By Sharada Dwivedi, Shalini Devi Holkar
A countrywide bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus ft is the fictitious memoir of a smart Indian princess, who recollects the methods the ladies of the Indian courtroom came upon friendship, religion, and love via their good looks traditions. We trip along with her as she recounts a life of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, colours, and fragrances, beautiful jewels and adornments, and various health and beauty secrets and techniques gone through generations of girls through observe of mouth.In Almond Eyes, Lotus toes, Sharada Dwivedi, a local of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess through marriage, draw at the oral histories of privileged Indian ladies to seize and revive their many great and clever good looks traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, packed with historic treatments, recipes, and tonics used to melt pores and skin, silken hair, enhance the physique, and raise the spirit like no store-bought items can. also, the publication deals a word list of crops, flora, spices, and grains and straightforward domestic treatments for girls in all levels of lifestyles — from puberty to being pregnant to menopause — including:
• Almond-Saffron for detoxification and exfoliation
• Papaya-Mint-Tea for pimples and pimples
• Cream & Honey for dry epidermis and wrinkles
• Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength
• Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness
Replete with wonderful photographs and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus toes is a treasure trove of commonplace beauty and health customs that would satisfaction the senses of contemporary girls all over.
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