Rooh Afza Health Benefits (Uses & Recipes Ingredients)

I was wondering why I was seeing rooh afza during my research of sabja seeds (basil seeds), There I found that Rooh Afza is famous summer drink for their cooling effects.

I decided to research more about Rooh Afza and write them together, benefits, ingredients, and famous drink recipes of rooh afza, and we will see if it has any side effects.

Let’s understand what is Rooh Afza and go through the introduction of Rooh Afza.

What is Rooh Afza

Rooh Afza is the “summer drink of the east” because of its properties of coolingi which is an effect that is enduring and gives you immense freshness and energy in very hot summer.

Rooh Afza is formed by two words, first is Rooh that also known as “Soul” and second is Afza, It usually means that “which nourishes“, As a result, We can understand that Rooh Afza word impliesNourishes the Soul“.

Brilliant formula, fragrance, special flavour, cooling effect and other properties are the reason for the reliable base of this drink. This relaxing drink is a good rival of other drinks because of its good image in the market, even when Rooh Afza is not advertised by any star. Its amazing taste and so many beneficial properties add to the no star advertising factor which actually has no effect on its sales.

Uses of  Rooh Afza


Flavour sherbet, cold deserts, milk recipes and cool deserts are one of those things that make Rooh Afza well-known globally, It is a healthy natural concentrated squeeze mixed with refreshing syrup.

The herbal and fragrant flavoring quality makes Rooh Afza to be used in Falooda, Kulfi, Phirni, Pudding, Kheer, Lassi and Milk Shakes.

In the Month of Ramadan (In Islam, Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, also known as Ramzaan), Rooh Afza is commonly used during iftaari that is when the fast is finally completed. As it cools the empty soul and nourishes it.


Discovery of Rooh Afza

Rooh Afza was discovered by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed, who is a famous Unani physician of herbal medicine. He started it from Old Delhi in 1906. Rooh Afza is currently prepared by Hamdard (Waqf) laboratories in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

It has effectively created a niche as among the list of top refreshing syrups across the world.


Ingredients in Rooh Afza

Rooh Afza includes herbs, fruits, veggies, flowers, and roots. The relaxing properties come from these special components, they key components of this chilling drink are the following ones-:

  • Herbs: European white lily (Nymphaea alba), lotus (Nelumbo), purslane/tukhm-e-khurfa (Portulaca oleracea seeds), Blue star water lily ( Nymphaea nouchali), chicory (Vitis vinifera), borage and coriander.
  • Vegetables: Mint, Carrot, Spinach and Luffa aegyptiaca.
  • Fruits: Watermelon, citron, strawberry, pineapple, apple, berries, orange, raspberry, loganberry, blackcurrant, cherry, and concord grapes.
  • Flowers: Lemon, Rose, Orange and Keora (Pandanus fascicularis).
  • Roots: Along with herbs, fruits, flower, and veggies, the only root is being used in it is “vetiver” also known as khus or Chrysopogon zizanioides.

Medicinal Benefits of Rooh Afza

1) RoohAfza helps in Dehydration

Rooh Afza has crucial minerals such as sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulphur, and phosphorous, which makes it effective to deal with dehydration, warmth tiredness and increased sweating. Because of this, the chilling drink is ideal for maintaining water balance in the body.

2) Improves Energy

The good properties of rooh afza have a beneficial effect that improves the vigor, vitality, and gives a high level of energy.

3) CardioVascular Health

Rooh Afza displays favourable effects on the cardiovascular functions and increases the cardiac efficiency, smooth cardiac blood supply and additionally, it handles the heart beat. Wow who knew that a sherbet can actually help can aid in the functioning of human heart.

4) Haemoglobin

Rooh Afza displays a good outcome in the improvement of haemoglobin content in blood.

5) Helps in Fever

As Mentioned Above, that Rooh Afza helps in controlling body heat. Because of its cooling effects, It is useful in decreasing the body heat and used in the treatment of fever.

6) Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Along with other beneficial effects of this drink, it is useful in case of vomiting and diarrhoea.

7) Indigestion

Rooh Afza is a chosen drink in the event of indigestion, giddiness, kidney, numbness, and stomach ache.

8) Helps in Weight Gain

Many of us want to gain weight, especially those who are very thin. If you want to gain weight, you can try rooh afza, It raises weight by promoting nitrogen stability in the body.

9) Cooling Effect

The main and famous benefit of Rooh Afza is their cooling effect, It helps to get relaxation on very hot summer days by giving a chilling benefit to your body and you feel good and relaxed from the warming environment.

Side Effects of Rooh Afza

There are no side effects in this rooh afza drink identified. There is lack of evidence which can indicate that the rooh afza has any kind of side effects. However, If you find yourself allergic to this syrup then talk to your doctor and stop using Rooh Afza to prevent its side effects (if any) and feel free to mention them in the comments section so as to alarm others about them.

Drink Recipes With Rooh Afza & Sabja Seeds


What You Need To Make Drink with Rooh Afza

  • You will need 4 cups of cold water
  • 1/2 tbsp Sabja Seeds
  • Rooh Afza and Sugar as you think is necessary to add

How to Prepare Drink with RoohAfza  and Sabja Seeds

  • Soak the sabja seeds in a cup of water for half an hour
  • After that put it to remain water you have left
  • Put rooh afza to the blend
  • If you want to add flavour, you can also add sugar and ice cube (optional)

 Lemon Sharbat Recipe with Rooh Afza

What You’ll Need To Make Sharbat

  • 4 cups of cold water
  • 5 tbsp sabja seeds
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • ice cube

How To Prepare Rooh Afza Lemon Sharbat 

  • Take 4 cups of cold water
  • Add 5tbsp sabja seeds, 3 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp sugar and ice cube
  • Mix them well.

Where to Buy it?

You can get it for the good discount with special offers and also can order it online from Amazon, for your ease we have mentioned the links also:

Online Order in India

Online Order in the United States


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