Roja Poo Kashayam / Rose Petal Tea / Herbal Drink for Sore Throat
Roja poo kashayam / Rose Petal tea is a decoction prepared by boiling rose petals either dried or fresh is effective home remedy against sore throat for both adults and kids. Roses are grown in our country not only for its beauty but also for its medicinal properties. It has got lot of health benefits and they are mainly used to cure stomach ache, intestinal infections, eliminate the wastes through kidney, irregular periods, anaemia, skin allergies, good for gall bladder and liver, helps to improve bile secretion. This rose petal tea helps in alleviating mild sore throats and bronchial infections. Rose leaves are used to prepare gulkand and rose waters. Use paneer rose to make this roja poo kashayam. Don’t use any other rose variety to make this kashayam. Try this at your home, it will definetely cure your mild sore throat.
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Check other herbal drink for cold and cough – Turmeric milk, kollu soup
How to make Roja poo kashayam
- Petals from 3 roses (fresh or dried)
- 3 Green cardamom
- Panang kalkandu (Palm candy crystals) to taste
- 1 Cup of Water
- Heat a pan with water, rose petals, cardamom and palm candy crystals.
- Boil this for 5 -7 minutes and turn it off.
- Filter it and drink it warm before going to bed.
Fresh petals gives lighter decoction.
Here I used dried petals so I got dark decoction.
If you don’t get palm candy crystals, add honey for sweetness.
Use paneer rose to make this tea. Don’t use any other rose to make this kashayam.