Tragacanth Gum


TRAGACANTH GUM (KATIRA*)

STERCULIA URENS


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Introduction: Tragacanth gum is a type of gum, which is used for the treatment of several types of diseases.

Colour: It is white and yellow.

Taste: It is vapid and slight sour.

Structure: It is the gum of a thorny tree.

Nature: Tragacanth gum is cool by nature. 

Precautions: Over quantity of tragacanth gum may be the cause of flatulence.

Removing side effects: Anisoon is used for removing all the side effects of tragacanth gum.

Comparison: It can be compared with the gum of acacia tree and white guard seeds.

Dosage: It should be taken in the quantity of 4 grams.

Quality: Tragacanth gum thickens the blood and ends the hardness of the heart. It ends the dryness of the intestines and makes them strong. It prevents bleeding from the body and brings the phlegm out. It is used for the treatment of asthma, cough, chest irritation and lungs’ sores. It is also used for alleviating poisoning. Its use alleviates the poison of hot natured person soon and properly. It gets rid of anuria and inflammation of the hands, feet and head. It is useful in scanty menstrual excretion. Dryness vanishes by its use. It also quenches over thirst.  

Useful in different diseases:

1. Inflammation and swelling of the tongue: Soak 10 to 20 grams tragacanth gum in water at night. Grind it properly with the water in which it has been soaked and mix sugar-candy in it. Take this mixture in the morning. Soak it in the morning and take at night like this way. Its use ends the burning sensation and swelling of the tongue.

2. Urinary problems: Soak 10-20 grams tragacanth gum and mix sugar candy in it. Shuffle it in the water to prepare syrup. Drink this syrup twice a day to get relief in urinary problems.

3. Disturbances during menses: Grind equal quantity of tragacanth gum and sugar candy together. Take 2 spoons this mixture with fresh milk. Its use gets rid of all the disturbances in the period of menstrual excretion.

4. Elongation of the uvula: Soak 10 to 20 grams tragacanth gum in the water then grind it with sugar candy mixed syrup. Drinking this preparation twice a day normalizes elongation of the uvula.

5. Dysentery: Soak 6 grams tragacanth gum in 250 ml water at night. Filter above preparation and mix 10 grams sugar in it in the morning. Drink this mixture to get rid of dysentery.

6. Excessive heat: Soak tragacanth gum in the water and grind it with sugar candy mixed syrup. Taking this mixture twice a day reduces excessive warmth of the body.  

7. Metrorrhagia: Soak 10 to 20 grams tragacanth gum in water overnight. Mix sugar candy in it to prepare syrup in the morning. A victim of blood leucorrhoea gets rid of this disease.

8. Headache: Soak about 4 grams henna flowers and about 3 grams tragacanth gum in soil pot’s water at night. Grind above mixture with sugar candy and drink in the morning. A person gets rid of headache and burning sensation by its use. It also prevents hair fall.

9. Inflammation of the feet: Soak tragacanth gum in a glass of water overnight then mix sugar in it. Take this mixture to fade away the inflammation of the hands and feet. It is very useful in summer season.

10. Adenoids: Grind 10 to 20 grams tragacanth gum and mix it in sugar candy mixed water. All the diseases of the throat disappear by drinking this mixture twice a day.  

11. Scrofula:

  • Grind 2 parts tragacanth gum and 2 parts nankhwa together properly. Mix the juice of coriander leaves in above preparation. Apply this mixture on the throat to get relief.
  • Soak about 10 to 20 grams tragacanth gum in water. Add sugar candy mixed syrup in above preparation. Drink this mixture twice a day to get rid of throat diseases.  

12. Laryngitis (larynx inflammation): Take 10 to 20 grams tragacanth gum twice a day to end laryngitis. Tragacanth gum should be soaked in water before use and take by mixing sugar candy in it. 

13. Vincent anjiena: Soak 10 to 20 grams tragacanth gum in water and mix it in sugar candy mixed syrup. Drink this preparation twice a day to get relief in vincent anjiena.

14. Paralysis of the throat’s muscles: Soak 10-20 grams tragacanth gum in water and mix it in sugar candy mixed syrup. Drink this preparation twice a day to get relief in this disease.