Gond Katira is a natural gum made from the dried sap of many Middle Eastern legume species belonging to the Astragalus genus. Shiraz gum, shiraz, gum elect, and gum dragon are all names for the gum. It's a tree gum, just like any other kind of myrrh, but it's less popular in products than guar gum or gum in Arabic. Gond Katira is an odourless, tasteless, water-soluble polysaccharide combination made from sap extracted and dried from the plant's root. The gum comes out of the plant in twisted ribbons or powdered flakes. It absorbs water and turns into a gel that can be mixed into a paste. 

Here are some of the benefits of Gond Katira

Treats Heatstrokes

Heat stroke is caused by your body overheating, which is usually caused by extended exposure to high temperatures. Gond Katira serves as a cooling agent that lowers the body's temperature. Drinking cool chillers and drinks containing Gond Katira can help to keep your body hydrated.

Aids Digestion

The laxative properties of Gond Katira aid in the stimulation of intestinal motility. The enzymes in this gum aid digestion and keep bowel movements regular. This aids in the alleviation of both constipation and diarrhoea.

Boosts Immunity

Gond Katira boosts our immune system's ability to fight infections and other outside infections. Cough, cold, and flu are all things that Gond Katira can aid with. It also aids in the rehabilitation and regeneration of cells.

Here are some beverages you can make with Gond Katira

Gond Lemonade

A glass of cool and refreshing Gond katira drink can soothe your body and help you beat the heat this summer. It's an excellent recipe for preventing nasal bleeding in youngsters, which might occur as a result of excessive heat. To make this simple beverage, start with a cold glass of water and 2 tablespoons fluffed Gond katira (soaked overnight). Mix sugar, lemon juice, chia seeds, roasted cumin seeds powder, salt, and pepper. Give it a good swirl, then garnish with some mint leaves and you've got yourself a lovely drink.

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Gond Katira Rose Sharbat

Gond and rose sharbat is a classic summer beverage. You can make this by mixing a glass of cold milk with 2 tbsp fluffed Gond Katira and 1 tbsp rose syrup. You may also add some sugar if you want your drink to be sweeter. Drink this in the morning before stepping out and you will feel refreshed and energised throughout the day.

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Gond Katira Smoothie

Curd, soaking gond katira, a bit of black salt, and mint leaves are all you need to make this smoothie.  Add 1 cup curd, 1/4 cup water, 2 tsp soaked gond katira, a few mint leaves, and black salt to a blender jar. To make this smoothie, mix all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can also add some crushed ice cubes if you want your smoothie to be super chilled.

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