Neem Honey – A Better !! Not Bitter Honey
Ayurveda has numerous references to Neem as a treasured medicinal plant. Its scientific name Azadirachta Indica also alludes to the nativity of Neem to the Indian sub-continent. Its popularity in organic farming applications and cosmetics is growing by the day as people are awakening to Neem’s medicinal properties.
Is Neem Honey bitter and unsavory?
While, its leaves are bitter, its small white fragrant flowers are invitingly sweet to the bees. The flowers hang in beautiful clusters in the axils of the leaves making it easy for bees to perch on the leaves and forage on the Neem blossoms. With its considerably long flowering period from January to May and synchronous flowering, the Bees enjoy a continuous supply of nectar from this hardy tree.
Little known Facts about Neem Flowers
The sweetness of neem flowers makes them a common ingredient in the South Indian cuisine. Dry roasted and added as a garnish, the indescribable sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, savory, taste of neem flowers adds a wonderful complexity to the dishes.
Want to try out the recipe in a jiffy?
Quickest way is to grind the Neem Flowers into a chutney and enjoy with Rice, appams, dosas, Idlis with a spoonful of ghee or butter.
Why is Neem Honey considered medicinal?
Many of Neem’s medicinal and cosmetic uses are owing to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
What are the Neem Honey benefits ?
Having chewed Neem twigs as a toothbrush in childhood, we Indians already subsconsciously know its profound benefits. Neem Honey is special because its therapeutic value is undeniable for
- Diabetes management.
- Averting and alleviating allergy triggers.
- It’s a wonderful digestive aid
- Stress Management
- Hypertension management
- Daily detox for the body as a blood purifier
- Effective against dental and gum problems
- Treating treat worm infestations in children
- Treating vomiting, nausea and skin diseases
How does it taste like?
Neem honey is dark in color with rich caramel flavor. Its earthy, slightly bitter flavor packing the punch both from Neem nectar and the sweetness of Honey.
Amongst the Neem based supplements, which ones should one go for ?
Neem based drug launches are already underway with extensive research going on regarding its bio activity, action mechanism, the unanimous vote is that Neem Honey as a supplement is a superfood which is easily incorporated into the daily diet for young and old alike.