What Is Badam Pisin?
How Do We Get Badam Pisin?
Sweet almond tree oozes out the gum and you can find it all over the trunk and branches of the tree. The gum oozes out as small tear drops and then they collect together to form large masses. When it first oozes out, it will be almost jelly like and with time it hardens like a hard rock.
Usually badam pisin is collected during autumn only from older sweet almond trees. Collection of badam gum reduces the number of leaves and flowers the tree produces so badam gum is collected only from older trees.
Badam pisin is usually scrapped of the tree branches with a sharp knife, if the badam pisin is fresh you can just remove it with your hands too.
Badam Pisin Common Names:
Badam Pisin (Almond Gum) Nutritional Value:
Badam pisin is composed of almost 92.3% carbohydrates, 0.8% of fats and 2.4%of proteins. It is rich in minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron.
How To Make Badam Pisin Jelly?
It is so easy to make badam jelly at home. Soak badam pisin in a cup of water for 24 hours. One small piece will yield a cup of jelly, it swells up really well. I also find that soaking for 24 hours gets it completely softened and of perfect texture.
Nowadays jelly’s are sold in different shapes and sizes and most kids love artificial jelly’s.My sister’s daughters both love jelly so much that each time before I visit them, if I ask them what they want they will reply in an instant that they want jelly.
The problem with store bought jelly’s is the amount of added colors and flavorings in them. Since manufacturers want to capture the attention of kids, too much of artificial colors and flavorings are added.
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Badam Pisin Health Benefits:
1. Body Coolant:
2. For Weight Loss & Weight Gain:
Badam pisin is an amazing ingredient to include in a weight loss diet. Badam pisin is very very filling and keeps one satiated for a long time so it helps reduce the overall calorie consumption resulting in weight loss. For using badam pisin for aiding weight loss, I would suggest mixing it with skimmed milk of your choice.
Some people suggest that badam pisin can help gain weight. Badam pisin by itself does not help with either weight gain or weight loss by altering our metabolism. But it is filling and depending on the ingredients it is added along with it can be added either to weight gain or weight loss diet.
For losing weight, it can be added to skimmed milk and for gaining weight, it can be added to calorie dense ingredients. Since it is very nutritious and an amazing antioxidant, it is a good idea to include it in our diet.
3. For Reducing Acidity:
Badam Pisin is very very soothing on the stomach and is an amazing home remedy for reducing acidity and stomach ulcers. For the remedy, mix badam pisin jelly with coconut milk sweetened with jaggery and consume. Coconut milk is also very effective for reducing both acidity and stomach burn.
4. For Skin Care:
Badam Pisin has both anti bacterial and wound healing properties making it very effective for skin care. You can read the study that supports this claim here. Badam pisin when applied on the skin externally has cooling and healing properties. Badam pisin jelly can be applied externally as a poultice to treat heat boils during summers very effectively.
5. Amazing Antioxidant:
Badam Pisin is an amazing antioxidant and when consumed regularly helps fight off the free radicals that causes premature ageing. Badam pisin is also rich in minerals and protein making it an ideal replacement for jellies sold in the markets. Badam pisin jelly is also free of color, cheaper than store bought jelly and does not have any additives.
Other Amazing Uses Of Badam Pisin:
Badam pisin is used to increase the shelf life of tomatoes. When tomatoes are coated with almond gum it helps retain the firmness, color and ascorbic acid content for a long time.
Badam pisin is also used as a coating for banana chips while drying. If coated it prevents cell destruction of banana slices and greatly reduces browning of the banana slices.
Since badam pisin has anti bacterial properties it used to preserve meat. Oligosaccharides extracted and purified from badam pisin has very good anti microbial properties so it is used for preserving beef meat.
Badam pisin is also widely used in pharmaceutical industry. It is used both as a binder and as a release retardant in tablet formulations.
Badam Pisin Side Effects:
Badam pisin if had in excess causes upset stomach so I would suggest consuming it in moderation. I feel sick if I consume badam pisin in excess. I couldn’t find any study proving that it is safe for pregnant women to consume so I would suggest to be cautious while consuming badam pisin while pregnant.
How To Eat Badam Pisin: 5 Top Badam Pisin Recipes:
1. Homemade Jigarthanda With Badam Pisin:
Soak basil seeds | sabja seeds in hot water for 15 minutes and strain. In the serving bowl, add the swollen sabja seeds. You can read about sabja seeds in detail here.
