Products made from neem leaf have been used in India from ancient age for their medicinal properties. Neem products are believed by Ayurvedic practitioners to be Anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral. It is considered a major component in Ayurvedic medicine and is particularly prescribed for skin diseases.Neem oil is also used for healthy hair, to improve liver function, detoxify the blood, and balance blood sugar levels. Neem leaves have also been used to treat skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, etc.
Here are the amazing uses of this “wonder leaf”.
Boil at least 20 Neem leaves in a half liter of water until leaves turn soft and discolored and the water turns greenish. Then strain the water and store it in the bottle. Dip the cotton ball in it and wipe your face with it.
Lightens skin blemishes
Apply a paste of Neem Powder, Tulsi, and sandalwood powder, mix with rose-water on your face. Let it dry and wash off with cold water.
Treat dry skin
Mix Neem powder with water and few drops of grapeseed oil. And apply it on your face and wash it off.
Reduce the effect of aging by applying neem oil on your face or adding neem powder in your face pack.
Boil neem with water until the water turns greenish. Rinse your hair with this water just after the shampoo. You can also apply the paste of neem leaves on your scalp and wash off after one hour with a mild shampoo.
Some research suggests that taking 30-60 mg of neem bark extract twice daily for 10 weeks helps to heal stomach and intestinal ulcers.
Neem plant contains the chemical that helps in reducing blood sugar level of the body. Neem acts as an insulin after being digest by the body.
Treats mouth and tooth problem
Traditionally, people chewed neem twigs instead of the toothbrush. The twig’s anti-fungal and antibacterial property helps in treating mouth and tooth problems.
Neem leaves used to treat malaria fever. One of the neem components Gedunin is very effective for treating malaria.consuming neem leaves is the acclaimed treatment for malaria.
Neem bark leaves contain polysaccharides and limonoids which are beneficial for alleviating cancer and tumor cells.
A message with neem oil is effective in relieving muscle ache joint pain and lower back pain.
Neem leaves are also effective in cure poison and insect bites. This due to anti-clotting agents that reside in neem leaf extract.
A patient is always advised to take the bath with neem water to soothe the patient’s skin and avoid the additional spreading of infection.
So these are some uses of neem leaves for hair, skin, and health. Are there any more benefits, which are not mentioned above, feel free to share them with comments.
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