7. Treats Colic Pain
Asafetida can effectively ease the symptoms of colic pain in infants by soothing the mucous membranes lining the gastrointestinal tract.
Before using asafetida for treating colic pain, make sure your baby is suffering from gas and not some other problem. If your baby’s tummy is tight and bloated, it is likely gas.
- Make a thin paste of asafetida and warm water.
- Apply the paste around the navel area (do not put it in the navel).
- Repeat as needed.
Note: For infants and toddlers, it is not advisable to give asafetida internally.
8. Prevents Cancer
As asafetida is a powerful antioxidant, it helps protect the body from free radicals. Studies show its anti-carcinogenic property helps stop the growth of malignant cells and thus prevents cancer.
Of the several compounds in asafetida that have the potential to treat or prevent cancer, two most widely researched compounds are umbrelliprenin and ferulic acid, both of which help prevent the development of new cancer cells.