Gond Katira or Tragacanth is a natural gum derived from the dried sap of several Astragalus legumes native to the Middle East. Until a few decades ago, gond katira could be easily found in most Pakistani kitchens. The current generation would have heard the name from their grandmothers but don’t know much about its uses. Here you’ll find all gond katira benefits that can be helpful for your health and well-being.
Gond Katria Nutrition Facts
Every 100g of gond katira has around 70 Kcal energy, 35 grams of carbohydrates, and 30 grams of fibre. It is widely used in different food products and recipes around the world.
Benefits of Gond Katria
Gond katria is known to have both warm and cold effects on the body. Hence, it can be used in any season but is commonly added to drinks or juices during summers in Pakistan. Gond katira has several benefits for both males and females, including:
1. Prevents Heatstroke
Since gond katria has cooling properties, it can come in handy for people living in hot climates. Mixing gond katira in water and drinking it can cool down the body temperature and prevent you from having a heat stroke. It can also save your body from dehydrating in hot weather and ensure that your organs are working correctly.
2. Controls Blood Pressure
People with high blood pressure can benefit from gond katira. Due to its cooling effects, keep our blood pressure in control by bringing it down to the standard value.
3. Flawless Skin
Gond katira not only solves health issues but is beneficial for our skin as well. It clears dark spots and pigmentation, which happen after excessive sun exposure. Moreover, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck which helps you look young and fresh.
4. Provides Post-pregnancy Strength
Gond helps women after giving birth by aiding the process of lactation and providing strength to their bones. Females require adequate amounts of all the essential vitamins and minerals post-pregnancy. Therefore, Gond katira laddoos are given to these females because they are high in calcium and provide energy to the body.
5. Treats Urinary Complications
Many people suffer from urinary incontinence due to diabetes or pregnancy. If you are one of them, then gond can be highly beneficial for this condition. It treats blockage and inflammation in the urinary tract soothing the muscles, majorly improving urinary control.
6. Healthy Bones
Gond Katira is rich in calcium which can be used as a treatment against bone diseases like osteoporosis. It can be highly beneficial post-menopause because of declining bone health. It improves bone mineral density, strengthens the joints and prevents the risk of fractures in old age.
7. Improves Immunity
According to research, Gond katira boosts immune cell secretion, reinforcing our immune system against diseases and other foreign invaders. It also facilitates cell regeneration and recovery.
8. Improves Digestive System
As a result of its purgative nature, it stimulates gastrointestinal movement. This aids in bowel movement and the maintenance of a healthy digestive system. It is known to relieve constipation as well as diarrhoea.
Gond Katira Benefits for Males
Gond katira benefits for males include the following:
- increases sex drive
- treats sexual inadequacy or weakness in men
- Long-term use of this product can cure other sexual issues in men, such as erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, and other issues.
Gond Katira for Females
There are many Gond katira benefits for females, including:
- natural remedy to increase breast size in women
- has hormone-balancing properties
- great for females with weak joints and bones
- helps in the process of lactation
- good for weight loss because it increases the metabolic rate
Gond katira is an amazing herb and can be used to treat all the problems listed in this article. However, you must consult a nutritionist if you have a serious illness and get professional advice before using gond as treatment.
1. How to use gond katira?
After soaking gond in water, it can be added to sherbets, sattu, lemonade and traditional lassi. It might also be used in salads, dips or chutneys. Gond can also be used in desserts like kheers, puddings or oats.
2. How to take good katira with milk?
Soak gond katira in some water. After it turns into a jelly-like consistency, add it to warm milk and enjoy. Gond katira in milk is rich in calcium and great for weak bones.
3. What are gond benefits in pregnancy?
Giving gond to new mothers can help lactation, maintain hormone balance, regulate bone health and provide strength and energy.
4. What are side effects of gond?
Despite several health benefits, gond might cause blockage in the intestines if not used with fluids like water, milk, or juices. Some people might also be allergic to gond.
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