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By Sharada Dwivedi, Shalini Devi Holkar

A countrywide bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus toes is the fictitious memoir of a smart Indian princess, who recollects the methods the ladies of the Indian courtroom chanced on friendship, religion, and love via their good looks traditions. We trip together with her as she recounts a life of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, shades, and fragrances, beautiful jewels and adornments, and various health and beauty secrets and techniques gone through generations of ladies by means of notice 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 girls to catch and revive their many awesome and clever good looks traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, jam-packed with historical 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 e-book deals a word list of vegetation, plant life, 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 epidermis and wrinkles
• Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength
• Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness

Replete with attractive pictures and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus ft is a treasure trove of frequent beauty and health customs that might satisfaction the senses of contemporary girls all over the place.

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Oxygenated Compounds Compounds of this type are named after the hydrocarbon or terpene plus the functional group: ●● ●● ●● A monoterpenol, or monoterpene alcohol, is a monoterpene with an ­alcohol functional group. A monoterpenone, or monoterpene ketone, is a monoterpene with a ketone functional group. A monoterpenal, or monoterpene aldehyde, is a monoterpene with an ­aldehyde functional group. This will become clearer as we proceed through a number of examples. 53 54 Families of compounds that occur in essential oils Alcohols Aromafact Alcohols are considered the most therapeutically beneficial of essential oil components, with low toxicity and pleasant fragrances.

O Menthone cis-Jasmone [3-methyl-2-(2-pentenyl)-2-cyclopentenone] A constituent of jasmine absolute. Floral, warm, spicy ‘celery-like’ odour. 67 68 Families of compounds that occur in essential oils O H H cis-Jasmone Camphor (C10H16O) Found in essential oils of ho leaf, lavandin, spike lavender, rosemary and sage. An important compound used in many applications including medical preparations, but it is classified as toxic. O Essential oils that contain high amounts of ketones are aniseed, sage, hyssop, fennel, rosemary, caraway, pennyroyal, peppermint, spearmint and dill.

A monoterpenone, or monoterpene ketone, is a monoterpene with a ketone functional group. A monoterpenal, or monoterpene aldehyde, is a monoterpene with an ­aldehyde functional group. This will become clearer as we proceed through a number of examples. 53 54 Families of compounds that occur in essential oils Alcohols Aromafact Alcohols are considered the most therapeutically beneficial of essential oil components, with low toxicity and pleasant fragrances. When employed ­correctly essential oils rich in alcohols present minimal risk and are generally safe for use on children and the elderly.

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