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Gond Katira,Tragacanth

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Urdu Name : Gond Katira, (گوند کتیرا)
Arabic Name : Samagh alkthira, (صمغ الكثيراء)
Persian Name : Gon, Katira, ( گَوَن) (کتیرا)
Hindi Name : Katira Gond, Katira, ( کتیرا گوند ) ( کتیرا)
English Name : Indian or Country Tragacanth, (انڈین اور کنٹری ٹراگکنٹھ)
Latin name : Cochlospermum gossypium DC, (کوچلوسپرمم گوسسیپیم ڈی سی)
Kannada Name : Barugadamara, (برگدمارا)
Bengali Name : Katila, (کتیلا)
French Name : Gomme Adragante (گوممے ادراگانتے)
German Name : Cochlospermum gossypium-Gummi, Kutira-Gummi
(کوچلوسپرمم گوسسیپیم) (گممی) (کوتیرا گممی)
ریسرچ، تحریر و ترتیب حکیم محمد عرفان
اس آرٹیکل کو کاپی کرنے والے کے خلاف فوری قانونی کاروائی کی جائے
گی کیونکہ ایک آرٹیکل کو مکمل کرنے میں کئی دن سخت محنت ہوتی ہے


Tragacanth Gum Herb (Gond Katira)

Uses,Health Benefits,Dosage

Discover the uses, health benefits and dosage of an amazing herb Tragacanth which is obtained from the sap of legumes plant.

Are you suffering from any sexual insufficiency? Are you facing dreadful ailments like heat strokes, constipation or tumor?

Do you want to enlarge your breast size? If your acknowledgment to any of the above questions is ‘yes’ then you arrived at correct destination and ‘Gond Katira’ is the very answer to all your queries.

In addition to being an herbal drug in Ayurveda, Gond Katira finds its applications in cooking industry, textiles, paper manufacturing and what not.

Moreover, if you are highly inquisitive in making Gond Katira drink and other products you just need to scroll down a little bit and your will find your recipe ready right there.

What is Gond Katira?

Tragacanth gum or Gond katira comes from a shrub which is mostly found in Mid East, Iraq, and Iran and even in western Asia.Iran produces an enormous quantity of Gond Katira.

It is a tree gum just like any of myrrh but is less common in products than other gums, such as guar gum or gum arabic.

It is because most Gond Katira is grown in Mid-Eastern countries which have poor trade relations with countries where the gum is to be used.

Cultivation of tragacanth plants has not proved economically worthwhile in the west as other gums can be utilized for such endeavors.

It comes from some Astragalus species, but the species which produces the best quality gum is Astragalus Gummifer which is also its botanical name.

Now, the question that pokes us is that how to obtain Gond Katira from the plant. So, the answer is gum emanate naturally from the roots as well as from incisions made in the stem(below ground level down to 5 cm).This is collected and then dried to forms crystals of flakes. They may be formed into blocks as well.

You may get misapprehend that you have never eaten gum Tragacanth before, but the veracity is that you have taken it as an additive with E number as ‘E 413’in food industry. The plant is a member off abaca which is originally a pea family.

Other Names of Tragacanth Gum:

Botanical nomenclature: Astragalus Gummifer.
Scientific nomenclature:Cochlospermum religiosum.

The name ‘Tragacanth gum’ is procured from two words Tragos and Akantha. Elucidation of these two words is “goat” and “thorn”, respectively in Greek.Apart from having different names in different languages, there are some familiar names too.

  • Dragon gum
  • Quah
  • Gum Elect
  • Ela-imbue-Kini Hi Riya
  • Quattro Shiraz gum
  • Goat’s thorn
  • Locoweed

Properties and Applications of Tragacanth Gum:

Gum tragacanth is a viscous water-soluble mixture of polysaccharides (thus including high protein).

In the dry state, it does not stick to itself the same way other gums do. It is tasteless and odorless.No doubt, bandwidth of the uses and applications of Gond Katira is very broad.

  • It is used as an Herbal Medicine in Ayurveda. It contains an alkaloid that serves as an herbal remedy for dreadful conditions such as diarrhea and cough.
  • It is utilized as a paste in modern treatment for burns.
  • It has been shown recently that it can suppress tumors and stimulate the immune system.
  • Mostly Gond katira is used in drinks, processed cheese, salad coverings, food dressings and different puddings being both tasty and having amazing cooling properties.
  • The beneficial Gond katira drink thus provides a sort of solace to our body. Also, in the field of foods, it works as stabilizer, texture additive and emulsifier. As a thickener in sauces, confections, salad coverings, ice cream, etc.
  • Also used as a thickening agent in preparing dyes for calico printing, textile dyes, for dressing fabrics, in making glues, for water colors and to produce the gloss in ink.
  • Gond Katira is also utilized as the traditional binder. It is frequently used in the making of pastels of an artist thanks to its property of not sticking to itself on being dry like other gums (such as gum arabic).
  • To grip all the powdered herbs in collaboration, it is also used in incense making as a binder.
  • Last but not the least, as a binder, it also finds its use in paper manufacturing.
  • Gond Katira is used as an edge slicking plus a polishing compound in veg-tanned leatherworking, in textiles as a stiffener.
  • Not only this, but it is also used in the cosmetics industry and as a culture medium in laboratories, etc.
  • Tragacanth gum is also utilized in making a paste used in floral sugarcraft to produce life-like flowers on wires which are used as decorations for cakes.
  • It also makes a paste which dries in the air (too brittle) and can apprehend colorings. So, it enables you to obtain the required fineness and delicate finishing your work.

