Every bitter thing in life is not bad, some may be good for you, like Neem? Neem is first known for its extreme bitter taste and then for its several benefits to the human body and atmosphere. Did you know neem tree gives Oxygen 24 hours and absorbs carbon dioxide at night. It's considered a natural pesticide, if it is in your yard be sure it will keep bugs and insects at bay. Neem has been used in naturopathy, home remedies and in Ayurveda to treat several ailments. Often it is denoted as a miraculous plan.
Benefitting Neem and it’s uses
Anti-bacterial and anti-Inflammatory
All parts of the neem tree such as leaves, seeds, bark, roots and stems contain medicinal value. Multi-purpose neem oil is extensively used. The phytochemical properties of neem have been shown to possess antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and/or antifungal activities.
Neem leaves have anti-inflammatory properties. Ayurveda recommends neem oil in treating arthritis pain and it is tested to be healing. Neem oil or paste, when applied on painful joints and muscles caused by arthritis, works very well. Patients have experience that neem oil massage can significantly reduce pain and discomfort in arthritis. Regular use can even increase flexibility in such patients.
Eating a few neem leaves daily is said to lower sugar levels. People with type 2 diabetes add it to their diet to control blood sugar. It is believed that regular intake of neem leaves delays the onset of diabetes in risk groups. The chemical components of neem optimize the function of the insulin receptor in the body and ensure that it receives the appropriate amount of insulin.
For Hair and Skin Problems
Neem oil and extracts are often used in shampoos and soaps for their antifungal and antibacterial properties. Neem works as a hair tonic, its antioxidant content strengthens hair and removes dandruff. Neem also helps keep the skin moist. Scalp neem paste is also used to combat head lice infestation in school going children.
Neem leaves can kill bacteria that cause skin infections. The antibacterial property of neem is an excellent remedy for all kinds of skin problems. Neem leaf paste can be used to treat mild skin conditions such as acne, eczema, ringworm and itching. The paste also helps in treating dark spots and rashes on the skin. Neem contains an astringent that helps tighten the skin and thus slows down the formation of wrinkles and ageing.
For tired and puffy eyes
In home remedies, A mixture made from neem leaves is used to relieve eye problems such as irritation, fatigue and redness.
Let’s not make common eye problems a regular issue. Daily you are exposed to pollution, digital screens, stress, their eye care is not optional, but it needs necessary care. Neem is known as the "village pharmacy" in India, neem leaves have been considered an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and are commonly used to treat infections and soothe irritated eyes. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties can help relieve various eye problems. Neem has high sulfur content, also acts as a building block for collagen, which helps improve the firmness of the skin around the eyes and reduces puffiness. Lifezen’s EyeSpa Ayur is of such ayurvedic eye drops that contains neem and 15 more herbs to soothe tired eyes.
Neem is super to remove toxins from the body by stimulating the liver and kidneys. By removing toxins, neem can optimize the body's metabolic function. Neem is used to kill parasites in the stomach. Neem leaves have long been used as an anthelmintic. The main benefit of neem as an anthelmintic is that it not only kills the parasites but also removes the toxins that the parasites leave behind.
Nature is the best doctor. Body is also a part of nature. When your body is not abused with junk food, an odd lifestyle and nourished with natural resources you stay away from several diseases and difficulties.