Amazing Health Benefits Of Gulkand in Summer

Dr. Mohammad Azam

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Mohammad Azam


5 min read


Gulkand benefits your health in summer thanks to its cooling, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Gulkand benefits for hair and skin stem from the same. Gulkand also boosts memory and eyesight.

Key Takeaways

  • Gulkand reduces body heat and is a summer must-have
  • Gulkand benefits oral, digestive and menstrual health
  • Better memory and heart health are other benefits of gulkand

Do the rosy fragrance, and syrupy sweetness of gulkand bring to mind various flavored ladoos and lassis? Well, this royal preserve is a must-have in the summer, which brings a rise in temperature, heat waves, and constant fear of heatstroke. The latter cannot be taken lightly, as research indicates heatstroke alone was responsible for about 1,274 deaths in India in 2019 [1]. 

So, it is very important to prepare the body to fight the scorching heat, especially if you are out in the sun most of the day. Tweaking your diet to include foods like gulkand will help you keep your body resistant to the rising temperature. To see how gulkand benefits your health and why you should include it in your diet this summer, read on.  

Why is Gulkand an Ideal Summer Food?

Gulkand can be considered as a jam made of rose petals. It tastes sweet, owing to the presence of jaggery or sugar. In Ayurveda, it is known as a cooling agent and is thought to help keep your Pitta Dosha balanced. Further, owing to the soothing qualities of rose petals, Gulkand is known to keep the body temperature low in summer, helping you stay active and energized for longer hours [2].  

Additional Read: How to Lose Weight in Summerhow to make Gulkand at home

Gulkand Benefits For Overall Health

The benefits of gulkand extend beyond its efficacy as a tonic that cools the body and decreases exhaustion during the summer months. Here are some of the key gulkand benefits to keep in mind.  

  • Gulkand is ideal for weight loss as it is low in calories and has a high fiber and water content. 
  • Gulkand offers the benefits of rose petals in an unadulterated form. Given its rich minerals and vitamin content, gulkand adds more nutritional value per serving.  
  • The benefits of Gulkand also extend to your oral health. Owing to the cooling effect of rose petals, it soothes your mouth and keeps ulcers caused by summer heat at bay. Its antimicrobial properties also boost dental health.  
  • Among the various gulkand benefits, women cannot ignore its soothing effect since it relaxes muscles during period cramps. This is a unique characteristic of gulkand and can be experienced by those who have longer spells of cramps and heavy or painful periods.  
  • Gulkand is known to absorb a lot of water, contributing to stool softening. This benefit of gulkand as a laxative is important and helps those suffering from constipation.  
  • In case you have recurring indigestion, hyperacidity, or heartburn issues, you can rely on gulkand. It soothes your digestive tract and relieves you of stomachache and other digestive problems.  
  • Rich in antioxidants, it can flush out toxins from the body. This helps purify the body and keep it feeling fresh and light. Gulkand is also known as a good blood purifier. 
  • It also helps fight fluid retention in the body, so it can be used to decrease swelling in your ankles or limbs.  
  • Lastly, gulkand is known to improve memory, eyesight, heart issues, hypertension, and plaque buildup in your arteries [3].  

While most of these benefits have been recognized by researchers, more studies need to be done to further investigate the benefits of gulkand. 

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Gulkand Benefits for Hair and Skin

Consuming gulkand even in a very small quantity every day can prove to be beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing. That said, it can specifically boost your hair and skin health. Gulkand is a natural coolant, and owing to this, gulkand benefits your pores, allowing them to heal from the damage caused by sun exposure or from using chemical products. It reduces stress and accelerates normal blood flow. This helps improve the quality of your hair and skin and boosts healthy hair growth.  

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How to have Gulkand to get the Maximum Benefits

To make it a regular part of your diet, you can have up to 2 tsps of gulkand a day. You can chew the jam just like paan post your meals to get maximum support with digestion and beat acidity. You can also mix it in cold milk and drink it during the day or at night to soothe your body.  

Additional Read: Health Benefits Of Manjistha

Summer brings with it a deluge of skin and health problems. While gulkand benefits your gut, keeps your energy high and cools you from inside out, talk to a doctor if you notice symptoms of other summer ailments like flu, asthma, and more. Whether you are seeking ayurvedic medicines for high BP or want to get help for your digestive issues, you can get in touch with a doctor in minutes on Bajaj Finserv Health.

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Published on 2 Jun 2022Last updated on 12 Apr 2023

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Dr. Mohammad Azam

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Mohammad Azam

, BAMS 1 , MD - Ayurveda Medicine 3

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