Nothing grabs you attention like a cold drink on a hot day in Thailand! But when you get a glimpse of one of our favourite herbal drinks, Roselle Juice, it may just mesmerize you with it’s deep red hue, as well!
Roselle is a type of hibiscus plant, sometimes also known as rosella, karkade or sorrel and is commonly grown in tropical regions of the world, especially the Carribean, India and Southeast Asia.
Known in Thai as Nam Krajeab ( น้ำกระเจี๊ยบ), this herbal drink is lightly sweet, a bit sour and very refreshing over ice! Best of all, it has some great health benefits, as most Thai herbal drinks do.
Roselle juice has a high vitamin C content, is a natural antioxidant & anti-inflammatory and has thirst-quenching & cooling properties. It is suggested by some studies that it may calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure, cure coughs, fight cancer and eliminate hangovers, too!
It does also have a laxative effect, so drink mindfully!
Our Taste of Thailand food and cultural tours often will stop by herbal drink shops as a way for our friends to try Roselle and other herbal drink specialties and drink like the locals!