Know your ingredients: Asafoetida (Hing)

Asafoetida, also known as hing, is a popular spice used in Indian cuisine. While it is primarily known for enhancing the flavor of dishes, it also offers several potential health benefits
Hing has traditionally been used as a digestive aid in Ayurvedic medicine, given its anti-inflammatory and carminative properties, which help alleviate digestive issues
Possessing several antimicrobial properties, particularly against certain bacteria and fungi, hing may help combat bacterial and fungal infections as well
Asafoetida has been used to relieve respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough as its expectorant properties can help loosen mucus and facilitate easier breathing
Preliminary studies suggest that hing may help lower blood pressure levels. This could be beneficial for individuals with hypertension, looking to maintain healthy blood pressure levels