Friday, August 19, 2011
PhotoHunt - Drink
My Roselle plants are growing very well in my back yard and new buds continue to sprout during the flowering season.
Roselle is a tropical fruit belongs to the Hibiscus family and the scientific name of this medicinal plant is Hibiscus sabdariffa.
Having heard so much about its magical properties, I made Roselle juice out of its calyces almost every weekend. It is rich in vitamin C (potent antioxidant), beta carotene, vitamins B1, B2 and B6 (essential co-enzymes in metabolic process). They are also commonly used as a treatment for cardiac, nerve diseases and cancer. I also discovered that long term consumption of Roselle juice can provide a good skin complexion too!
These freshly plucked calyces are used in making juices and this portion is for one or two servings. It is an easy process. Put the calyces into a saucepan and bring 60ml water to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 mins or until the calyces turn pale and the water is deep red in colour. I prefer to add some honey instead of sugar to my drink.
There you go, my homemade roselle drink. It's a great home remedy for good health and my perfect companion that never fails to leave me feeling refreshed and uplifted. Cheers!