Try this hydrating drink
Summer is here and so is the season of cool and refreshing drinks. From watermelons to mangoes, there is no dearth of refreshing shakes and drinks in this hot season that can help to keep us hydrated and beat the scorching heat. Cool and tasty drinks are the best to quench your thirst, but the icing on the cake is when they are loaded with multiple health benefits. If you want to reap the benefits of both, try khus drink.
What is khus drink
Khus drink is the ultimate summer cooler and the plant belongs to the family of other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa.
The green coloured concoction can be prepared either by using khus roots or you can buy khus sharbat, which is readily available in the market.
The one readily available in the market is generally loaded with sugar and other colouring agents. If you do not want to buy it then you can make it yourself at home using khus roots. For that, clean the khus roots properly and then soak them into drinking water for three days. Strain the water and your summer cooler drink is ready. The khus roots can be used thrice for preparing the drink. So, after taking it out from the bottle, keep it in the Sun for a while and use it again.
The health benefits of khus drink
Apart from quenching your thirst and keeping your hydrated, khus drink has several other health benefits.
Helps in cell division
Khus contains a considerable amount of zinc, a mineral responsible for the activity of over 300 enzymes in our body. Zinc supports our natural defence system, helps in cell division, cell growth and speed the healing of the wound.
Good for immunity
The roots are a rich source of antioxidants and can help to boost your immunity, which is quite essential at this time when we are dealing with coronavirus. The antioxidant properties also protect our organs and tissues from any kind of damage from free radicals.
Manages blood pressure
The roots are also packed with other minerals like iron, manganese and B6 vitamins. All these minerals play an important role in improving blood circulation and regulating blood pressure levels in the body.