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By Sharada Dwivedi,Shalini Devi Holkar

A nationwide bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictitious memoir of a sensible Indian princess, who remembers the methods the ladies of the Indian court docket came upon friendship, religion, and love via their attractiveness 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 by way of notice of mouth.

In Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Sharada Dwivedi, a local of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess by way of marriage, draw at the oral histories of privileged Indian ladies to catch and revive their many impressive and clever attractiveness traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, packed with historic treatments, recipes, and tonics used to melt dermis, silken hair, improve the physique, and raise the spirit like no store-bought items can. also, the publication deals a thesaurus of vegetation, flora, spices, and grains and easy domestic treatments for girls in all phases of life—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 beautiful photographs and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is a treasure trove of prevalent beauty and health customs that may pride the senses of contemporary ladies all over.

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