Neem Flower / Veppam Poo (Dried)
Neem Flower / Veppam Poo (Dried)
Hindi - Ariyaveppu Tamil - Veppam Poo Telugu - Vepa Puspam Malayalam - Neem phool
Common English Names - Neem Flower Botanical Name - Azadirachta Indica
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About Veppam Poo / Neem Flower :
Neem is a fast-growing tree that can reach a height of 15–20 metres (49–66 ft), and rarely 35–40 m (115–131 ft). It is deciduous, shedding many of its leaves during the dry winter months. The branches are wide and spreading. The fairly dense crown is roundish and may reach a diameter of 20–25 m (66–82 ft). The neem tree is very similar in appearance to its relative, the Chinaberry (Melia azedarach).
White and fragrant flowers are arranged in more-or-less drooping axillary panicles which are up to 25 cm (10 in) long. The inflorescences, which branch up to the third degree, bear from 250 to 300 flowers. An individual flower is 5–6 mm (3⁄16–1⁄4 in) long and 8–11 mm (5⁄16–7⁄16 in) wide. Protandrous, bisexual flowers and male flowers exist on the same individual tree.
One of my earliest memories of Ugadi (the beginning of the new year in Karnataka, Andhra and Telengana) was the Ugadi Pachadi. I remember quizzing my grandmother on why a delicacy served on a festive occasion had a hint of a bitter taste. It's then that I heard the explanation about how the Ugadi Pachadi served on the first day of the year is a precursor for the year ahead. A mix of sweet, tangy and bitter; a subtle reminder to ride the rough with the smooth. It's the neem flower that lends the bitter taste to the Ugadi Pachadi, the one dish you are likely to sample in homes that celebrate Ugadi.It's not just the Ugadi legends that are linked to the neem flower. Ayurvedic diets consider the neem flower as an ingredient that calms the system ahead of summer - a pitta pacifier. It's why it's a regular feature in many homes across South India with the onset of summer. Almost every ingredient associated with the neem tree - like the bark and leaves are full of goodness; it's the same with neem flower. That's the key reason why neem along with moringa is one of the traditional Indian ingredients that has a global profile among wellness freaks.
Neem flower is considered an antiseptic that can cleanse your system. It is also known to cure skin impurities when applied on the skin. There are quite a few South Indian dishes that incorporate neem flower. Like a neem flower powder in parts of Andhra and Tamil Nadu that is very similar to a curry leaf powder, usually mixed with hot rice and ghee. Just like the other ingredients in the Ugadi pachadi, the spices in some of these dishes balance the bitterness of the neem flower. And almost always, the neem flowers are added towards the end of the cooking process. But you can't quite escape the bitter taste of the neem flower even in these dishes.
Most parts of the neem tree are awfully bitter, with the exception of its flowers. White and delicate, neem flowers with their off-white buds are almost too pretty to be eaten and unbelievably therapeutic. The flowers have a sweet, almost mystical jasmine like scent at night and blossom once in the afternoon and then again in the evening. During the monsoon, you’ll see a bunch of them scattered right under the tree. Also known as Vepampoo in Tamil, these neem flowers can be used fresh, dried or in a powdered form. They’re used commonly in the South to cook a number of dishes: flower rice, pachadi, rasam, lentils and more. They’re often dry roasted and sprinkled on top of the dish to garnish as well.Neem flowers can be used to treat anorexia, nausea, belching and intestinal worms. Ayurveda suggests neem leaves are good for the eyes and useful in treating skin disease and headaches. They’re used in aromatherapy because of their calming effect.
Amazing Health Benefits of Veppam Poo / Neem Flower :
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower help in improving digestive health.
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower are good for eyes and used to treat eye problems.
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower are treating excess oil secretion, reducing acne and pimple and also to cure itching problems.
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower can be applied for relief from skin rashes and infections.
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower can help in balancing blood sugar levels – it keeps diabetes away.
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower is specially beneficial for those who have a family history of high blood sugar.
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower is good for liver health as it acts as a purifier.
- Veppam Poo / Neem Flower has a lot of medicinal values and is good for those with diabetics.
Precaution of Veppam Poo / Neem Flower :
Neem supplements are likely safe for adults when taken orally for a short period, but they should not be used in children or pregnant women.There is not enough research to support its safety while breastfeeding.
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