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Herbs & Plants for Well Being - Asafoetida

Updated: May 12

There is a whole encyclopedia of herbs and plants with medicinal properties, used by peoples from ancient times to today for health and well being.

Today we are all bombarded with "take this herb or this spice which is good for this, that or the other". There are over 64,500 that we know of at the moment and this is by no means an exhaustive number so the question arises which ones to take - you definitely can't take all 64,500!

So using the concept of "what is good for me and my family (toddlers, teenagers, young grown ups, grown ups, grannies and great grannies) for everyday use, I say that there are two which come top of the pile and these should be in everyone's kitchen cupboard alongside salt, pepper and sugar - asafoetida and tumeric.

This week its Asafoetida.

So if you suffer from any the following than asafoetida is for you.

Bloating, Flatulence and other stomach problems


High Blood Pressure

Period Pains


Insect bites and stings

Acne, Pimples

Coughs, Colds, Influenza


There are two fabulous resources that give an all round look at this plant starting in old times 1930s A Modern Herbal to modern day WedMD. Both these articles will take 5 mins to peruse.

Credit & Talent

Thank you to all the talent below which made this post so good.

Image 1 - Asafoetida botanical

Image 2 - Asafoetida root and ground