Rose Day 2022: How To Prepare Gulkand From Dry Rose Petals?
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Rose Day 2022: Gulkand is used in betel nut or paan, which we eat after a meal as a popular mouth freshener. But did you know the many benefits of gulkand and its other culinary uses? Gulkand is very beneficial for strength as it has many nutritious ingredients. Eating 1 teaspoon of Gulkand daily will continuously nourish your face. Apart from this, it is also helpful for people with diabetes. Do you know that it is relatively easy to prepare Gulkand at home? Also, homemade Gulkand is more beneficial for your well-being. Let us share some benefits of Gulkand and how it can be prepared at home. 

Recipe for making Gulkand at home: 


  • A few tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup rose petals 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  •  Optional: Cardamom, Cinnamon 


  1.  Clean the rose petals under water thoroughly and dry them 
  2.  In a jar, collect these dried rose petals. Add sugar, honey, and mix it well into the pot. 
  3.  Replicate this method till the container is full. 
  4.  You can add flavourings like cinnamon or cardamom to them. 
  5.  Close the container with a cap and keep it under sunlight for about a week. 
  6.  In this way, your gulkand will be ready after a few days. You can also stock Gulkand in the fridge for six months.

Are there any benefits of rose gulkand? 

  1. Reduce Pimples: Gulkand has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, which cures facial spots and kills our body bacteria. It also helps clean the marks from the face and give smoother skin.  Apart from this, it has been proved to be an effective treatment in preventing acne on the face. You can eat Gulkand half a teaspoon after your meals (dinner and lunch). 
  2. Improves Sleep: Eat Gulkand at bedtime, and it will make you sleep well. The combination of Gulkand and milk is natural cooling beneficial in relieving stress and fatigue. In addition, the rose petals in Gulkand have biological cooling agents that help to get a pleasant sleep after consumption. 
  3. Prevents Acidity: Gulkand can reduce acidity trouble. It is a very effective remedy for problems like bloating and inflammation of the intestines. You can consume a glass of milk with gulkand to get rid of acidity.