‘Neem’ also known as Margosa in English is being used since ages in Ayurveda to treat different problems, ranging from skin Disease, to oral care, hair problems and many more. There is no end to the benefits of this ancient tree. It is widely used as pesticides too for its insecticidal properties. There are numerous reasons on why to embrace neem daily in our diet for positive results. This article highlights few of the key benefits of Neem for which we can include it in our lives.
The universal healer- neem, is considered as a one-stop solution to many skin diseases. The fatty acids, antioxidants and Vitamin-E present in the tree help treat acne and hyper pigmentation. The oil of the neem leaves can stimulate collagen production and help in treatment of dry skin and wrinkles. It also reduces acne scars making the skin look clearer and beautiful. The deep nourishing quality of neem helps keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Hair Care and Growth
In case you are suffering from dandruff prone scalp with itchiness and dryness, use neem leaves hair mask to alleviate those problems. This mask will also keep your hair healthier and longer. The anti-fungal properties of neem prevent growth of fungus causing dandruff on your scalp.
Purifies and Boosts Immune System
Highly filled with antioxidants, neem possesses natural anti-inflammatory properties which soothe the body, further treating some diseases. It purifies the blood and prevents respiratory and digestive problems. Neem also contains anti-viral properties which keeps viral diseases away from the body.
Every part of neem tree, be it the bark, stem, flower or the fruit, is utilized for medicinal purpose. Neem has various utilities- anti-malarial, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-mutagenic, ant-imalarial and anti-carcinogenic properties. No wonder why the tree is a blessing to the mankind. Neem paste is used to heal different form of wounds including mosquito bites. Ayurveda says, neem flowers can be used to cure intestinal worms, nausea and anorexia.
The twigs and barks of neem tree are widely used as toothbrush in rural India. The juice of the twigs fights germs inside the mouth and keeps bacteria at bay. It also treats tooth aches, swollen gums and provides healthier and whiter teeth.