pain caused by vatta.

16. Jaundice:

  • Taking asafetida with dried fruits of cluster fig is useful to get relief in jaundice.
  • Grind asafetida with water and apply it on the eyes, it cures jaundice.

17. Retention of urine: Taking asafetida with aniseed juice helps to discharge urine easily.

18. Giddiness: Toast asafetida with ghee and give it to the patient with ghee, it cures giddiness and provides relief from pain caused by pregnancy.

19. Wound worms: Grind asafetida with neem leaves there after apply it on affected part, it kills wound worms.

20. Ears pain: Fry asafetida with sesamem oil and drip it in the ears, it provides relief from pain.

21. Purify stool: Make role by mixing asafoetida, rock salt and castor oil together. Putting this role in the anus eliminates gas and purifies the stool.

22. Hiccup:

  • Toast asafetida and kidney bean powder on fire together and take its smoke in the mouth, it prevents hiccup.
  • Taking some asafetida with 10 grams jaggery is useful to prevent hiccup.
  • Taking smoke of asafetida with kidney bean is beneficial to get relief in hiccup.
  • Grind 2 grams asafetida with 4 pieces almond and take it, it provides relief in hiccup.
  • Mix some asafetida with water and drink it, it provides relief in hiccup.
  • Taking asafetida (equal of millet) with jaggery or banana is useful to prevent hiccup.

23. Uterus contraction: Taking asafetida regularly is useful to eliminate contraction of the uterus.

24. Vomiting:

  • Grind asafetida with water and coat it on the stomach, it prevents vomiting.
  • Grind 1 part asafoetida, 2 parts opium and 2 parts black pepper with mint juice. Prepare tablets (equal quantity of gram) from above mixture. After that, take 1 tablet with water after each 1 hour, it prevents loose motions and vomiting.
  • Mix 3 grams powder of Indian sarsaparilla root and 3 grams asafetida with water. After that, take this mixture, it prevents vomiting.
  • Grind 1 gram asafoetida. 5 grams peels of beleric myrabalan and 4 cloves together then mix one cup of water in it and take, it cures vomiting.

25. Bescillary dysentery:

  • Grind 5 grams asafoetida, 10 grams camphor, 10 grams catechu and 3 grams soft leaves of neem with basil juice. Prepare tablets (equal of gram) from above mixture. After that, take these tablets with rosewater 2-3 times in a day, it provides relief in cholera. Taking these tablets with bark of black berry tree 2-3 times in a day is useful to get relief in bacillary dysentery.
  • Mix asafetida and opium with 240-960 milligrams powder of black pepper and take twice a day; it provides relief in amoebic dysentery.
  • Mix 10 grams black peppers, 10 grams asafoetida, 10 grams camphor and 3 grams opium with ginger juice. Pestle this mixture for 6 hours and prepare small tablets from it. Diarrhoea and cholera are cured by taking 1-2 tablets in a day.

26. Impotency:

  • Make a paste by mixing half part asafetida with 1 part butter of cow milk in bronze plate (kanse ki thali). After that, apply this paste on the penis and except front part of the penis, it cures impotency.
  • Grind asafetida with honey and apply it on the penis, it increases sexual power and gets enjoy during sex.

27. Malaria fever: Mix 2 grams asafetida and 2 grams jaggery together. After that, give this mixture to the patient twice a day cures fever caused by malaria.

28. Whooping cough: Applying asafetida paste on the child chest is useful to get relief in whooping cough.

29. Cataract: Mix some parts of asafoetida, flag root, dry ginger and aniseed with honey and take regularly, it provides relief in cataract.

30. Pneumonia: Fill about 240 milligrams asafetida in 3-4 currants and take it thrice a day, it cures pneumonia within one week.

31. Anus disorders: Grind asafetida with water and coat it on cotton piece. After that, apply this cotton piece in the anus, it ends disorders of the anus.

