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Tatwa तत्व Organic Hing 100% Pure hing Asafoetida

Tatwa तत्व Organic Hing 100% Pure hing Asafoetida

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Hing: Medicinal Uses, Therapeutic Benefits For Gut Health And Recipes

Hing or Asafoetida, also known as Hingu in Hindi, Ingu in Kannada, Inguva in Telugu, Perungayam in Tamil is an indispensable culinary ingredient common to every Indian kitchen.

Hing , often referred as ‘Food of the God’s’ or ‘Devil’s Dung’ goes by the botanical name Ferula foetida and Ferula assafoetida. It is one of the perennial herbs belonging to the Umbelliferae or Apiaceae family, that grows to the height of 1.5 to 2 mt tall.

Hing is the dried latex (i.e. gum oleoresin) that gets discharged from the tap root or rhizome or stem of Ferula assafoetida, widely cultivated in India, Pakistan, deserts of Iran and mountains of Afghanistan.

A flowering plant with multiple schizogenous ducts in the cortex, Ferula assafoetida contains the resinous gum. Flowers of this plant are pale greenish yellow in colour, fruits are oval, flat, reddish brown filled with milky juice while roots are thick, huge and pulpy. They exude an extract similar to that of the stems.

Due to the presence of sulphur compounds, hing has a distinct pungent odor and a bitter taste.

Time and again, hing is widely mentioned in several ancient scriptures as an ingredient which is not only used for culinary purposes, especially in tadka but also for several therapeutic benefits.

Ancient texts in Afghanistan and Iran have prized hing for treating cough, cold, ulcer and menstrual problems . As the resin extract is rich in diuretic, anti-spasmodic and analgesic properties, it can be inhaled by mixing it with hot water for treating pneumonia, whopping cough and asthma .

The extract from the dried stem and leaves of this plant have an aphrodisiac effect on both men and women. In earlier times, it was one of the most common herbs prescribed for treating hysteria.

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Country Business days (Saturday and Sunday not included)
India (Local) 3-7
USA 8-15
Canada 8-15
AUS 10-15
UK 10-15
EU 10-15
Asia 6-8
Rest of the world 15-20

Update: 1-2-2022

Sometimes there may be delays due to the shipping carrier or international events/customs sorting.

PROGRESS TIME - Orders need 1-2 business days (Saturday and Sunday not included) for processing(for certain items) and then it is shipped! During holidays seasons, orders need 2-3 business days (Monday-Friday) for processing and then it is shipped.

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