Top it up with homemade gulkand | rose petal jam, I have a recipe for it here. Add rose syrup, I used homemade rose syrup using pesticide free rose petals but you can use store-bought too.
Add chilled whole milk on top, I used organic grass fed milk from our farm. Top it up with softened badam pisin. Your delicious jigarthanda is ready!
2. Badam Pisin With Nannari:
This is a very delicious recipe and is perfect for serving during hot summers. It can be given to children and adults. Take a cup of cold water in a bowl, add in a squeeze of lemon juice to it.
Add in the required amount of nannari sherbet to it. Nannari sherbet can be easily made at home and it will be already sweetened so you don’t have to add sugar. Finally top it up badam pisin jelly and enjoy!
I usually make my own nannari sherbet but since it got over, I have used store bought syrup. I would highly suggest using homemade nannari without color and preservatives.
3. Badam Pisin With Rosemilk:
Badam pisin and rose milk is a magic combination. Whenever I get pesticide free rose petals, I make rose syrup and stock it for future use. For this drink, just mix rose syrup with milk and top it up with badam pisin jelly.
You can also use store bought rose syrup too. If you are vegan, use plant based milks instead of cows milk. Just make sure to use unsweetened milk as rose syrup will be usually sweetened.
This drink also can be served as a dessert especially after serving spicy foods, it will greatly prevent heartburn and acidity. But please don’t over consume badam pisin on a daily basis as it might prevent nutrient absorption…..
4. Badam Pisin With Lemon & Honey:
This recipe is a very healthy, low calorie recipe perfect for including in a weight loss diet. For the drink, take a cup of water in a bowl. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and sweeten with honey if you prefer. Finally add in badam pisin jelly to it.
You can have this drink in between meals and it will keep you fuller for long periods of time. People who have acidity or irritable bowel syndrome will find it difficult to drink lemon juice, adding badam pisin jelly will prevent acidity.
5. Badam Pisin With Ice Cream:
This is a wonderful recipe for kids. For the recipe, take a cup of milk, add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream and blend in a mixer till thoroughly mixed. You can also add few drops of pure vanilla if you like.
Pour the prepared mixture in a cup and top it with badam pisin jelly and serve immediately. I have used vanilla ice cream, you can use any flavored ice cream you like.
- These badam pisin recipes tastes absolutely delicious and is very very effective in easing stomach burn.
- The amount of each ingredient to be used is individual preference, add more of the ingredients you like.
- For children, milk (in recipes that requires milk) can be thickened a bit before adding by heating it in low flame for a few minutes. It will make the drinks thicker and creamier.
- These drinks are best had during summer and please don’t over consume badam pisin on a daily basis.
- If you are vegan, substitute cows milk with plant based milks like soy milk or almond milk.
- For children, you can serve the soaked and chilled badam pisin jelly topped up with just sweetened plain milk too.
Hi Ramya… I like all your posts and they are really good. I have tried few and it has come out well. But unfortunately we are not able to use homemade items like milk, gulkand etc have to buy them from stores.
I know it is very hard to get all the required ingredients but try your best to get the least processed ingredients as possible…
Thanks Ramya for the posts. I'm suffering from excessive body heat and is there any other recipe or blog of yours. Which I can refer and benefit?Thanks again.
Try palaya sadham from the blog and also in our village side during peak summers we make kambu koozh, it will greatly reduce the body heat. You can read about both in the blog…
Ramaya do u have the kamini tree and it's uses. Ekta. The flowers are so fragrant and beautiful.
Ekta, How are you ? It has been a long time since you wrote in the blog. We have 2 kamini trees in our farm and I too love the flowers for it's beauty and scent. I will try to compile the uses in the blog very soon…
Ramya I used saffron and parijat flowers for yellow colur. Came out well. Me daughter wants it in strawberry and pomogranate flavor 🙂
I just wanna know whether badam pisin reducees weight or increases wieght mam.. As I'm in gaining weight program… But I'm shrinking a lil d oly thing I take out of diet is badam pisin… I jz wanna know or else how to use badam pisin to increase ma weight… Thnk you
As far as I know badam psisin has no direct effect on our weight but you can consume it like given in this recipe with whole milk, since it is calorie dense it will help you gain weight..
Hai, I am very lean padam gum help to get weight?
I am sorry, I couldn't find any scientific evidence that suggest badam pisin helps one gain weight but you can consume it like given in this recipe with whole milk, since it is calorie dense it will help you gain weight.
Even though scientific evidence, I myself gain weight upto 5kg after consuming bad am losing for 6 months
Oh ok! do you mean badam or badam pisin?
