Gulkand Scientific Name
Rosa centifolia (rose species used to make gulkand)
Gulkand Other Names
Sanskrit: Atimanjula, Shatapatrika
What is Gulkand?
Gulkand is one of a kind delicious Ayurvedic formulation. It is a jam/sweet preserve made from rose petals and honey. It has been used as ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. Gulkand has a cooling and soothing effect on the body and is often recommended as a morning supplement with a glass of milk. It helps in preventing heat related disorders especially burning eyes/palms/soles, nosebleeds, tiredness, lethargy etc during severe summers. It aids in treating constipation associated with pregnancy, acidity, gastritis, peptic ulcers, indigestion, palpitation, dysmenorrhoea. Gulkand is inherently rich in Calcium and has antioxidant properties and has been found to be effective in treating stress, skin acne, body odor, and hypertension (not associated with diabetes).
Common forms of Gulkand
Paste or Jam
Gulkand is commonly used for:
- Treating dysmenorrhea
- Treating and preventing Constipation
- Aiding digestion and reducing stomach burn
- Improving skin complexion
- Treating mouth ulcers
- Controlling and preventing intestinal gas
- Preventing burning eyes, palms and soles during summers
Jam: 1 tsp in the morning with milk
Gulkand Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known
Children: Not known
To be used by diabetic patients only after medical consultation.