HING (ASAFOETIDA 3.5OZ) BAR (FERULA ASSAFOETIDA)A warming digestive and anti-spasmodic in block form.
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How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
A concentrated, block of resin mixed with wheat starch. A block, as opposed to a powder, stays fresher longer. For best results, use a fine food grater to shave some off. Use only a few shavings per serving. Even with frequent use, this block will last you a long time.
SUGGESTED USE1/16-1/8 per serving fried in ghee or as directed by your practitioner.
Biocharacteristics of Hing (Asafoetida 3.5oz)
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Hing (Asafoetida 3.5oz)
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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An herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Hing (Asafoetida 3.5oz)
Hing (Asafoetida) has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Antitussive, Carminative, Digestive, Induces-ovulation, Anthelminthic, Bronchodilator, Contraceptive, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic, Abortifacient, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Abortifacient, Bronchodilator
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Expectorant, Bronchodilator
Caraway Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antitussive, Carminative, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Anthelminthic, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Anthelminthic, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Induces-ovulation
Dill has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Abortifacient, Carminative, Expectorant
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Carminative, Expectorant, Antitussive, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Burns-toxins, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Anthelminthic, Carminative, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic
Sage has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Hing (Asafoetida 3.5oz)
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Analgesic, Spleen-tonic
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue
Pushkaramoola has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins
Mugwort has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Emmenagogue
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Abortifacient, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant
Elecampane has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Antitussive, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Analgesic
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy
Osha has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Bronchodilator
Vasaka / Vasa
Vasaka / Vasa has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Abortifacient, Antispasmodic, Antitussive
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Hing (Asafoetida 3.5oz) may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.
Reviews for Hing (Asafoetida 3.5oz)
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I do not use gluten. Is hing available in a GF way? I'd like to try it but not in the wheat form shown above.
- Sue Ellen, Princeton, NJ 02-11-13
We would be very happy to find a gluten-free supplier. Do you know of any?
Wheat-free asafoetida: https://www.myspicesage.com/asafoetida-powder-p-652.html?cPath=1_10&zenid=llf3gjsdhd0clg46voscfk9g85
- Stephanie, Smithfield, RI 04-05-13
I find it difficult to use. I was expecting a powder. The chunk is hard to cut and it seems to stay in one little lump when cooking it.
Have the same query about it being GF free.Its common practice everywhere when sold single.Would be great to find it free too especially for candida sufferers.
- goshman, Bridgetown, W.INDIES 11-20-14
Hi Goshman, We carry the block of asafoetida because it stays fresh longer- we feel that's an important element since we are shipping products our office. We apologize for those of you who can't use this product due to gluten intolerance or candida.
- Heather Vaughan, CAy, RYT, Albuquerque, NM 11-21-14