32. Surfeited:

  • Mix asafetida with water and coat it on the abdomen as well as put bottle or polythin of lukewarm water on the abdomen, it eliminates gas. 
  • Mix 2-3 grams asafetida with water and coat it on the abdomen, it provides relief in surfeited.
  • Toast 240-960 milligrams asafetida with ghee and mix caraway, black salt and water in it and take, it eliminates gas from the stomach.

33. Belching: Taking toasted asafoetida, black salt and caraway with ghee twice a day is useful to end belching, indigestion and gas.

34. Lice: Dissolve asafetida with water and apply it in the hair root and hair. Hair should be washed with lemon water after some hours, it ends lice. Using this process once in a day for some days regularly is useful.

35. Sterility: If someone has been suffering from uterus gas, grind some black asafetida with black sesamem oil and immerse cotton piece in it. Putting this cotton piece in the vagina for three days is useful to end sterility. Fresh medicine should be used regularly.

36. Constipation:

  • Taking 6 grams powder of asafetida with water is useful to cure all the diseases caused by constipation.
  • Toast 240-960 milligrams asafetida with ghee and mix caraway powder, black salt and water in it and take twice day regularly, it eliminates constipation and gas.
  • Take toasted asafetida with cooked vegetable; it eliminates stomach gas and constipation.

37. Stomach gas:

  • Make the powder by grinding asafoetida, black salt and caraway together. Taking this powder provides relief.
  • Mix asafetida with lukewarm water and apply it on the abdomen as well as take 1 gram toasted asafetida with any eatable thing, it provides relief.
  • Boil 2 grams asafetida with 500 ml water until it remains 1/4 part. After that, take this light hot decoction, it provides relief. Grind asafoetida, cumin seeds and tobacco together and prepare decoction from it. After that, apply this light hot decoction on the abdomen, it ends stomachache and gas.

38. Catarrh:

  • Make the fine powder by grinding asafoetida, dry ginger and liqourica one gram each together. Mix honey or jaggery in this powder and prepare small tablets from it. Sucking one tablet twice a day cures catarrh.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding asafoetida, barbering, rock salt, meansil, flag root and guggul together then filter it. Smelling this powder by the nose cures catarrh.
  • Smelling syrup of asafetida by the nose brings phlegm out and also removes offensive smell.

39. Loose motions:

  • Taking toasted asafetida with rice decoction provides relief in vomiting, stomach inflammation, fever and loose motions.
  • Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of toasted asafoetida, black and white cumin seed, small cardamom and cinnamon together. After that, take 4 grams this powder with rock salt 3-4 times in a day, it provides relief in diarrhoea.

40. To prevent abortion: If a woman’s embryo destroys again and again, asafetida should be used because it is very useful to prevent abortion. Prepare 60 tablets of 6 grams asafetida and take one tablet at the starting of pregnancy twice a day. 1 tablet should be increased day by day till 10 days and decreases its quantity after delivery till one tablet. Using this process is useful to end the fear of abortion.

41. Ear diseases:

  • Boil asafoetida, datura juice and radish seed with mustard oil. After that, drip this oil in the ears, it ends pain and deafness of ears.
  • Boil 25 ml radish juice, 10 grams ground onosma echioides and 5 grams ground asafetida with 50 ml mustard oil. Filter it after cooling. Heat 2 drops of this preparation there after drip it in the ears; it cures all the diseases of the ears.
  • Heat asafetida with mustard oil and filter it. After that, drip this light hot oil in the ears, it provides relief from ears pain caused by phlegm.
  • Grind original asafetida with breast milk and drip it in the ears, it cures deafness.

42. Deafness:

  • Grind original asafetida with breast milk and drip it in the ears of children, it provides relief in deafness.
  • Grind heera asafetida with cow milk and drip it in the ears, it ends deepness.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of costus root, asafoetida, aniseed, flag root, dry ginger and rock salt together then mix goat urine in it. Boil it with oil until it remains only oil thereafter filter it. Dripping 3-4 drops this oil in the ears ends deafness.

43. Dysmenorrhoea: Take about half gram toasted asafetida with water in the morning (in the starting first day of menstrual excretion) for three days regularly, it provides relief from pain caused by menstrual execration.

