Rose Gulkhand is just not a sweet but it has lots of medicinal properties. A few I would like to list are
1. Increases hemoglobin in blood
2. Cures constipation
3. Acts as a coolant to body
4. Rich in vitamin C
Here is the traditional recipe to prepare it. This recipe is followed by my beloved sister who makes it in large quantities for her patients.
Rose petals (baby pink Indian vareity) are the most preferred ones – 1 cup
Sugar candy (Kalkandu) – 2 cups (powdered)
Honey – 3 cups
Ideally the ratio should be 1:2:3 (Rose petals : Sugar candy powder : Honey)
Mix all of the ingredients in a dry jar and keep under sunlinght for 7 hours for 10 days. Mix it with a dry clean laddle everyday before and after keeping it in sunlight. Store in a cool dry place. If maintained properly it can stay for atleast 2 years. Have a spoonful with a cup of warm milk everynight before you sleep.