Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Gulkand (Rose petal jam) the summer cooler

Gulkand (Rose petal jam)
 the summer cooler

"Gul" means rose and "kand" means sweet.

Thus, Gulkand is a sweet preserve made of rose petals also known as rose petal jam. As we all know, flowers are the loveliest objects on earth and amongst them Rose is the Queen.

Rose petal jam(Gulkand) made primarily of rose petal,which is collected at their peak condition.Can be preserved for years,this preserve tastes better and is more effective after it has matured for a month or two.

Gulkand is native to India and Pakistan. It is an Ayurvedic tonic and a delicious and healthy food that can easily be prepared at home.

Gulkand is one of the ingredients used in Paan - the traditional Indian mouth freshener and digestive.

Health Benefits Of Gulkand
1.Gulkand is cooling so is beneficial in alleviating all heat related problems like tiredness, lethargy, itching, aches and pains, reduces burning sensations in the soles and palms.

2.Gulkand is a powerful antioxidant and a good rejuvenator

3.Gulkand reduces acidity and reduces heat in the stomach, treats ulcers and swelling in the intestine.

4.It treats mouth ulcers, makes teeth and gums strong.

5.Helps reduce the pain during menstruation and can be used as an aid to treat dysmenorrhoea. It is also helpful as an aid in treating white discharge.

6.It is a good digestive tonic, improves appetite, betters digestion, corrects digestive issues.

7.Removes toxins from the body and purifies blood. So, it helps keep skin clean and clear and also prevents skin diseases like boils, blisters, acne, etc.

8.Helps to reduce excessive perspiration and foul body odor

9.It protects from sunstroke, controls nose bleed in summer. Eat 2 tsp gulkand before going out in the sun.

10.It helps in increasing urine output and hence may be given to the individuals who have problem of water retention.

11.It helps reduce stress as it has calming effect on the nervous system.

12.If consumed in small amount it helps reduce the frequency of motions but acts as a laxative if taken in large quantities. Hence it can be used to treat both loose motions as well as constipation.

Normal dose of gulkand is 1 tsp 2 times a day, morning and evening.

Note: Since it contains sugar, those with diabetes should consult their doctor before consuming it. Also obese people may consume this in reduced quantity.

Culinary uses

Gulkand can be taken on its own

It can be added to milk, lassi or juices.

Gulkand may be used to make rose flavored teas and drinks

Gulkand is commonly used as an ingredient of Paan, a popular dessert and mouth freshner.

Also gulkandsweets are available where it is a part of the preparation of the sweet and gives a distinctive taste to the sweets.

Gulkand ice cream too is very cooling and tasty.

Go ahead cool yourself with this 
excellent cooler


  1. please give the recipe to make gulukand.

  2. nice blogs
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