Use in minute quantities, adding directly to cooking
liquid, frying in oil, or steeping in water. Asafoetida
is used mostly in Indian vegetarian cooking, in which
the strong onion-garlic flavour enhances many dishes.
It is also suited to many fish dishes and some
pappadums are seasoned with asafoetida.
MEDICINAL: Known as an antidote for flatulence and is
also prescribed for respiratory conditions like asthma,
bronchitis and whooping cough.