Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Neem Chai(tea/drink)

What is Neem? Neem is an ancient medicinal herb or botanical plant that has its multi purpose.
Nimtree or Indian Lilac. In indian the neem is used in garlands to offer gods and other Indian festivities. Neem is offered to God by their devotees during different Indian festivals.

As kids I remember, my parents would give us castor oil to detoxify your body. Meaning body cleansing!  we were used to eating candies and not eating right was the issue. So in order to balance our body with not just sweets, but also with bitterness, they would recommend us to take every month bitter medicine.

As we grew and progressed, we graduated in taking Kabaj Churan. The smell is awful. You have to take night prior with warm water, 1 tblsp of kayam churan. It was unbearable. But it was for our own good.

Product Description & Composition (as on package)

Cleans Bowels lead to healthy life.
1. Useful in habitual constipation
2. Relives Headache & Hyperacidity
3. Safe on prolonged use.
4. Kabaj has greater effect with smaller doses.

After that, Now I have post graduated to neem and kadu chirate! Kudos

The Neem tree -Azadirachta Indica - is an evergreen, native to South India, that grows up to 60 ft high. It is found in the tropical dry deciduous/evergreen and thorny forests and drier parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. It has been planted and naturalized throughout Africa and grows in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, Japan and tropical regions of Australia and America. Ancient Indian texts refer to Neem as Sarva Roga Nivarini, "the curer of all ailments."

The medicinal properties of Neem have been described in ancient Indian medical texts (4000 B.C.) such as the Atharva Veda, Ghrhyasutras and the Sutragranthas. The sanskrit name, nimba, is a derivative of the term nimbati syasthyamdadati-meaning 'to give good health'.

iterally, every part of the tree has a use. The leaf and bark are used in teas, cosmetics, skin care, pet care and medicinal preparations.

More resources: http://www.neemfoundation.org/neem-articles/using-neem.html

I am so thankful to my mom, going through all the hardships of drying Neem leaves and shipping them. She is am awsesome and cool mom. Now I know, she means our well being. You have been a great inspiration thoroughout our lives mom! Thank you.

Warning: Neem should not be consumed by conceiving moms or nursing moms, as any other medications. Please consult your doctor!

Note: Neem chai should be comsumed warm, empty stomach! Wait for 30 minutes to 45 before consuming any food.


1 to 2 cup dried neem leaves
2-3 cup water

Boil 2 to 3 cups of water in a medium size pot. When boiling add neem leaves. When the water
reduces, add more water as need. It depends upon how watery or thick you want to consume.

Filter the neem chai with a strainer in your favorite chai mug and you are on your way to living a healthy lifstyle. Happy Healthy lifestyle.

Remember "Health is Wealth".

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