Goond Char (Edible Gum)
Goond Char, also known as edible gum, is a natural resin that is extracted from the bark of certain types of trees. It is commonly used in traditional Indian cuisines, bakery items, beauty products, fizzy energy drinks, ice creams, etc.
In cooking, Goond Char is used as a thickener in sweet dishes, such as desserts and drinks. It is known to impart a cooling effect and is often used in the summer months to make refreshing drinks like sharbat.
Health-wise, Goond Char is said to have several benefits. It is believed to aid digestion, relieve constipation, and improve overall gut health. It is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help to soothe sore throats and coughs.