by herbalist Anne McInytre

Indian Rose Syrup & Coconut Milk

 

Just tasting this sweet nectar is enough to bring joy to the heart. Roses have long been associated with love and affairs of the heart. They have wonderfully uplifting and restorative effect and can be thought of whenever you feel tense, anxious, depressed, angry, lonely and upset. They are specifically for those who lack love in their lives. In India coconut is seen as a gift from the gods to human beings and a token of good luck in romantic relationships.

 

- 1 tablespoon rose syrup

- 250ml (8fl oz) coconut milk

- Ice cubes

 

To make rose syrup collect rose petals, weight them and place in a bowl with an equal weight of sugar. Mash the petals and sugar together, cover and leave overnight. Strain through a fine sieve, pour into clean bottles and store in the refrigerator. Stop a tablespoon of syrup into a cup of coconut milk. Add ice and dilute with a little water, if required. The syrup will keep for about a month. 1 serving. 

 

Anne McIntyre

Anne is a medicinal herb practioner and an author of many books. She also runs experiential herb courses at Trill Farm and a herb foraging walk before every course.