Neem (Indian Lilac) Health benefits
Indian Lilac, commonly known as Neem (Azadirachta indica) has been an integral part of Ayurveda for long and is described as the reliever of all diseases. Every part of the Neem tree (roots, bark, gum, leaves, fruit, seeds & oil) is used internally and externally and possess therapeutic values.
Most Prominent Health Benefits of Neem (Indian Lilac)
Neem leaf has antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it effective in treating dandruff. It also relieves dryness and itching, strengthens hair and promotes hair growth. It also soothes irritation, prevents dryness and flaking. Apply neem paste on your hair and scalp and if possible add few drops of neem oil to it.
Neem oil and Neem leaves are excellent for skin care. Its oil relieves dry skin and soothes itchiness and irritation. It also improves general skin health and immunity, combating bacterial infections such as acne, boils, and ulcers. Its antimicrobial properties help heal wounds. An herbal face or body wash is a perfect choice for healthy and glowing skin.
Neem eradicates bacteria from the root and prevents the recurrence of pimples and blemishes. It is especially beneficial for skin disorders like eczema and minor skin infections.
One of the most widely recognized benefits of is its strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Serious diseases like chicken pox and smallpox have been treated with Neem leaves. Spread Neem leaves around the patient and make him sleep over it for early and better recovery.
Consuming Neem extracts in supplements in small quantity for a month or two 250-500 mg, stimulates the liver and kidneys and helps in eliminating harmful toxins from the body and thus, lowering the toxic load on the liver.
Consuming neem reduces inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract which helps to heal ulcers and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria’s. Neem leaves act as an effective natural remedy against the Amoebiasis parasite due to its antibiotic activity.
Apply Neem leaves paste or oil onto infected areas of the body, including Athlete’s foot as it possesses strong antifungal properties.
Neem can effectively treat malaria symptoms and minimize the danger of the disease.
Neem is a known powerful natural insect repellent that is nontoxic and highly effective in repelling mosquitoes and insects that harbor diseases.
Neem is very popular as an ingredient in oral health products. The antibacterial properties of Neem helps in eliminating bacteria that cause bad breath. Regular use of neem tooth paste/ powder helps in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Neem possesses strong anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti0xidant properties. Its paste or oil can be applied to aching joints and muscles. It is very helpful in arthritis and cervical spondylitis and can significantly reduce pain and discomfort and even increase flexibility if consumed in a small quantity daily (250-500 mg).
Neem offers a long-term relief from such respiratory disorders when taken regularly in the prescribed dosage.
Neem should not be used internally by infants and those with existing kidney or liver issues should definitely consult a doctor before consuming it.