Hi Ramya,I live in California, Should I store it in the fridge?
You don't have to store badam pisin in the fridge, just store it in a bottle in the pantry…
Am a marketing person.my body gets always heat.after seeing your post its most useful for me.daily drinking badam pisin its reduces body heat.thanks for your post….
Hi Ramya,I'm very lean and under weight due to my body heat. I tried many things to gain weight it doesn't worked out for me. People told that yours is heat body at first you reduce the heat that will automatically gain the weight over the period. When I check for this badam pisin is a good remedy for this. If possible can you please help me on how can I take it up?Thanks,Venkat.
I would suggest taking badam pisin after soaking along with milk like given in the post. You can also include sabja seeds like mentioned in the recipe, will work well in reducing the body heat. Also try having oil bath weekly twice…
Hello madam, Mam I want to know is badam pisin and sabja seed have side effect to pregnant ladies
I couldn't find any research that proves sabja seeds and badam pisin are bad for pregnant women. I would suggest having it in moderation…
Yea it does lower estrogen levels…which is not good
Hi where do we get this badam pisin?
You can get badam pisin through online shops like amazon, here is a link: amazon.in
HiCan the jelly be made and stored for 2 days?
Yes, badam pisin | almond gum jelly can be stored for 3 to 3 days in the refrigerator…
Can badam pisin help healing anal fissure since pain increases whenever body temp goes up. I have tried sidha, naturopath for 3 months and in verge of giving in for surgery since my fissure has gone chronic and i have a fistula
Unfortunately consuming badam pisin will not help heal anal fissure. I would suggest triphala guggulu as it is very effective for treating the inflammation & pain very effectively, it will also treat constipation very effectively. You can consult an ayurvedic doctor about the correct dosage for it. Externally I would suggest sitz bath with alum crystals and few drops of unrefined coconut oil…
Hi madame. As im staying in bachelor room i dont have good food and cant get streñgth as my body need.please share some dishes that cab make easily also help for good strength and to improve blood in body
I would suggest ragi porridge (very easy to make but gives plenty of energy). If you use rice cooker, you can easily make hand pounded rice which is very good and can be had along with different kinds of dal everyday which is also very easy to cook. Broken wheat upma, millets (which takes very little time to cook) stir fried with with veggies and sundal are all very healthy choices that can be made very easily…
how many times can we consume badam pisin in week
I would suggest consuming badam pisin weekly twice or thrice. As badam pisin is very rich in fiber, too much consumption of fiber will prevent nutrient absorption…
hi akka will dry grapes and badam pisin help for good blood improvement and nervous weakness..
I would suggest having badam pisin along with rose petal jam like the recipe given in the post as it is a good blood purifier and badam pisin is a body coolant…
Hi Ramya,What is Badam Pisin called in hindi?Chitra
Badam pisin is called badam gondh in Hindi…
HiDoes badam pisin and kadal paasi are the same thing?
Badam pisin and kadal paasi are different…
Thank you so much for offering this recipe. I tried this recipe came out very well taste was awesome!!! I have one small problem:( The badam pisin taste was like little sour taste I don't know why!! Did I make anything wrong? Can you please let me know thank you so much.
Badam pisin has no taste or smell, I am surprised it was tasting sour, did you soak the badam pisin as suggested?
Ramya, how to make rose syrup at home?
Boil sugar along with little bit of water till it reaches one string consistency and then immediately add all the cleaned rose petals and switch off. Let cool and strain…
Does it eradicate ed???
I am not aware of badam pisin's use for treating erectile dysfunction….
Hello Sister,May i know it is advisable for Diabetes women
Hello sister ,Nice post,May i know it is advisable for diabetes women
Almond gum can be taken by diabetes patients as it is rich in fiber and will not cause drastic reduction in blood sugar levels, only don't consume it as a sweet drink like mentioned above…:)
I was talking with my sister. She said if badam pisin is taken with milk early morning it gives relief from arthritis the for 2 to 3 weeks.
I am sorry, I am not aware of badam pisin's use for treating arthritis. It is only used as a coating for certain arthritic medicines to prevent premature drug release and to help it release it's contents in the colon…
Hi Ramya.. I want to gain weight hence pple told me to take Badami pisin .. Can u tell me how to use them !?? Should we wash it nicely and soak it in water or !??? Should I consume it daily !??
