Khus Sharbat/Syrup is a cool, sweet, refreshing and tasty drink. This green colour drink is diuretic, soothing and cooling in nature. Khus Sharbat is prepared from root extract of khus plant. Khas Khas, Khas, Khus or Vetiveria zizanioidesis is a dense grass, found throughout the plains and lower hills of India, particularly on the riverbanks and in rich marshy soil.
The roots of the plant has a refrigerant (cooling), febrifuge (reduces fever), diaphoretic (cause increased perspiration), stimulant (improvements in either mental or physical functions), stomachic (stimulating digestion in the stomach), antispasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms), emmenagogue (stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area), astringent and blood purifying properties.
Khus Sharbat offers several health benefits. In hot summer days, a glass of khus sharbat not only quenches thirst, but also helps in following condition.
- Burning sensation all over the body
- Burning micturition/urination
- Excessive thirst
- Water and fluid imbalance due to extreme heat
- Raktapitta/bleeding disorder or haemorrhage
- Fever due to heat
- Redness in eyes
- Burning in eyes
The Dosage of Khus Sharbat
30 ml in a glass of water or in a cup of milk. Mix well drink as and when required.