44. Problems of menstrual execration:

  • If one feels pain during menstrual execration, mix 240 milligrams asafetida with water and take it for some days regularly, it provides relief from pain.
  • Taking asafetida makes menstrual execration normal.

45. Indigestion:

  • Mix some asafetida with water and rub it on the abdomen, it provides relief in belching, indigestion and eliminates gas.
  • Take 720 milligrams toasted asafetida and 6 grams black salt with first morsel of meals, it provides relief.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding asafoetida, dry ginger, black pepper, toasted cumin seed, white cumin seed, celery fruit and rock salt 10 grams each together then filter it with cloth. After that, take 1/4 spoon of this powder with ghee before meals, it eliminates indigestion.

46. Acidity: Boil black salt and toasted asafetida with water and cool it. Taking it provides relief in acidity.

47. Normal delivery: Grind one gram toasted asafetida and boil it with water and take, it makes delivery normal.

48. Delivery pain:

  • Take one pinch asafetida with 10 grams jaggery and drink half cup of water or cow milk after taking it, it provides relief from pain during delivery. .
  • Take asafetida and millet with jaggery and drink 2 gulp water, it makes delivery normal.

49. Bleeding after delivery: Toast 240-960 milligrams asafetida with ghee and give it to the patient twice a day, it purifies menstrual excretion and stops bleeding.

50. Urticaria: Mix asafetida with ghee and apply it on the bile, it provides relief in urticaria.

51. Yawn: Toast asafetida with ghee in iron pot. Make the powder by grinding this asafetida with equal quantity of myrabalan chebulie, dry ginger, rock salt and black peppers. After that, take 1-3 grams this powder with lukewarm water regularly, it provides relief in yawn.

52. Stomach worms:

  • Take asafetida with caraway and marrow of aloe-vera, it kills intestines worms.
  • Mix asafetida with water and immerse cotton piece in it. After that, apply this cotton piece on the child’s anus, it kills stomach worms.
  • Feeding some asafetida to children provides relief.   
  • Mix asafetida with some water and apply it on the anus, it kills stomach worms.
  • Mix some asafetida with water and give it to the patient 2-3 times in a day, it kills stomach worms.

53. Nose worms: Mix ground asafetida with lukewarm water and drip it in the nose, it cures wound and kills nose worms.

54. Nose diseases: Mix equal quantity of asafetida and camphor with some honey and prepare tablets (equal of 240 milligrams) from it. After that, lick one tablet with ginger juice after each 4-6 hours, it cures catarrh.

55. Thorns under the skin: Mix asafetida with water and apply it on the affected part, it brings thorn out from the skin.

56. Couri pain (Middle below part of the chest): Fill 120 milligrams toasted asafetida in currants (without seed) and take it with water twice a day, it provides relief from couri pain (chest middle below part) and also prevents hiccup.

57. Spleen enlargement:

  • Mix equal quantity of asafoetida, aluva, white barilla and sal ammonic with aloe barbadensis mill. Prepare tablets (equal of plum) from above mixture. After that, take one tablet regularly, it reduces spleen enlargement.
  • Mix equal quantity of asafoetida, dry ginger, rock salt and toasted borax with juice of horse radish tree. Prepare tablets (equal of plum) from above mixture. After that, take one tablet twice a day regularly, it reduces spleen enlargement.

58. All types’ pain: Make the fine powder by grinding asafoetida, trikuta, coriander, caraway, lead-wort and myrabalan chebulie together then mix impure carbonate of potash and rock salt in it. After that, take it with fresh water, it provides relief in gas pain, anuria-dysuria, pain during excretion and all types’ pain. It also increases digestion power.

59. Colic pain: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of asafoetida, long pepper root, coriander, cumin seed, flag root, black pepper, lead-wort, sterospermum suaveolens, pier chaba, long zedoary, rock salt, black salt, small peppers, dry ginger, impure carbonate of potash, impure carbonate of soda, myrabalan chebulie, pomegranate seed, souer yellow dock, orrisa root, hauberk and black cumin seeds together then filter it. Grind this powder with juice of citron (beejora nimbu) and dry it in shadow. Fill it in the bottle after drying. After that, take 3-4 grams this preparation with lukewarm water, it cures surfeited, dysentery, thigh numbness, stone, anorexia and diseases caused by stopped stool. It also brings phlegm out and eliminates gas from the breast and ribs.

