Indian cuisine is worldwide known for its rich color, taste as well as flavor. What makes Indian dishes unique is the addition of several spices. One such spice is Asafoetida, which does not only add a rich flavor, while cooking, but come with a host of health benefits too. Asafoetida is also a well-known flavoring agent which offers several health benefits. It aids digestion and can be used in the treatments of a wide array of respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis and cough. It also helps to alleviate excessive and painful menstruation in women.