For many Albanians, rose syrup awakens the times when it was one of the most special beverages that housewives prepared when roses were picked from the courtyards.
Since ancient times, rose syrup has been considered as one of the best tonic drinks not only for its delicate taste but also for the health benefits that rose petals offer.
The latter, in fact, act as sedatives and relaxants on the brain.
It is no coincidence that they are used in folk medicine to detoxify and relieve the entire body, fighting stress for a better spiritual and mental tranquility
The rose syrup recipe
- Petals of 10 roses
- 250 grams of sugar
- 1 liter of water
- Lemon juice
- Mix the petals of the roses in a pot of water and then leave them with the lid closed for 24 hours. After this time, put the pot on the stove, add the sugar and - after the sugar has completely melted - add the lemon juice.
- Then let it boil everything for 5 minutes and, once it has cooled, it must be kept in the refrigerator. Once this is done, the rose syrup will be ready to be tasted.
The benefits of rose petals
The petals have a natural effect against bacteria, while contributing to the well-being of the skin. In addition, the petals contain large amounts of vitamin C, which in turn is a powerful antioxidant.
This important vitamin helps treat the damage done to the provoked cells, such as those caused by long exposure to the sun. To avoid this, it is possible to dip a dozen petals in 100 milliliters of water: many studies, in fact, show that "rose water" helps in the prevention of sunburn.
The roses, therefore, are perfect for those who have sensitive skin, because even the sugars contained in the petals create a pleasant sensation for the skin.