60. Stomachache:

  • Make a paste by mixing asafetida with lukewarm and apply it paste near by navel, it ends stomachache.
  • Licking asafetida with ghee provides relief in stomach diseases.
  • Mix toasted asafoetida, cumin seeds and rock salt together. After that, take ¼ spoons of this powder with lukewarm water.
  • Grind asafetida with pure ghee and give it to the patient to lick, it provides relief in stomachache.
  • Boil asafetida with water and cold it. After that, drink this preparation, it provides relief in stomachache.
  • Make the powder by grinding asafoetida, caraway and black salt together. Taking this powder with lukewarm water is useful.
  • Taking 120 milligrams toasted asafetida with lukewarm water thrice a day provides relief
  • Mix 2-3 grams asafetida with water and apply it on the abdomen, it eliminates gas and provides relief in stomachache.
  • Mix about 20 milligrams asafetida and black salt with decoction of dashmool. Taking this preparation after meals ends stomachache.
  • Take toasted asafetida, it provides relief in stomachache.
  • Boil 2 grams asafetida with 500 ml water until it remains 1/4 parts then put it down. After that, take this light hot decoction, it provides relief in stomachache.
  • Taking 10 drops of mother tinchar of asafetida with one spoon of water provides relief.

61. Geuniaworms: Mix asafetida (equal quantity of gram) and 30 grams flour of kidney bean with water. Heat this mixture and prepare paste from it. Make bandage from this paste and tie it on the affected part, it brings out worm like yarn. With it mix 5 grams asafetida with one glass of cold water and drink it twice a day for 4 days regularly, it cures guniaworms. Consequently, this disease will not occur any time.

62. Heart pulsation: Grind one gram asafoetida, one gram camphor and two green chilies together. Prepare tablets (equal of gram) from above mixture. After that, take two tablets with cool water thrice a day, it normalizes heart pulsation.

63. Cholera:

  • Make the fine powder by grinding dry ginger, black pepper, camphor, long pepper and rock salt 120 milligrams each together. Prepare small tablets from above mixture. After that, take two tablets 3-4 times in a day, it cures cholera.
  • Make the powder by grinding 3 grams toasted asafoetida, 2 grams black cumin seeds, 2 grams white cumin seeds, 2 grams red chilly, 2 grams dry ginger, 2 grams camphor and 1 gram pure opium together. Mix this powder with water and prepare tablets (equal of kidney bean) from it. Dry these tablets and fill it in the bottle. After that, take 1 tablet with fresh water after each one hour, it provides relief in cholera. These tablets can be taken after each 30 minutes.
  • Grind equal quantity of asafoetida, camphor and mango stone (Guthali) with mint juice. Prepare tablets (equal of gram) from above mixture. Taking these tablets provides relief in cholera.
  • Grind equal quantity of asafoetida, black peppers and bark of madar root with mint juice. Prepare tablets (equal of gram) from above mixture. After that, take these tablets after each half hour, it cures cholera.

64. Rheumatism: Grind original asafetida with ghee and rub it on the affected part, it cures rheumatism.

65. Heart problems:

  • Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of black cumin seed, caraway, rock salt and toasted asafetida together. After that, take 250-300 grams this powder with fresh water, it provides relief in weakness, nervousness and inflammation of the heart.
  • Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of asafoetida, flag root, dry ginger, costus root, myrabalan chebulie, lead-wort, impure carbonate potash, black salt and orrisa root together. After that, take half spoon this powder with honey or pure ghee. It is useful to end heart problems.
  • Fill 120 grams ground asafetida in currants (without seeds) and prepare tablets from it. Taking these tablets with lukewarm water is useful to ends heart problems.

