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Buttermilk and Asafetida

Buttermilk is the milky liquid that is left over after churning butter from cow's milk. It is low in fat and contains most of the protein found originally in the cow's milk. Buttermilk ferments into a thick, tangy cream.  The term Buttermilk also refers to a range of fermented milk drinks common in warm climates where fresh milk sours quickly. This fermented cow's milk is known as Cultured Buttermilk. Buttermilk should be stored in a fridge.
Other Names: Asafoetida, Hing, Devil's Dung, Stinking Gum, Giant Fennel, Food of the Gods, Ferula Asafoetida
Traditional Usages:  Culinary Spice, Cooking, Helps Digestion, Laxative, To expel mucous during Bronchitis, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Nervous Excitability, Hysteria, Restlessness, Convulsions, To reduce Sexual Excitability, Stress Situations, Flatulence, Bloating, Fungal Infections (Candida), Menstrual Problems, Toothache, Infection of the Mouth, After giving birth it cleanses the Uterus, Lowers Blood Pressure,
Resources: Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, India
Parts Used: Resins, Leaf, Root, Juice
Herbal Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Links for milk information:
Baby Milk NHS

Milk and Dairy Nutrition NHS


Buttermilk and Asafetida - Home remedy for Chest Pains:  When the pain is caused by gastric disorder, a mixture of buttermilk and a pinch of asafoetida can help. Asafoetida is an Indian ingredient known as hing and is used in food. Add a pinch of hing to a glass of buttermilk and drink anytime you want. Buttermilk is healthy and a refreshing drink which can be taken any time just like milk.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications



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