Use: Asafetida is the most flavored spice of vegetarians because when it is exposed to heat is exudes an onion like aroma. Jains and Brahmins use it mostly, who avoid the use of garlic and onions. Asafetida is mostly used in soups, vegetables, legume dishes, pickles, relishes, and sauces.
Medical use : Asafetida is used in Ayurvedic medicine and good for digestive system. It is also prescribed for respiratory conditions like asthama, and bronchitis.