66. Hysteria:

  • Smelling asafetida to the patient is cures hysteria.
  • Mix about 120 milligrams pure asafetida and 480 milligrams jaggery together. Prepare tablets (equal of 120 milligrams) from above mixture. After that, take these tablets with water twice a day, it provides relief in hysteria.
  • Make the powder by grinding 10 grams asafoetida, 30 grams flag root, 5 grams saffron, 40 grams spikenard and 50 grams caraway together. After that, take 3 grams this powder with lukewarm water twice a day. It is useful to cure hysteria.
  • Taking half-one gram asafetida regularly cures hysteria. This asafetida should be taken according to age and diseases.

67. Geuniaworms:

  • Grind some asafetida with cool water and give it to the patient, it provides relief in geuniaworms.
  • If the patient who suffers from geuniaworms, make tablets of 300-720 milligrams asafoetida. After that, give these tablets with water to him. It curs wound caused by geuniaworms.
  • Mix some asafetida with cow dung and apply on the wound of geuniaworms, it provides relief.

68. Low blood pressure:

  • Fry toasted asafetida and cumin seeds with 250 ml whey and take; it provides relief in low blood pressure.
  • The patient of low blood pressure should take pure asafetida with meal, it makes blood pressure normal.
  • Fry asafetida with ghee in iron pot until it makes red. After that, take 120-240 milligrams this asafetida twice a day, it provides relief in low blood pressure.

69. Epilepsy:

  • Wrap 10 grams original asafetida with cloth and put on the throat, it cures epilepsy.
  • Mix asafoetida, rock salt and ghee 10 grams each with 125 ml cow urine. Boil this mixture until it remains only ghee then take it, it provides relief in epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is cured by taking equal quantity of toasted asafoetida, trikuta and black salt with pumpkin (petha).

70. Ringworm: Apply a paste of asafetida on the affected part after scratching, it cures ringworm.

71. Headache:

  • Apply a paste of asafetida on the forehead, it ends headache caused by cold.
  • Mix asafetida with water and smell it, it ends headache.
  • Mix asafetida with water and apply it on the forehead, it ends headache within some minuets caused by cold.
  • Mix asafetida with water and drip some drops of this mixture in the nostril, it provides relief from pain caused by migraine.

72. Burn from fire: Mix pure asafetida with water and apply it on the affected part by fan’s wing 4-5 times in a day, it provides relief. Consequently, blotch does not occur.

73. Children diseases:

  • Grind asafetida with water and heat it. Applying it on the abdomen eliminates gas.
  • Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of toasted asafoetida, kamala and barbering together. Feeding this powder to children after feeding jaggery kills stomach worms.
  • Make the powder by grinding asafoetida, galls, chalk, liqourica, dry ginger and cyperus together there after mix honey in it. Licking this mixture provides relief in hiccup and breathing problems (asthma).
  • Make the powder by grinding rock salt, dry ginger, asafetida and clerodendron serratum together then mix ghee in it. After that, give this preparation to children, it ends gripping and pain of the stomach caused by gas.
  • Make curry by mixing ground greater galangal and some asafetida with whey. After that, give this curry to children, it prevents diarrhoea.
  • Mix 60 milligrams toasted asafetida with breast milk and give it to children, it ends stomachache.
  • Mix asafetida with water and apply it on the anus, it kills anus worms.
  • If the child weeps or cries, it should be considered that child has been suffering from stomachache. In this condition, make a pad of cotton and heat it. Foment the stomach with this pad and rub hot gulrogan on the stomach; it provides relief from stomachache. Or mix 60 milligrams asafetida with breast milk, and give it to the child, it ends stomachache.

74. Hoarseness:

  • Hoarseness is cured by taking 120 milligrams asafetida with lukewarm water.
  • Mix asafetida with lukewarm water and gargle with this water, it cures hoarseness.
  • Mix half gram asafetida with lukewarm water and gargle with it twice a day; it cures hoarseness caused by catarrh and climate.
    1. Taking some asafetida with lukewarm water is useful to cure hoarseness.

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