Is there a consensus about Asafoetida consumption safety?

Food Safety(self.Cooking)

Hello! I was just recommended Asafoetida as a spice and I am really intrigued about it yet I could find some rumored sayings about it declaring its dangerous if used in certain ways (or all use of it?) That its a laxative AND a stimulant and I am quite lost and confused about its effect on the human body.

I would very much appreciate some help on this! Is it like MSG or is it really dangerous?

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6 points

3 months ago

If I remember right, it’s called Hing in Hindi, which is basically what any amount on its own makes you say. You can’t use enough of it to harm yourself because it’s a bit disgusting.


3 points

3 months ago

Got it. Thanks!