Health Benefits of Gond Katira:

Although Tragacanth gum has a very wide area of applications, it can be utilized as a thickening agent as well as a binder and even stabilizer and in industries like paper making, cosmetics, textile industry and so on but if there is something in it for which it is famous in masses are its numerous health comforts.

The advantages are pure and so worth noting. The only requirement is to keep patience while taking Ayurveda treatment as you will see remarkable changes with the passage of time.

• Heatstrokes

It behaves as a cooling agent inside the body and thus prevents us from heat stroke.

• Purgative

It is very advantageous in problems like constipation because it has the properties of purgative.

• Weakness in Men

It acts as an effective remedy for weakness and any sexual inadequacy in men.

• Small Breasts

Beneficial for women who want to increase their breast size as it does by daily dosage.

• Pregnant Women

Ladoos made of Gond Katira prove instrumental during pregnancy stage.

• Urinary lewdness

It has fantastic results against Urinary incontinence or involuntary urination.

• It is believed that Gond Katira could suppress tumor and stimulate the immune system.

• It has been used as a modern treatment for burn and applied in the form of a paste.

• It is also utilized as an herbal cure for drastic conditions like a cough and diarrhea.

Health Benefits For Men:

Whether the issue is Early Discharge or Night Discharge or even Involuntary Discharge, Gond katira proves to be worthwhile in each case in men. The only advice is to take it daily.

Recipes For Remedy:

  •  Pulverize equal amount of Badam, Jaiphal, Salai Guggul, Vidari, Kawanch (processed), and Tragacanth gum. Take 6 gm of the resulting powder with milk.
  • Take half teaspoon powder of Chini, and a gram of Gond Katira with cold water, thrice a day for the first week, twice a day for the second week and once a day for the third week.
  • Take a cup of water. Dissolve 10 gm of Gond Katira in it; stir it in the morning to scatter it. Add a tablespoon of Misri and then gulp down.

Health Benefits For Women

For women, Gond Katira can be beneficial as it helps in increasing their breast size. Since the therapy is natural so no need to worry; the only requirement is patience.

Recipes For Remedy-

Soak 5 gram of Gond Katira in water and leave it overnight. In the morning, first, pour water for cleaning and then put Gond katira in a glass of milk. Add sugar as well as ice. Take it every day and see the amazing results.

How To Make Gond  Katira Recipes:

Gond Katira has both cooling as well as heating effects. In summer, it turns out fluffy as well as soft after soaking in water.

So, before making any recipe in summer, soaking in water is mandatory as consuming it in mild form helps to produce the cooling effect in our body.

In winter, first, fry and grind it effectively. Then, it can be added to many of the desserts and other items. In this form, it generates heat in the body which is needed.

If you are curious to make Gond katira sherbat, pudding or laddoos then I am here to guide you through the entire process.In winter, these laddoos prove worthwhile, especially for pregnant ladies.

Method Of Soaking:

Take two pieces of Gond katira and soak it overnight in a glass of water. See it in the morning. You will observe that it becomes fluffy, and there is an increase in the volume of Gond katira.

Clean water wash(2-3 times) is required to remove the impurities. Now your Gond katira is ready to use in summers.

How To Make Gond Katira Drink:


Fluffed Gond katira – ½ tbsp.
Sugar – 1 tbsp.
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
Water – 1 glass
Crushed ice


Blend the above-written constituents and drink that daily.

How to make Gond Katira kheer:-


Fluffed Gond katira -1 tbsp.
Milk – 500 ml (generally chilled)
Sugar (as per taste)
Almonds, Pista chopped – 2 tbsp.
Green cardamom powder(a pinch)
Crushed ice


Boil the milk till it is reduced to almost 2/3 or as per your choice. Now take out sugar and cardamom powder from your kitchen’s wardrobe and add it to the boiled milk. Allow it to cool for some time.

Add the fluffed Gond katira and almonds, Pista which are chopped earlier. Finally, insert the crushed ice and kheer is ready.

