Neem flower has numerous medicinal properties that benefit the young and the old.
- It is useful in treating ailments of the stomach.
- It neutralizes excessive pitha in the body.
- It expels intestinal worms in kids.
- It helps recovery after debilitating fevers.
The neem tree is called ‘village dispensary’ in India. All parts of the neem tree have medicinal uses. The neem tree blooms in the months of March and April. The tiny looking neem flower is an excellent source of antioxidants.
Thoroughly cleaned, fresh neem flowers can be ground to a fine thick paste. A small marble sized paste of neem flowers can be added to milk and given to children for 2-3 days in the mornings. This is found to expel intestinal worms.
Decoction made of fresh neem flowers is found to help kids with craving for dirt. Adults with potbelly can take neem flower decoction on a regular basis to control and bring down their waist size. Siddha texts recommend eating in moderation, the rule of thumb being the stomach should have 50 percent food, 25 percent water and 25 percent remaining empty. In short, overeating is frowned upon by the Siddha system. Eating healthy and in moderation along with neem flower decoction everyday can take care of even stubborn potbellies.
Steam inhalation with neem flowers relieves headaches, ear aches etc.
The flowers collected are cleaned and dried in shade thoroughly. Dried flowers are soaked in honey and stored in a bottle. Half a spoonful of this honey soaked neem flowers can be taken in the mornings regularly. This is found to strengthen the body with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
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