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Gond Katira (Tragacanth Gum)

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Introducing our Gond Katira, also known as Tragacanth Gum, a natural gum obtained from the dried sap of several species of Middle Eastern legumes belonging to the genus Astragalus. This gum has been esteemed for centuries, particularly in traditional Persian and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as in various culinary applications across the Middle East and Asia.

Gond Katira is renowned for its unique properties as a thickening, emulsifying, and stabilizing agent. It is tasteless and odorless, making it a versatile ingredient in culinary preparations. In Indian cuisine, Gond Katira is popularly used in making cooling drinks and desserts, particularly beneficial during the hot summer months. When soaked in water, it swells and develops a gel-like consistency, which not only adds texture to dishes but is also valued for its cooling properties.

Beyond its culinary uses, Gond Katira is celebrated for its health benefits. It is known to be rich in dietary fibers, making it helpful in relieving constipation and improving digestive health. Due to its cooling properties, it is also used to provide relief from heatstroke and to maintain body temperature. Additionally, Gond Katira is often used in natural remedies to boost immunity and improve skin health, thanks to its mucilage content.

In various traditional practices, Gond Katira is used as a remedy for burns, applied as a paste to soothe inflamed skin. It's also a component in natural beauty products, prized for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties.

Our Gond Katira (Tragacanth Gum) is a testament to nature's ingenuity, offering a blend of culinary versatility, health benefits, and natural beauty applications.

Also known as: Tragacanth Gum, Astragalus Gummifer Gum, Goond Katira, कतीरा गोंद, گوند کتیرا.