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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 remembers the methods the ladies of the Indian courtroom came across 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 diverse health and beauty secrets and techniques undergone generations of ladies through be aware of mouth.In Almond Eyes, Lotus ft, Sharada Dwivedi, a local of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess via marriage, draw at the oral histories of privileged Indian ladies to trap and revive their many superb and clever attractiveness traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, jam-packed with historic treatments, recipes, and tonics used to melt epidermis, silken hair, increase the physique, and raise the spirit like no store-bought items can. also, the ebook deals a word list of crops, vegetation, spices, and grains and easy domestic treatments for ladies 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 dermis and wrinkles
• Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength
• Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness

Replete with lovely pictures and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus ft is a treasure trove of generic beauty and health customs that might satisfaction the senses of contemporary ladies far and wide.

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