There are a lot of benefits of rose petal water backed more by anecdotal evidence than anything, but that’s no reason to shrug off this mild yet refreshing drink. The experts says that the rose petals act as a very gentle diuretic. Diuretics encourage your kidneys to put more sodium (salt) into your urine. This excess salt in turn draws water from your blood, decreasing the amount of water in your circulatory system. But this is not “permanent” weight loss – just water weight – but the action encourages you to drink more and keep your system flushed clean and hydrated. Believe it or not, can be hugely beneficial to losing weight.
- Handful of fresh or dried rose petals
- Distilled water (1-2 cups)
- A pot with a tightly fitting lid
Note: Be sure, if using fresh rose petals, they have not been treated with any sort of chemical (insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.)
- Place the pot on the stove, put in the rose petals, and add just enough distilled water to completely cover them. If some float to the top it’s not a big deal.
- Cover the pot with a tightly fitting lid and simmer until the petals lose most of their color, about 15-20 minutes.
- Strain the liquid into a glass jar and keep in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
How to use:
Drink about ½-1 cup every morning on an empty stomach.