Asafoetida (Hing) Spice in different Indian languages (regional)


Names of Spices and Condiments in Hindi, English, Gujrati and other Indian languages (regional)

Asafoetida (Hing) Spice in different Indian languages (regional)

Asafoetida (Hing) Spice in different Indian languages (regional)


Asafoetida: 

Asafoetida, also commonly known as 'hing' in Hindi, has a pungent smell which is very distinct in nature. This spice is mostly used in pachaks for digestive aid, in food it is used as a condiment for flavouring. Asafoetida or hing as we commonly know it is mostly used to add seasoning and flavours to indian dishes like dals (lentils), sambars, pickles and many more spicy vegetarian dishes. This herb is known to have many health beneficial properties like it is anti-flatulent, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, laxative, nerve stimulant, expectorant and sedative.

What is Asafoetida Called in Hindi and Other Indian Languages(Regional) ?

Asafoetida is the English name for this herb, it is scientifically called as Ferula foetida. It is commonly named as Hing in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Hingu in Kannada, Oriya, Yangu in Kashmiri, Perungayam in Malayalam, Tamil, Inguva in Telugu.


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