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Natural wonder: Neem

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Neem is popular as “natural pharmaceutical”. Being enriched with plant compounds, phyto chemicals and vitamin E, neem is strongly recommended for treating a wide range of health problems. The bark, leaves, twigs, roots, fruits, seeds, etc. are explored equally to discover some wonder or other.

Let’s find out the natural wonders of neem.


Neem as an antioxidant

Neem is Nature’s one of the most powerful antioxidants. The best way to detoxify your body is to drink a glass of pure and fresh neem juice. It prevents outbreak of acne and pimples. In this regard neem capsules and tinctures are advised for reducing risks of lymphocytic cancers.


Neem boosts immunity

Quite obviously, neem is a wonderful immune booster. When you consume neem on daily basis, you are less prone to having common cold, cough, viral fever, allergy, respiratory infections, etc.


For chicken pox

Neem water bath is an age old and utmost effective remedy for chicken pox. Soak a bunch of neem leaves in water and rinse yourself with it to cure the boils quickly.

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Neem protects your heart

A specific dose of neem leaf extract can protect you from cardiovascular and heart diseases. It can reduce blood clotting, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and maintain normal rhythm of the heart.  


Neem for diabetics

Neem is a wonder food for diabetics. Many varieties of “diabetic foods” contain neem as an essential ingredient. This is because neem contains chemicals capable of reducing blood sugar levels. You can chew 4-5 neem leaves every day.


Neem in treatment of skin diseases

Neem oil, the bark of neem and neem leaves can combat skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, ring worm, rashes, and other types of viral, bacterial and fungal infections. You can also take bath in neem water to receive the same benefits.


Neem tones your skin

Neem is a natural toner for your skin. You can soak your skin in neem water or massage your skin with neem oil to get rid of blemishes. Prepare a facial pack with smashed neem leaves to rejuvenate your skin.


Neem for hair care

Neem solves plenty of hair problems. It is the best treatment for lice. Massage your hair with neem oil to ward off lice and dandruff. Neem oil also solves itchy scalp and other types of inflammatory diseases of the scalp. 


Neem for oral care

Neem is a strong antimicrobial. It can cure gum diseases, prevent tooth decay and restore the health of your teeth and gums. You can rinse your mouth with neem oil mixed with water to get the desired benefits.


It’s a natural insect repellent

Neem contains terpenoids such as azadirachtin, which are very powerful insect repellents. You can either use neem oil for this purpose or hand a bunch of neem leaves in your house to keep insects away.


Miscellaneous benefits of neem
  • Neem oil has been used as natural contraceptive
  • Creams containing neem extract are used to treat vaginitis
  • Apply crushed neem leaves on cuts and wounds to protect from infection
  • Neem bark extract can cure peptic ulcers and kill stomach worms

Neem oil is used in massage therapies for pain and inflammation

Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 16, 2014