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Here Is Why You Should Start Eating Gulkand

From preventing digestion problems to improving your skin, gulkand has some amazing benefits. 
  • Tanushree De
  • Editorial
Published -01 Feb 2019, 20:00 ISTUpdated -16 Mar 2020, 14:17 IST
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Gulkand paan is a delicacy in India but did you know that the gulkand jam made from the beautiful rose petals can also take away your stress? Relished and cherished in ancient Indo-Persia, the sweet rose petal jam has been used as an ingredient and as a coolant for many years. Gul means flower and kand means sweetness in Arabic and this preserve made by slowly sun-cooking the rose petals and then caramelising them is a staple of many bakery items too. Gulkand is one of the healthiest things you can have. It improves your overall health and is great for your skin too. Read on to know the amazing benefits of gulkand. Here are some reasons why you should add it to your everyday diet.

Cool, Cool Gulkand

The cooling properties of Gulkand make it perfect for treating ailments that arise out of too much body heat such as lethargy, itching, body pain, tiredness as well as the burning sensation that you can feel in palms and soles during summer. If you fear having sunstroke or nose bleeds in summer, eat 2 teaspoons of gulkand before heading out. Ayurveda recommends having gulkand to treat all diseases arising due to Pitta dosha.

Gulkand For Happy Tummy

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Gulkand reduces acidity/heat in the tummy, treats intestinal ulcers & swelling and strengthens the liver. It improves appetite and digestion. Kids and adults can consume it for constipation problems as well as it is a mild laxative.

Benefits Of Gulkand For Skin

Gulkand is also beneficial for reducing inflammation and redness of eyes, treatment of mouth ulcers and having it regularly makes your gums and teeth strong. What's more, it also corrects skin issues like pimples and makes the skin blemish-free.

Gulkand For Reproductive Health

Facing problems of heavy bleeding during menses, irregular bleeding or leucorrhoea? Have Gulkand to treat it. Also, men can have it to improve sperm motility and sperm count.

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Gulkand For Overall Health

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An excellent tonic, Gulkand reduces stress, strengthens the heart and central nervous system. Gulkand strengthens the fundamental elements or tissues of the body named 7 dhaatus which are plasma, blood, muscles, fat, semen, bone and bone marrow.

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Expert Recommendation

Celebrated nutrition expert Rujuta Diwekar recommends Gulkand for hangovers too! Have a look at her tweet saying so:

A Dose Of Rose

To get its benefits, just take 1 teaspoon twice a day or add it to lassi, juices, milkshakes, ice-cream or rose tea.

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com