Wanted to buy rose syrup from the shop, but none was available. All the rose syrups available are full of synthetic ingredients. It is even doubtful whether they contain Rose at all.
Rose is very cooling for the body, and is a very good antidote for the typical lifestyles of today.
Rose petals have been used for centuries as a digestive aid in the Middle East, and have been shown to help improve digestion and soothe pesky stomach troubles. When consumed as a tea, rose petals have a mild laxative effect that can help everything go smoothly when it comes to digestion
High in Antioxidants
Rose petals are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to ward off harmful free radicals and promote cellular health within the body. They can also help to prevent degenerative diseases like cancer. If you're looking to up your antioxidant intake, you can't go wrong.
Rose petals contain antimicrobial properties that can help to protect you against harmful bacteria. This means that a cup of rose petals can help to boost your overall health and wellness and ward off harmful microorganisms before you get sick.
Rose flower extract has also been shown to help reduce inflammation. Whether you're suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis or just need help soothing temporary pain, rose tea can help to lessen the symptoms of inflammation.
That, I copied from a website , and it was talking about Rose Herbal Tea.
Tea didn't sound great for Rose, so I set out to make my own Rose Syrup.
A little bit of search led me to "Paneer Roja" or "Scent Roja", available with the local flower vendors in Bangalore. This is not the usual rose you get along with your mixed flowers. You have to specifically ask for Paneer Roja. Smell it and you will know why.
Have been using it for the last few months, and it is amazing. The right drink for the afternoons / evenings when you feel like having something sweet and cool. With the added benefit that it is a natural ayurvedic Home remedy with all round health benefits.
Half kg panneer Roja ( costs 100 rupees, it is about 100 roses).
Pluck the petals out and keep aside.
1.6 litres water
800 gm sugar
Bring the water to a boil.
Soak the roses in the just boiled water, and leave it to soak overnight.
Strain the water to get rose water.
Boil the rose water and mix the sugar with the rose water.
You will get a Ruby Red / Rose Pink syrup, ready for use.
Keep it outside to cool for about four days. Then, bottle, and refrigerate.
It will last for about two to three weeks in the fridge after which it starts fermenting.
To have: Mix one part syrup with five parts water for a refreshing cooling drink.
So, throw out that bottle of Rooh Afza and try making this at home.