NEEM: SKIN TONER, FLOWER, FRUIT, TEA, EATING NEEM LEAVES, TREE BARK AND SO ON…

In Charaka Samhita (Ayurveda’s prime text), Neem tree is described as Sarva roga nivarini (which keeps all diseases at bay) or Arishtha (reliever of diseases).

So today on Beautiful Tuesday,  let us help ourselves to be more self cautious with help of ‘one tree pharmacy’ Neem.

NEEM SKIN TONER

There are so many skin toners available,  then also why we need this DIY Neem skin toner?
See what all this toner can do–
— Treats skin infection
— Prevents acne breakouts
— Gives clear and glowing skin
— Treats pimples
— Controls excess oils
— Treats skin dryness
— Delays sign of skin aging
— Heals psoriasis
— Treats eczema
— Clears acne and dark pigmentation
— Treats skin alletgies and infections

So what are we waiting for….
Take 20 Neem leaves and boil in half a litre of water till the leaves are soft and discoloured and the water turns green. Strain and store in a bottle. Use this liquid as a skin toner by just dipping a cotton ball into it and wiping your face with it every day.
Do this daily to see the difference…

EATING NEEM LEAVES

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Neem are natural blood purifier, removes toxins from body and purify the organs, this was the perfect lecture from Ma, to force us to have Neem leaves.

Get some baby Neem leaves, grind into a fine paste, swallow a cheery size paste added with Gud (jaggery ) and drink lot of water.

NEEM BEGUN

We fry Neem leaves with brinjal known as ‘neem begun’, a very popular Bengali receipe.

Bengali meals always start with something bitter…. Usually the Karela fry or Shukto or Gima saag or neem flowers or neem leaves, when available…
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I have developed a taste for Neem-Begun and I love it. Sharing the receipe…

Neem leaves 10
Brinjal 2
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Fry the leaves and take it out. Then fry the brinjal cut into small pieces, add salt. Add the fried leaves and mix well.
Have with hot rice while starting the meal.

Beside eating, dried Neem leaves are burnt to keep away mosquitoes.
Dried neem leaves are put in cereals, grains to protect them from insects.

NEEM FLOWER

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In the Indian states of Andhra pradesh and Karnataka, Neem flower is very popular for the use in ‘Ugadi Pachadi’ which is made on Ugadi day.

Most part of the Neem tree are awfully bitter, with the exception of its flower. White and delicate, Neem flowers with their off-white buds are almost too pretty to be eaten and unbelievably therapeutic.  During monsoon, it blooms.

It cures skin problems.
It cures stomach problems.
It improves eyesight.
It treats headache.
It reduces weight.

Add fresh or dried Neem flowers in mixed vegetable and relish its taste.

The flower oil is used in aromatherapy and has a calming and restorative effect.

NEEM FRUIT ( NIMBOLI)

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The fruit possesses, a very unique bitter- sweet taste, has a smooth glabrous rind with single seed. When ripe it is eaten by many, by simply peeling the skin.
Neem oil is extracted from this fruit.

NEEM TEA

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Very bitter but really good for people suffering from type 2 diabetes and ofcourse meant for health conscious people. ..

Neem leaves 5-6
Water 1 cup
Lemon juice
Honey

Boil one cup of water, add 5- 6 neem leaves.  Strain and serve. Can add lemon juice or honey, if desired.
A useful tea from Mother Nature’s drugstore…

NEEM TREE BARK

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Neem tree bark are dried and powered to treat numerous medical illnesses and as a potent pesticide.
The aqueous extract of neem bark also possesses anticomplement and immunostimulant activity.
It produce highly potent antiacid secretory and antiulcer activity.
Powder of the bark is also used by many to make neem tea.
Ayurvedic medicines are made to cure fever.

DARK EYE CIRCLE’S

Are you worried about your dark eye circles and already spent a fortune on expensive medicines?
Make a paste of water and neem powder and apply around your eyes. Wash after 15 minutes. Do this daily and write to me about the miraculous difference…

NAIL PROBLEMS

Just massage your nails and cuticles with a few drops of Neem oil. It makes the nails strong, prevents from peeling or becoming brittle.
Wash your hand after some time to remove that strong smell.
Try and be benefitted…

Neem, the panacea of all diseases, generates heat in the body. This is supportive for generating intense forms of energy, but according to studies too much bitter is harmful for the liver. Therefore take Neem 4 days a week to maintain the balance. Neem helps to keep pitha dosha in balance.

The tropical evergreen Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) was Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite. Prayer meetings that he conducted at the Sabarmati Ashram were held under the neem tree and neem leaf chutney was a part of his everyday diet.

According to Indian mythology, during the churning of the Palazi, the ocean of milk, Lord Dhanvanthari appeared from the ocean, with  pot, full of nectar. Lord Indra, the king of devas, while taking the pot to Deva loka, spilled a few drops of nectar on the earth and legand has it that the Neem tree originated from the nectar.

Have you experienced the neem magic? Have you tried any of this before? Were they good enough or effective?
Share with your comments…

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6 thoughts on “NEEM: SKIN TONER, FLOWER, FRUIT, TEA, EATING NEEM LEAVES, TREE BARK AND SO ON…

  1. V have been knowing that the Bongs have gr8 predilection for sweet & this is commonly known, however if BONGS r supposed 2 start their meals with a bitter taste then i think their must b a wisdom b4 this practice……i feel it could be like cleansing of the denture, tongue, triggering of the saliva glands & opening of the taste buds….so some or other way it is advisable 2adopt this practice…….i unknowingly have been doing few such practices while sitting b4 a platter served by host who normally don’t possess culinary dexterity….”i would choose to start with the most awful tasting dish, finish it & then go for the next best till i am with the only best dish left”….but venturing so has burdened me with further topping of the same awfully tasting dish, assuming that i have a penchant for that same awful dish…but actual thing is that rest of host also loathe 2eat it & do find me best suited resort for depleting their stock.

    but the fact remains unveiled & what i suppose to acknowledge b4 u is that the way sorrows make u enlightened so that afterwards v whole halfheartedly accept a small dose of happiness, similarly is this bitter taste course in our meals……it may have anything as medicinal property but fact remains v then only relish rest of the platter……….it may still intrigue u, but i further admit that hunger only triggers appetite and bcaz of this only v find sweetness of the food……the real indulgence in2 platter is a POOJAA in itself to DEVI ANNAPOORNAA else if v look for taste buds then v r bound to miss something which is divine package for the body……e1 a morsel may satiate ur desires if v r experimenting while serving so that matter served is boon in guise for our sustenance.

    so i 2 advocate herewith 2start with bitter taste since that ensures sweetness for rest of the course……else v may never ever b in a position 2 consume bitter after better sweets……

    i have seen my maa storing granary in drums with neem leaves, papa n maa having bath with neem water, …i remember the way maa used to sway leaves over my body when i had contracted chicken pox, small golees made out of tender neem leaves, sesame seeds & jaggery ….

    i rightly comprehend that during this kulyuga MELLOW STORM has been instrumental to hunt for the ambrosia cum nectar from yester-eras 4ALL of us, u have successfully fed me BITTERness so that i can compare later how BETTER real sweet can be, or had 2b or was………………….. keep posting…praying the very best 4u

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