Asafoetida plants grow up to 10 feet. They have soft centered very fine stems, toothed leaves and clusters of yellow flowers. It is available in blocks, wax-like texture, pieces or powdered. Asafoetida powder is also known as Hing. It has a unique smell and flavor. The color ranges from deep brown to pale Yellow. Asafoetida powder is good for digestion. Asafoetida powder should be kept in an airtight which prevent the strong smell.