How To Make Gond Laddoos:-


Wheat flour- 250 gm
Ground sugar- 250 gm
Ghee – 175 gm
Mildly crushed Gond – 15 gm
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp.
Grounded cashews – 1tsp.
Almonds – 1 tsp.
Walnuts – 1 tsp.


First, heat ghee in a pan. You need to fry Gond on medium heat deep, stirring it constantly to ensure that every single piece gets fried.

As soon as Gond fluffs up nearly to double pull it out of the ghee failure of which results in its burning.

Keep it undisturbed for nearly 5 minutes. Grind it effectively. Fry the flour in rest of the ghee until it starts giving odor and becomes light brown (sandy).

When ghee detaches from the flour, then it is sure that it is ready. Turn off the heat source at that point and add the ground material in the same. Do thorough mixing. Allow it to cool until it can be touched by hand. Then, make nutritious

Allow it to cool until it can be touched by hand. Then, make nutritious laddoos of any shape, any size.

Keep laddoos aside for nearly 2 hrs. And finally, store them in a sealed container away from air.

Side Effects Of Gond Katira:

As we all know, Ayurveda has answers to almost any problem. Each and every cure is done in a natural way and has proven efficacious. However, using Gond Katira can prove to be dangerous occasionally.

Many fellows of Astragalus Gummifer contain noxious glycosides. But there is a way out to this trouble.

All species with edible seedpods can be renowned by their oval or fleshy round seed pod that resembles with a greengage.

Moreover, when sprouted in the soil, some species that are rich in selenium can also assemble noxious levels of selenium.

So proper care and cultivation techniques are beneficial in diverting the possible hazards associated with Gond Katira.

In this article, we have provided you enough information about the Gond Katira.Hope this information helped you, and we are looking forward to seeing you all enjoying the delicacies and the health benefits of Gond Katira.

Recommended Dosage
1 to 3 g powder.

کتیرا ،گوند کتیرا

ماہیت ۔
ایک خار دار درخت قتاد کا گوند ہے۔جس کے کانٹوں کی کثرت اور تیزی مشہور ہے۔گوند کیترا پانی میں پھول جاتی ہے۔لیکن صمغ عربی میں پانی میں حل ہوجاتاہے مگرکتیرا پرٹنکچر آیوڈین لگانے سے رنگت اودی یانیلی ہوجاتی ہے۔اس کا رنگ زردی مائل سفید ہوتاہے اور ذائقہ پھیکا ۔
مزاج ۔گرمی اور سردی کے لحاظ سے معتدل ۔۔۔تردرجہ اول میں ۔
افعال ۔مغری ،ملین مسکن سوزش و حرارت ,حابس الدم ملین صدر مسمن بدن۔
استعمال بیرونی ۔
کتیرا جلد کو نرم و ملائم کرنے اور اس کی خشونت وخشکی کو زائل کرنے کیلئے مناسب ادویہ کے ہمراہ طلاء کیاجاتاہے۔شقاق لب میں لگایاجاتاہے۔مغری ہونے کی وجہ سے آنکھ کے زخموں اور آشوب چشم میں مناسب ادویہ کے ہمراہ شیاف بناکر آنکھوں میں لگایاجاتاہے۔
استعمال اندرونی ۔
اندرونی طور پر جسم کی سوزش و حرارت کو تسکین دینے کیلئے اس کو شربتوں میں شامل کر کے یا اس میں بھگو کر پلاتے ہیں ادویہ مسہلہ کی حدت وحرارت کی اصلاح کے لئے شامل کرتے ہیں ۔
مغز بادام نشاستہ شکر اور کتیرا ہموزن سفوف بناکر دودھ کے ہمراہ کھلانے سے بدن کو فربہ کرتاہے نیز اس کو بھگو کر کھانے سے قروح آمعاء پیاس اعضاء بول میں زخم اور جلن میں سکون دیتاہے۔نفث الدم گرم کھانسی خشونت صدر وحلق فرحہ ریہ اور بحتہ الصوت میں گدھی یا بکری کے تازہ دودھ کے ہمراہ کھلاتے یا مناسب ادویہ کے ہمراہ شربت وغیرہ میں ملاکر چٹاتے ہیں اور گولیوں میں شامل کرکے منہ میں رکھ کر چوستے رہتے ہیں ۔
کتیرا بعض دواؤں کی سمیت کو زائل کرتاہے۔باطنی اعضاء کے سیلان خون کو بند کرتاہے۔حرقت مثانہ میں تسکین و تغزیہ کی غرص سے استعمال کرتے ہیں ۔
فوائد خاص ۔ حابس و نزف الدم ۔
مضر۔ سدہ پیداکرتاہے۔
مصلح ۔انیسوں ۔
بدل ۔ گوند ببول ۔
مقدارخوراک ۔ ایک سے تین گرام ۔



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