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Gulkand

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  • Date : 2017-03-16
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Gulkand, a sweet preserve of rose petals, is an ayurvedic medicine and Indian traditional recipe used for skin, constipation in pregnancy & kids, acidity, gastritis, ulcer, Indigestion, dysmenorrhea, acne, foul body odor, palpitation, hypertension, nosebleed, stress, etc.


Gulkand is prepared from fresh rose petals and sugar. Other ayurvedic ingredients such as Praval Pishti and Mukta Pishti can also be added to boosts its action in hot season and diseases that occur due to excess heat.


Other Names

  • Rose petal jam
  • Rose petal jelly
  • Rose jam


Gulkand Nutrition Facts

Rose petals contain 80 to 95% water content. The values provided below are based Gulkand prepared with method one using 100 grams sugar and 200 grams fresh rose petals.


Amount Per 10 grams

Total Calories

12 to 15

Calories from Fat

0

Total Fat

0 g

Saturated fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated fat

0 g

Monounsaturated fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

0

Total Carbohydrates

4.13 to 5.3 g

Dietary Fiber

0.85 g to 1.7

Sugar

3.33 g

Water

4.3 to 5.8 grams


Disclaimer: The exact data for nutrition analysis is not available for Gulkand. Data provided here is just an estimate and calculation based on sugar content nutrition data and available data for nutrition facts of rose petals.

Medicinal Properties of Gulkand

All healing properties of Gulkand are attributed to Rose Petals. Almost all varieties of Roses used for making Gulkand have similar therapeutic actions. Rose flowers have following therapeutic properties.

  • Mild laxative
  • Antibacterial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antitussive
  • Mild hypnotic (in larger doses, the property appears more in Rosa Damascena)
  • Demulcent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cardio-tonic
  • Carminative
  • Digestive Stimulant (appears more in patients with heartburn, dyspepsia etc.)
  • Anti-ulcerogenic

Therapeutic Indications

Gulkand is beneficial in following health conditions:

Mild to Moderate Constipation

  • Heartburn
  • Acid Reflux
  • GERD
  • Dyspepsia
  • Intestinal Gas
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Bleeding disorders like nosebleed
  • Tachycardia (along with Mukta Pishti)
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Hot Flashes in Menopause
  • Generalized Burning sensation
  • Burning pain of any specific organ
  • Headache with burning pain and when pain increases after pressure on head or head massage
  • High Fever with burning sensation all over the body (to reduce burning sensation)

Benefits of Gulkand

Health benefits of gulkand include its uses in various diseases that occur due to excess heat in the body or hot temperature outside. Diseases that occur due to excess heat are known as PITTA diseases in ayurveda. Gulkand is a best remedy for these diseases.

Constipation

Gulkand is best for mild to moderate constipation.

Constipation in Pregnancy

Women can take gulkand during pregnancy because ayurveda consider it safe in pregnancy. In India, it is widely used for treating constipation that occurs in pregnancy.

Gulkand softens the stool and its sugar content helps drawing liquids in the intestines, which ultimately helps to get rid of constipation in the pregnancy.

Constipation in Kids

Gulkand is natural remedy for kid’s constipation. It is also delicious and favorite among children. You may need giving Gulkand for several days to get a cure of constipation. In addition to Gulkand, include fiber rich foods such as fruits and vegetables in your kid’s diet.

Sunburn

The regular intake of Gulkand prevents sunburn or sun poisoning that commonly occurs in summer season. It reduces the impact of excess heat on the body.

Nosebleed

Nosebleed in summer is a common issue in kids. Gulkand is a natural remedy that helps get rid of nosebleed. Give 1 teaspoon of gulkand to your children to prevent and treat nosebleed.

Heartburn & Gastritis

Acidity is a common problem worldwide and many people have to take antacid drugs on empty stomach every day. Some feel burning sensation in throat, heartburn, sour mouth or throat, indigestion and stomach ache. You can get rid of all these problems using Gulkand in your daily life. You can eat Gulkand every day at night just before sleep. Ayurvedic physicians prefer giving Gulkand in between meal for treatment of gastritis and ulcers.

Mouth Ulcers

Gulkand is a cool herbal preparation, which has cooling effects in the body. It reduces the occurrence of mouth ulcers and helps reducing burning sensation and pain in the mouth due to mouth ulcers.

Anal Problems

Burning Sensation after a Bowel Movement

Some patients suffer with burning sensation after a bowel movement. Gulkand can help in this condition. It reduces acidity in the body, which a main cause of burning sensation. Other causes include spicy food and peppers. Gulkand helps in all conditions that cause burning sensation except intestinal worms.

Hemorrhoids (Piles)

The most common cause of Hemorrhoids/Piles is chronic constipation and low fiber diet. However, other causes including pregnancy or chronic diarrhea may also play role in hemorrhoids development.

Gulkand help reduce swelling of the hemorrhoids by providing mild laxative action in constipation. It also reduces the pressure in the lower section of the large intestine and lets the easier passage of the stools. It also provides strength to the veins, which helps restoring natural elasticity of the veins. The important thing is that Gulkand has little effects if disease progresses. It is only effective in mild causes of hemorrhoid (first-degree hemorrhoids), but it is highly effective in bleeding piles. It reduces habit of constipation and stops bleeding. In mild cases, the results appear within a week, but in severe cases, it may not alone effective solution and other remedies may also require.

How to Take Gulkand for Bleeding Piles

In bleeding piles or first-degree hemorrhoids, Gulkand can be taken in dosage of 2 teaspoons 2 hours after food two times a day with milk or water.

General tonic

Gulkand is a general tonic, which helps to reduce fatigue, muscle pain, burning, lethargies and mental stress. Many students in India using Gulkand for improving memory and reducing exam related stress.

Conjunctivitis

Gulkand also improves eyesight and helps in conjunctivitis. For conjunctivitis, it is used as adjuvant for other ayurvedic medicines.


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