Asafoetida (Heeng or Hing) is a very popular Indian culinary ingredient with a powerful scent that gives a distinctive aroma to a dish.
- Heeng aids digestion and prevents constipation
- It is beneficial for those suffering from asthma and bronchitis
- It is said that applying it on an aching tooth can reduce the toothache!
- Heeng has anti-flatulent properties. For this reason, it is used in the preparation of a lot of lentils and some beans and is often rubbed onto a baby’s stomach to relieve it of stomach pain.
A tall glass of buttermilk with mint and coriander leaves and a pinch of Heeng makes for a cool, naturally refreshing and healthy summer drink!