nungu bath for verkuru | ice apple bath for prickly heat
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  • Palmyra fruit / Ice apple / nungu - daily 1 or 2 full fruit
  • Neem leaves - few
  1. Buy small-sized, tender palmyra fruit/ice apple/nungu. With a sharp spoon, take off the white covering over each jelly.
  2. Pierce each jelly and pour the water in the palm. You shall even pour it in a small bowl.
  3. Apply the water over the prickly heat / verkuru / summer rashes / heat rashes. Then again, use the index finger to pull out the soft jelly. Apply the jelly over the rashes.
  4. Leave it for 15 to 20 mins and then give Neem bath, without using soap. Click here on detailed post about Neem bath.
1.Small tender palmyra fruit will have more water than the bigger ones. Also, the jelly will be so soft in smaller ones.
2.If you cannot get fresh nungu daily, get 5 and refrigerate it. Keep it outside, at least 3 hrs before applying to kids as it will be more cooler for kids to tolerate.
3.If the infection needs extra care, then grind neem leaves and apply over the rashes for 10 mins after washing off nungu.
Recipe by My Healthy Kiddo at