Asafoetida though characterized by an unpleasant odor, has numerous health benefits. For instance, it is a particularly valuable home remedy for relieving flatulence and stomach problems.
Asafoetida powder is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickles. It typically works as a flavor enhancer and, used along with turmeric, is a standard component of our Indian cuisine. Compounded asafoetida can be used in sambar ,rasam,etc,for taste ,flavour and digestion. It is mixed in foods for digestion.