Reportedly, the people queuing up in front of the tree prefer it over regular liquor and moreover, it comes free of cost.




If you are from Delhi University, chances are high you would have heard about the ‘Damdami tree’, also known as the Virgin tree. Apparently, single students offer ‘traditional prayers and worship’ to the tree located in the Hindu college, every year on Valentine’s Day. And it seems, the university doesn’t just have a solution for people looking to fall in love, but also have one for the ‘high-spirited’. Reportedly, there’s a neem tree in DU’s North Campus, that produces a white liquid from its sap, and it’s popular as ‘neem beer’ for obvious reasons! And, guess what, it’s free!




There’s a very specialised neem tree on DU’s North Campus, which has been producing a white liquid from its sap. This has popularly come to be known as ‘neem beer’ amongst the tree’s chief clientele, DU students.



Can my envy be justified now?

 

Students have been queuing up in front of the tree each day for a taste of some fine neem beer.




Moreover, some say the student prefer this tree sap to regular liquor.

 

Further, this unique tree has been producing around 10 litres of this divine stuff each day!





And kudos to the guy who’s left a perpetual bucket there to catch every last drop.

 Scientists said a similar incident was reported in Varanasi a few years ago. Tests revealed the presence of salicyclic acid, a key ingredient in aspirin.


The evergreen neem is the magic tree of Ayurvedic medicine, and is called sarva roga nivarini or the one that prevents and cures all diseases. The one at DU is keeping the spirits high.



For those curious to know the science behind this unique phenomenon, Dr David Kothamasi has an explanation.



“WE SUSPECT IT IS NOT THE KIND OF TODDY WHICH WE USUALLY GET FROM PALM TREES. THERE IS SOME KIND OF MICROBIAL ACTIVITY GOING ON INSIDE THE TREE. THE MICROBE IS HELPING THE TREE SAP TO FERMENT.”



I finally realised why the cut-offs for DU have always been so high. They’re harbouring an adult version of the freakin’ chocolate factory on campus!


Tell your kid that there’s a tree giving out 10 litres of free beer a day at DU, then see what happens to his motivation to get into that school.


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