A herb, a tree, a plant, a complete aid to cure a severe problem. Neem is not unknown to us, we all have seen the tremendous Health benefits associated with this magnificent tree. We all are grown up by witnessing the cure it aids at the first basis. It hold a greater impact on all the major problems and health issues, and the effect is more penetrating than that of medications. Neem has got a worldwide fame and is popular from ancient times, past 5000 years ago. It not only heals the pain but is a cure for the illness as well. It has been found in every Indian home as it possesses several health benefits which are worth putting any effort. It is miraculous for major to minor diseases. The neem extracts from its branches, leaves, fruits and fruit seeds altogether are a great source to cure and have indulgence in various medications. The fruit of neem consist of seeds in it which contains oil.
Neem, the most common name which comes to our mind is actually a name that belongs to a very vital tree native to the Indian sub-terrain region along with some parts of the Middle East as well. Neem is the name which actually got its name from the scientific term “Azadirachta indica” and it belongs to the mahogany family of trees called meliaceae. Known for its rich lustrous green color, a fragrant odor and a bittersweet pulp neem is also very useful for treating multiple causes and curing our health in a better way.
The benefits are huge as it is wonderful in leaving its mark in almost all the fields.
Neem is rich in antibacterial compounds which helps in preventing dental issues. People often use neem extracts to brush their teeth in order to treat their gums and prevent any mouth disease or issues. Studies have shown various cavities too causing dental problems which could be avoided by neem.
Studies have shown that by the antifungal properties of neem several infections caused by fungi such as ringworm, athlete’s foot and others can be treated. After application of neem in the desired form, artificial medications does not provide any noticeable relief.
Rich in antioxidants
Antioxidant property of neem overpowers several expensive medications. The process through which free radicals are created is a normal function of the body but the resulting molecules generate are unstable and can damage other cells as well. Neem can counterpart these effects in the body.
It prevents the growth of antiviral compounds such as dengue virus to generate in the body. Dengue is a hemorrhagic fever related to Ebola, and interferes with the reproduction of the coxsackie B virus.
Neem’s effects on cancer is remarkable. It is responsible for killing cancer cells in the body and recovering the body from the damage caused by cancer cells. It enhances body’s immunity and leads to growth of the healthy cells in the body. Neem and its attributes have shown impressive effect on several cancers like colon, stomach, liver, blood, etc
The bitter taste of neem is beneficial for diabetic patients. It can overpower the disorders caused by overeating sweets. Neem is responsible to lower down insulin requirement by about 50%. Chewing neem leaves empty stomach in the morning can do wonders for the diabetic patients as it balances the appetite.
Neem is responsible for preventing liver from any damage, which thereby helps in cleaning the blood. The chemically induced liver damage can be minimised by intaking neem juice or other extracts.
Neem is enriched in antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties. It also acts an amazing blood purifying agent. It can be used in various ways like neem oil, leaves, tea, and so on. It comes into light for both proving internal and external benefits. Internally, if neem is consumed daily as a tonic then it will improve the immune system and in this way it will help in keeping our metabolism and system healthy. It also helps in the removal of unwanted harmful toxin which keeps our heart healthy and our body damage free. Neem leaves facilitates in expanding the blood vessels and thereby improving blood circulation and keeping a healthy heart movement. It also maintains a stable blood pressure level. Externally neem leaves help in keeping our skin look radiant and glowing.
Neem is also very effective in treating arthritis. There are certain properties of neem leaf seed or barks naturally cure arthritis and reduce pain and swelling in joints. Also neem oil is another option for curing arthritis, all we need to do is massage our joint muscles properly with neem oil. Neem oil is also beneficial in treating rheumatism, osteoarthritis and lower back pain.
Due to antimicrobial and antibacterial property, neem leaves are also effective in treating poisons and insects bites. In neem leaves there is an anti-clotting property and an anti-inflammatory property for which it becomes a good option for treating poison.
How to use neem
Neem is such an herb which is considered to be very versatile, and it can be applied in very simple ways. Neem can be used either in the form of oil or a paste for external application. Also for internal application, neem can be taken in the form of a tablet or a powder too.
Nowadays, neem can be easily be found in the form of powder, tablet form and even in liquid extract form. Traditionally neem has always been used in the powder form because of its taste which is because it starts the digestive process and sends signals to the body to reciprocate the metabolism of its own. Neem is known for a very bitter and pungent taste for which they are also available in the forms of tablets. Also it has a liquid alternative as well. All these have a long shelf life and are easily transportable.
How to use externally
Neem leaf paste
All you need to do is make a paste or a concoction just by using neem powder and a small proportion of water as far as the thickness of the mixture is needed. Then gently apply the mixture to the affected area and leave it for about a good twenty to thirty minutes, until it gets dry. Then finally rinse it off with cold water and pat the dry skin with a soft towel.
Herbalized neem oil
Herbalized neem oils are very simple to make out of just a few neem leaves and base oil. Traditionally speaking, neem oil is an archaic ayurvedic method for preparing sesame oil base. It can be directly applied to our skin, scalp, hair, nails, teeth, and gums. Due to its antimicrobial and antibacterial qualities, it will fight against germs keeping our overall health fine.
Neem seed oil
The composition of neem seeds are up to 50% of oil. The preparation of neem seed oil is very vital and it should be used only in appropriate manner. It is mentioned here separately just to make a proper distinction with that of the preparation of herbalized preparation out of sesame oil.
Therefore, you must not be missing by the benefits you can induce in your daily life by this magical remedy. Various forms are available to intake this super effective product. It’s your efforts which can resist your life from any alarming danger or any disease. So, enjoy the benefits and keep the diseases and infections at bay.