Asafetida powder

Project Info

Case Study

Asafetida powder

Asafetida is a unique spice with an unusual strong flavour and an overpowering aroma, mockingly called “devil’s dung or stinking gum’. Asafetida is a dark brown, resin like substance extracted from the dried taproot of several species of herbs belonging to Ferula family. Asafetida is called ‘hing/heeng’ in Hindi. Babas Natural Basket Asafetida powder is made by drying and grounding freshly harvested ferula roots from the moist, fertile plantations in Wayanad, Kerala. Harvesting of the taproots is done by traditional organic methods and then processed using state of the art machines, untouched by hand, to ensure a strictly organic end product. Asafetida is favored as a background spice and not a main flavour. Since asafetida has an extremely potent aroma and flavour, due to its high sulphur content, a pinch of spice goes a long way. It can be as a supplement for garlic in certain dishes. Despite its unappealing aroma, asafetida is widely used in a range of Indian vegetarian cuisines especially in South India and Bengal. Asafetida is commonly used in its powdered form which when briefly fried in oil makes it more manageable, similar to onions or garlic. Asafetida is used commonly in lentil based dishes like dal curry, sambhar, rasam, upma and also as a seasoning agent in pickles. Asafetida helps to balance out dishes that are overly spicy, sweet or sour. Asafetida is an elite Indian spice mentioned in many Ayurvedic remedies, mostly aimed at aiding digestion, treating gas buildup, curing bronchitis and treating kidney stones. It is believed to have a soothing effect on the throat. Despite its high evaluation in traditional medicines, modern medicine is yet to prove these proposed benefits of this quintessential spice


  • Made by grounding finest quality asafetida sap, extracted from farm ferula roots, cultivated organically from the cool, fertile plantations of Wayanad, Kerala ·
  • Processed by state of the art machines, untouched by hand, to retain maximum aroma and flavour of organic asafedtida ·
  • Store in an air tight container to seal in the aroma and flavour ·
  • Used in many Ayurvedic remedies, relating to gastrointestinal troubles. Studies have shown it to increase the effect of digestive enzymes by increasing the release of bile from the liver ·
  • Traditionally believed to reduce bloating and gas buildup by enhancing digestion ·
  • May reduce symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), due to its potential effects on digestion ·
  • Loaded with anti-oxidants that helps fight free radicals in the body, responsible for faster cell degeneration and visible marks of aging ·
  • Other potential therapeutic benefits like lowering high blood sugar, lowering blood pressure and most notably its anti-microbial properties (*Lack of studies on humans to validate these claims) ·
  • Despite its benefits, using high amounts of asafetida is not recommended as it can cause some side effects in the body
× Whatsapp Us