Neem - The Most Cost-effective Herb with Innumerable Benefits

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In the Ayurveda world, neem is a well-known herb that is the key player in different traditional remedies (dated back around 5000 years). Known as ‘Neemba’ in Sanskrit and Neem in English, this tree is a cure for different problems. Having more than 130 varied biologically active compounds, this herb is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and immuno-stimulant. 

Primarily, neem leaves are used to treat neuromuscular pains and Vata disorders. Other benefits include blood purification, toxins removal, ulcers, and insect bites treatment. With anti-bacterial traits, it cures burns, infections, and skin problems fast. It destroys those bacteria that pose infections. It boosts the immune system and contributes to fast healing. 

How can we use neem leaves? 

Skin issues - Combine neem leaves paste with turmeric and apply it on eczema, itching, ringworm, and mild skin issues. 

Ear problems - Add honey to the blended neem leaves and a few drops of it will ease ear boils. 

Wound healing - Make  paste using neem leaves and apply it on insect bites or wounds (do it for a few times every day until it heals). 

Eye problems - Boil neem leaves, leave this water to cool down and use it for washing your eyes. This eases the state of redness, irritation, and tiredness. 

Get rid of dandruff - Boil neem leaves and let the water turn green. Once it is cool, use it for washing the hair after shampoo.

Immunity booster - Crush some leaves of neem and have them with a glass of water. It will boost your immunity magically. 

Neem bark and twigs 

Living in India, you must have seen people chewing away neem twig (for brushing their teeth). The neem twig is a superb toothbrush having magical power for maintaining alkaline in the salvia, fighting germs, keeping bacteria away, treating swollen gums, and making your teeth whiter. It also prevents the plague. 

Flowers of neem 

All branches of the neem tree are really bitter but flowers are an exception. Delicate and white neem flowers having off-white buds are really pretty to eat and therapeutic. Neem flowers own sweet aroma just like jasmine. In Tamil, neem flowers are called Vepampoo, these are used in dried, powdered, and fresh form. In South India, these are used in varied dishes such as pachadi, flower rice, lentils, and rasam. On the top of the dish, they are sprinkled to garnish. 

Neem flowers are also used in the treatment of belching, nausea, anorexia, and intestinal worms. Ayurveda says that its leaves are magical for the eyes and beneficial for treating headaches and skin diseases. 

Neem Oil 

Neem oil is extracted using the neem seeds that are known for their medicinal properties. This is why this is used in beauty and cosmetics such as hair oil, soap, hand wash, and more. This is effective in treating many skin diseases and great to be used as a mosquito repellent. You can blend it with coconut oil and its application over the body treats different skin issues and makes the skin tone glowing. 

Being the best healer in Ayurveda, neem oil is used for the protection of other plants. Only 2-3 drops of neem oil may give you wonderful hair, these are anti-aging, and you can say no to blackheads with it. 

Hence, keep benefiting from the miraculous effects of neem, its extracts, and its oil.

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