Goond Katira (Indian Gum Tragacanth - Edible Gum)
Goond katira, also known as tragacanth gum, is a natural gum that is derived from the dried sap of the roots and stems of various species of the Astragalus plant. It is commonly used in traditional Indian and Middle Eastern medicine and is also used as a food additive in certain dishes.
Goond katira is used in cooking as a thickening agent and to add texture to dishes. It is commonly used in desserts, such as ice cream, pudding, and custards, as well as in certain beverages, such as milkshakes and smoothies.
Also, Goond katira is believed to have a number of health benefits. It is said to be cooling and soothing, making it useful for treating various inflammatory conditions such as sore throats, digestive issues, and skin irritations. It is also believed to have a positive effect on the respiratory system and is used to alleviate coughs and other respiratory issues.