In Ayurvedic world, Neem is a popular medicinal herb that’s been using almost for 5000 years.
Neem is also known as ‘Azadirachta Indica’ in English
‘Neemba’ in Sanskrit, the neem tree is a really good example of how nature holds both the problem and the cure.
It’s an effective anti-viral and anti-bacterial, along with being a powerful immune-stimulant.
Neem leaves (Neem ke Patte in Hindi)
Contain nimbin, nimbinen, nimbolide, nimandial, ninbinene and other valuable compounds that have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents.
Gedunin and nimbidol establish in the leaves of neem are powerful antifungal agents that destroy fungi which cause competitor foot, ringworm and nail fungus.
Neem leaves stimulates the immune system, improves liver functionality, detoxifies the blood and promotes a healthy respiratory and digestive system.
Benefits and Uses of Neem Leaves
- Wound Healer: Make a paste out of the neem leaves and dab it on your wounds or pest bites a few times a day and you will see the result soon.
- Goodbye dandruff: Boil some neem leaves till the water turns green, allow it to cool. After having shampoo, rinse it with this water.
- Eye Trouble: heat some neem leaves, let the water cool completely and then use it to wash your eyes. This will help any kind of irritation, tiredness or redness.
- Ear ailments: Blend some neem leaves and add some honey to it. Use a few drops of this mix to treat any ear boils.
- Boost immunity: Crush some neem leaves and take them with a glass of water to increase your protection.
- Skin Toning: Neem leaves for skin can also be used as a toner. Just dip a cotton ball in boiled neem water and wipe your face with it overnight. This will clear acne, scars, pigmentation and black heads.
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You can also prepare a face pack using neem leaves. Boil neem leaves with small segments of orange peel in a little water. Add little yoghurt, honey and milk to form a smooth paste
- Cancer: Neem bark leaves contain Polysaccharides and liomnoids which are beneficial for alleviating cancer and tumor cells.
- Malaria: Neem is used to treat malaria fevers. One of the neem components gedunin is very helpful for treating malaria. Mosquitoes exposed to odors of crushed neem leaves result in suppression of egg lying.
- Chicken pox: Post chicken pox treatment, a patient is always advised to take a bath with neem water to soothe the patient’s skin and prevent additional spreading of the disease.
- Neem Flowers: Most parts of the neem tree are awfully bitter, with the exception of its flowers. White and delicate, neem flowers with their off-White buds are almost too pretty to be eaten and unbelievably therapeutic. The flowers have a sweet, almost mystical jasmine like scent at night and blossom once in the afternoon and then again in the evening.
- Neem Twigs & Bark: If you were born in India, You would have seen people chew away at a neem twig. A neem twig is what people used as a make-do toothbrush. It fights germs, maintains the alkaline levels in your saliva, Keeps bacteria at bay, treats swollen gums and also gives you whiter teeth.
- Neem Oil: Neem oil that’s extracted from neem Seeds is rich in medicinal properties which are what makes it a great ingredient in cosmetics and other beauty products: soaps, hair oil, hand wash, soap etc. Holistic Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh! Book Now.
Here are some great uses of neem oil you may have missed:
- Say no to blackheads: Take 2-3 drops of neem oil, dilute it with water and apply this mix on your blackheads. Apply this regularly to finish blackheads and prevent them from coming back.
- Anti-ageing: Neem oil is extremely nourishing and can be added to your face packs. It also helps ageing skin, any kind of skin irritation and itching.
- For great hair: Take some neem oil and rub it into the scalp, leave it in for a while and wash.
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