Neem flower drink to cure indigestion

Neem flowers have traditionally been used in Indian cooking and Ayurveda to cure digestive disorders. Soups are made from fried neem flowers and is served as part of a sumptuous meal to aid digestions. Although this tradition is slowly being abandoned like many others, the benefits of neem flower is hard to be ignored.

Why neem flower tea?

You can make this simple tea / drink and consume it after any heavy meal. It has a mild bitter flavour and is quite tasty. You can make it a habit to make this tea twice a week to avoid any digestive disorders. This tea is also good for those trying to fight diabetes.

Neem flower drink to cure indigestion – DIY

  • 2 tablespoons Dried neem flowers
  • 1 piece Dry ginger (Known as Sukku in Tamil.)
  1. You will need dried neem flowers, dry ginger and honey to make this drink.
  2. In a teapot infuser, take two tablespoons of dried neem flowers.
  3. Pour boiling hot water till half the teapot is filled. Let the flowers steep while you work with the dry ginger.
  4. In a mortar, take a small piece (about half an inch) of dry ginger.
  5. Crush it well with a pestle.
  6. Dry ginger is easy to crush and you will have this in about 2 minutes.
  7. Add this crushed dry ginger to the flowers.
  8. Now pour hot water again till the brim.
  9. Allow the flowers and dry ginger to steep in well. Close the lid.
  10. After 10 minutes, strain the contents in the infuser and remove it.
  11. Add a teaspoon of organic honey while the drink is still warm.
  12. Stir.
  13. Pour it into a cup.
  14. Enjoy the delicious and soothing herbal drink!

You can buy dried neem flowers from any natural medicine store. Alternatively, you can sun dry fresh neem flowers, store them and use like how I’ve done. Use dry ginger instead of fresh one since it is more effective in treating indigestion.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.