Neem trees, being a native of the Indian subcontinent are a very common sight. It is often disliked since many of its extracts are bitter in taste. Its so common that, more often than not, we take its presence for granted. Many of the times even forgetting, that our ancestors considered it so important, that they bestowed on it spiritual significance.
The Sanskrit name ‘nimba’ comes from the term ‘nimbati swasthyamdadati’ which means ‘to give good health’. Every part of the tree, fruits, seeds, leaves, bark, flowers and roots contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal uses. It has been extensively used in Ayurveda for more than 5000 years for its medicinal properties. Recognising its myriad uses, the Neem tree has even been declared in the west, as “The Tree of the 21st Century” by the United Nations,
Natural Neem Honey is derived from the nectar of the Neem flower collected by the wild honeybees in the forest. The tribals follow sustainable practices while gathering the honey from the honeycomb, they take care to ensure that the queen bee and most of colony of bees moves on the upper most part of the beehive and then only they take away two thirds of the comb for harvesting the honey. This practice ensures that the bees survive and are able to rebuild the hive within no time. To learn more about the tribals of Gurgunta, please click here.
Natural Neem Honey is a dark honey with rich natural dark toffee, spicy gingerbread taste . It is best consumed raw and unheated, preserving all the delicate enzymes and pollens. Possessing all the goodness of Neem, apart from this, it is extensively for the following purposes:
- In Ayurveda for its medicinal properties and is used to treat high blood pressure, diabetes, skin conditions, throat infections and allergies.
- Having anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as sore throats, bronchitis and asthma. For blocked sinuses, mix a teaspoon in a pot of hot water, put a towel over your head and just inhale the steam for relief.
- Its regular consumption promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, balance sugar levels and relieve pain.
- It is very good for skincare, it can be applied to heal wounds and rashes, acne and internally to treat infections. Acne can be treated by placing a small amount of Neem Honey on blemishes nightly. This will often clear the skin in a short period of time.
- Washing your face with Neem honey will leave you with sparkling clean soft skin.
- For a good night sleep, have a teaspoon just before bedtime. Also having a teaspoon of Neem honey in the morning before breakfast to boost your energy level and immunity during the day.
In short, it’s the sweetest way to savour the bitter goodness of our charismatic Neem tree.
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