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Gulkand (Rosenmarmelade)is a very famous Ayurvedic tonic made up of rose patels. Gulkand is a Arabic word, where Gul means rose and Kand means sugar. It is one of the most delicious preparations of Ayurveda.
It is also used in sweet dish, pan, ice cream all to get a unique taste.
1. Rose Petals
Benefits 1. Rose petals are useful for reducing pitta, heat in the body and problems caused by excess heat. 2. Rosewater is cool, refreshing and reduces eye inflammation and redness. 3. Regulates menstruation and helps reduce excessive menstrual bleeding. 4. Gulkand decoction is an effective gargle for ulcers in the mouth. 5. Strengthens the teeth and gums. 6. Gulkand relieves heat-related imbalances and clears and tones the intestines. 7. Effective in the treatment of acidity. 8. The rose aroma relaxes the brain and heart. 9. Gulkand is an effective skin tonic which both clarifies and tonifies. 10. It can act as natural deodorant when used regularly. 1
Place the rose patels and sugar in layers in a wide mouthed airtight glass jar and place this jar in sunlight for 6 hours per day for around 3 to 4 weeks. (On alternate days stir is with wooden stick) and when done , keep it indoors. Other ingredients like silver foil, Praval Pishti, Cardamom seeds, Pearl Pishti (Muktapishti) etc. can also be added to increase the cooling properties.
Reference1. National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine,
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