It is one of the best remedies for flatulence. A piece
of the gum or a quarter teaspoon of the powder can be
dissolved in hot water and used for fomenting the stomach.
Alternatively, a large pinch of the powder can be dissolved
in warm coconut oil and rubbed over the navel and around.
Whooping cough, asthma and bronchitis can all be treated
with asafetida. Mix a large pinch of the powder or a
small piece of the gum with two teaspoons of honey,
a quarter teaspoon of white onion juice and one teaspoon
of betel-leaf juice and take three times daily.
Smelling this gum can prevent hysterical attacks. An
emulsion of two grams of asafetida in 120 ml of water
can be given as an enema if oral administration is not
In cases of impotency, about six centigrams of the spice
should be fried and mixed with honey and a teaspoon
of fresh latex from a banyan tree. This mixture should
be taken before sunrise, once daily for 40 days.
Grind a bit of the gum with a pestle in lemon juice
and warm slightly. Soak a piece of clean cotton in this
lotion and place in the cavity of the painful tooth
for speedy relief.