Chandni flower (Hindi name) is very commonly found all over Tamil Nadu. Most of the homes in Tamil Nadu will have this plant in their homes for using it in prayers. Chandni is an ever green shrub and it’s flowers are one of the most widely used flowers for prayers and it needs very little maintenance. It is called “Nandiyavattai” in Tamil and “Moon Beam| Carnation of India | East Indian Rosebay” in English. Chandini flower’s scientific name is Tabernaemontana Divaricata. These are beautiful white flowers and if you are regular reader of this blog, you would have seen the tree in the back ground, in most of my pictures. There is the single layered flowers, like in the picture and double layered flowers, you can use either one. These flowers have amazing medicinal uses, especially for relaxing tired eyes and getting rid of the burning sensation in the eyes. If you are a person, who spends a lot of time in front of the computer or doing intricate work, you will find your eyes getting tired and developing a burning sensation. These flowers are great for treating the burning sensation in the eyes and are known to relax and refresh the eyes. If the flowers are crushed and placed on the eyes, you will find your eyes immediately refreshed and the burning sensation will stop very quickly. To make this eye mask, first take a 100% pure cotton cloth, boil it in water to sterilize the cloth and squeeze out the water. Now take fresh chandni flowers and crush them in a mortar and pestle. Place it on the cloth and roll it gently, lie down in a comfortable bed and place it over the eyes. You will find the burning sensation stop very quickly. Even if you don’t suffer from burning sensation of eyes, whenever you see these flowers, take one and press them on the eyes, you will find your eyes much brighter and refreshed. If you are a person who suffers a lot from burning sensation of the eyes, use this mask at least weekly thrice to see good results.
1. Take a whiten cotton cloth and boil it in water to sterilize the cloth. Switch off, remove the cloth and squeeze out the water.
2. Collect fresh flowers and crush them in a mortar and pestle.
3. Place the crushed flowers in the prepared cloth in a straight line.
4. Fold the both ends to the middle, to prevent the flowers falling out and use it as an eye pack for 10 to 15 minutes.
- The flowers should be fresh.
- Make sure to use only pure cotton cloth