Hi Ramya!! Since I am very skinny , pple told me to take badam pisni.. Can you tell me how do I use them.. Should I wash it nicely and then soak it in water !?? Should I consume it daily. !?? Thank you
Wash the badam pisin once in water and soak it overnight, soaking it overnight will get badam pisin completely softened. Since badam pisin does not have any taste, I would suggest taking it like mentioned above. You can consume it weekly thrice. It is high in fiber, over consumption will lead to side effects (since it is high in fiber it will prevent nutrient absorption)…
Hi Ramya rose petal jam na ???
You can find the recipe for making rose petal jam here: recipe
Hi Madam ,I went though this post and your comments in this page. really felt happy to see this blog.I am software engineer , need to work for around 14-15 hours which caues too much heat while i am in seat. Also when ever i do some litttle excercise in gym my body gets heat. Overall this leads to Piles with few drops of boold in a week or two weeks time. I am also overwieght 99kgs.I am having internal piles problem and few days back fissure due to hard stool movement, consitipancy. I am also using chlestrol tablets – rozavel -10mg one tablet daily for few years.And Homepathy medicine for piles for time being. I am planning to take Badam pisin by overnight soaking in water and consuming early mornig before going to Gym. Hope it will help me reduce body heat and cure piles proablem . I am also making sure taking enough fiber with vegitables like carrot , cucumber as part of Lunch and fruits during dinner. Thanks for your time reading all this information.
My father has piles and my wife has piles too. Karunai legyam is a siddha mixture with ' vellam( sugarcane jaggery) , ghee and other ingredients which they are taking daily and I think it keeps the piles in control and the bleeding has stopped . It is taken from ' Karunai kilanghu which is a tuber like potato I guess . Since the kilanghu if fried or mashed and made as a dish cannot be eaten due to its ' irritating ' ' Ooral' property , in our house it is boiled first and then peeled and then used in ' Puli' kulambu ( Tamarind kulambhu) and when you eat karunai kilanghu this way it will be like potato easy to eat and will stop bleeding completely in the anal region and cure the wound too I think . If you could send me your phone number I can send you pic of karunai kilanghu which is available easily in ' Kovai Pazhamudircholai ' a grocery and fruits ' chain of supermarket found in chennai , Tirupur , erode and other places I guess !
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Shall I eat Badam pisin Three days in a week?
Badam pisin is a wonderful body coolant but it is high in fiber so I would suggest consuming it weekly twice and then to 3 days a week. Also don't over consume badam pisin for the same reason as it might interfere with nutrition absorption…
Is badam pisin same as gondh which is used for making laddus for lactating mother after delivery?
Badam pisin is different from gondh, I have written a detailed article on gondh in the blog, please read it: https://www.wildturmeric.net/2017/04/edible-gum-health-benefits-nutrition-ayurvedic-uses.html
i heard that badam pisin contains cancer causing agent in it.is the regular consunption of badam pisin may cause any seviour disease?
how much amount and how many times we can consume it in a week?
My daughter is very lean…one of my friend told me to give this for weight gain…she is 3 yrs old…can i give her daily…is it safe …how much should i give her? Or should i give her weekly once?
is badam pisin and gondh are same???
Yes both are same. Badam pisin in Tamil and hindi called gondh
Badam pisin and gond are not same, gondh is got from vetkali tree and when it is fried in ghee or oil, it gets crunchy and it is added to ladoos. Badam pisin is got from almond tree and becomes a jelly when added to water. Their properties are just the opposite, gondh is heat producing whereas badam pisin is cooling…
How to increase weight??
Increase the amount of calories you are consuming everyday and have nutrient dense and calorie dense foods regularly like the dessert made with badam pisin here.
Hii i hav this a long time around a year and i dont hav expired dates on it..should i still use? Plz temme hw long it takes to expire? Thanks in advance..
Usually badam pisin | almond gum will last well for about 3 to 4 years…
Thank you Ramya. I now think almond gum is the honey mentionned by prophet Mohammed peace and prayers upon him 1400 years ago as the remedy for ulcer and stomach aches.
Hi a very interesting read. I bought badam pisin and have been taking it twice a week.
How much badam pisin should I take to reduce my weight besides my other diet and exercise?
Hi Jen, I would suggest taking around 2 to 3 tbsp of the soaked badam pisin jelly. It will keep you fuller longer and it is also full of antioxidants…
Having badam pisin with butter milk twice or thrice a week will reduce the weight??? Or any other suggestions ….
Hi dear … This is really useful… Can u post information about murungai pisin…. Morning and gum… It I’ll be useful for many
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