Roses – the ‘King of Flowers’ is loved by all and has great commercial value.’ The sweet humble Gulkand has a whole lot of goodness in it. We all relish it after our meals along with betel leaf ‘Meetha Paan’ as a mouth refresher. Nonetheless, you can simply have it as it is.
Gulkand is made up of rose petals, the sweet preserve of rose petals. In simple words, it is a ‘Rose Petal Jam. Gul means flowers and Qand means sweet. It is made with just 2 ingredients – rose petals (Rosa damascena Mill L) & Sugar. It is considered to be healthy and used widely in Ayurvedic practices as it has several benefits. Ayurveda says rose petals help balance the Pitta Dosha.
The rose petals have abundant phenolic compounds which are the main constituents that attribute to their medicinal value. These phenolic compounds have a wide range of therapeutic properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antidepressant, etc.
Take a look at what makes Gulkand the best thing to eat for your body -
●Gulkand has the cooling property that helps in alleviating all heat-related problems such as tiredness, lethargy, aches and pains.
●People who have excessive heat bodies feel the burning sensations in palms and soles, gulkand acts as a natural coolant and reduces it.
●It can reduce oxidative stress. Gulkand is a powerful antioxidant and people of all types of constitutions can consume it, as per Ayurveda.
Gulkand is an excellent tonic that keeps your metabolism healthy and fit. And one can consume Gulkand in many novel dessert ideas like shrikhand, jelly, ice-cream, shakes, peda, paan, thandai, barfi, lassi and cupcakes.
So, let us beat the heat with Gulkand this summer.