Today, i would like to introduce you to Neem. We use it in a lot of our products because it is a wonderful herbal ally that offers a lot of amazing benefits to the skin and body and hairs.
Neem leaves come from the seeds of the Neem tree (Azadirachta Indica), which is native to India. (No wonder it is used in so many ayurvedic treatments!) A relative of mahogany, this tree is a quick-growing evergreen and they can grow nearly anywhere.
Health Benefits Of Neem
1# Antibacterial Properties
In india neem is used in serious diseases like chicken pox and small pox have been treated with neem tree paste. Spread neem leaves around the patient and make him sleep over it for its soothing and antibacterial properties. It also cures people suffering from herpes and hepatitis B viruses.
2# Cures Asthma
Neem offers a long-term relief from such respiratory disorders when taken regularly.Take a few drops of neem oil – 3 drops to start with, at the center of the tongue and swallow. Increase the dosage of intake gradually – say 4 drops in the second week, 5 drops in the 3rd week and go up to one teaspoon within six months.Asthma can be completely cured by this method. This also helps in controlling phlegm, wheezing, cough, and breathing.
3# Blood Purifier
Neem, being a purifying agent, clears toxins from the blood. This amazing health benefit of neem can keep you safe from acne, skin irritations and much more. It also controls the formation of free radicals.
4# Controls Diabetes
Neem can be used to treat the non-insulin dependent, type 2 diabetes. It controls the blood sugar level and triggers sugar metabolism. This brings down the blood sugar level and offers long-lasting relief from diabetes. Neem acts as insulin after being digested by the body
5# Beneficial In Digestion
Neem leaves are a rich source of fiber. They contain 20% fiber alongside essential proteins, fat, calcium and amino acids. It improves the digestive capacity of the body and makes the intestines more active. The consumption of neem leaves treats digestive disorders like gas and constipation.
6# Maintains Oral Health
Neem makes for an amazing oral remedy that keeps you safe from gum diseases. It can cure the problems of bleeding gums and foul smell. It checks germ formation in the mouth and offers long lasting fresh breath. It offers freedom from toothache as well .
7# Heals Ulcers
Neem bark extract has been found to be a curative for peptic ulcer disease. The bark extract, when taken twice daily for 10 weeks, almost completely heals ulcers.Neem not just prevents ulcers by maintaining the pH level, but also cures ulcers by restoring the normal PH level. It is an amazing soother and healer that calms the stomach. Its analgesic benefits offer freedom from pain as well.
8# Treats Malaria
Neem offers the goodness of an antipyretic agent as well. Malaria is a lethal fever that affects the efficiency of the human liver. Eat a few neem leaves daily to keep the liver safe from malarial side effects .
9# Better Liver
If you want improved liver functioning, neem juice is your magic potion. Nowadays people often face the problem of having a weak liver due to various reasons, such as excessive or regular consumption of alcohol. Neem juice helps improve the liver conditions.
10# Treats Wounds And Rashes
Topical application of organic neem honey can heal wounds and rashes. Its ingestion also treats infections and other health issues. It possesses powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.
11# Gives Shiny Teeth
Today we all want beautiful white teeth smile.To make that smile even more special, use neem twigs to brush your teeth. This is an age-old remedy that will not only leave your teeth shiny and white but will also keep dental problems like cavity, plaque and bad breath at bay.
12# Curing Breast Cancer
People affected by cancers, especially breast cancer, can seek help from the consumption of neem capsules due to its immunity-boosting properties. These qualities are known to shield the body from the action of antibodies.
These are the best uses and benefits that neem can give you. Neem is extremely useful for hair.
1# Hair loss and baldness:
It is the major thing that a lot of us face. There are several factors responsible for the hair loss, thinning and baldness and one can cure that with neem. Neem powder and leaves are rich in elements that can lessen the hair fall and also sure the hair loss which is primarily due to the itchy and dandruff.
How to use:
Neem and Fenugreek Powder
- Mix neem and fenugreek powder in equal amounts and make paste using little bit of powder.
- You can take both 1 teaspoonful each for men and for women 2 teaspoonful each would be adequate.
- Use this on the scalp and leave for at least 2-3 hours.
- You can apply this and do your work.
- For long hair make bun and put clips to prevent it from spoiling your clothes.
Neem Powder and Curry Leaves
- In a bowl, Mix neem powder and curry leaves like 2-3 teaspoonful each and them grind them.
- You can either try neem powder or leaves, anything will be good.
- Apply this on the scalp and then leave for 1 hour.
- Rinse with cold water. It aids in hair growth and also treats the hair which is thinning.
Hibiscus with Neem
Hibiscus is a flower which is used a lot for hair growth and for curing aloepecia in males and females. You too can take help from this.
- Take 1 teaspoonful of neem powder and 1 teaspoonful of hibiscus powder.
- Make paste with milk. Apply on the scalp.
- Leave for 2 hours.
- Wash with regular water.
2# Itchy scalp and dandruff:
Neem contains anti-septic properties that heal wounds and itchy scalp. Once in a while application of this wonderful herb will make sure that you get the squeaky cleans scalp. This will kill the bacteria and fungi responsible for your scalp itching and the dandruff of course.
How to use
Neem and Lemon Juice
- Take 2-3 teaspoonful of neem powder and add ¼ cup of water in it.
- You will get a runny paste of neem and water. In that add 1-2 teaspoonfuls of lemon juice.
- Apply this all over your scalp and also on the hair.
- Rub gently to loosen up the dandruff flakes and to soak yup the scalp deeply.
- Keep this for 30 minutes then wash the scalp with clear water.
- Repeat this at least 2 times in a week for excessive dandruff and once in a week for mild dandruff.
Neem leaves and Tulsi leaves
- Take equal amounts of the neem and the tulsi leaves in a bowl.
- Now add some water and put these in the grinder.
- Grind them until a smooth lump free paste is formed.
- Apply this paste on your scalp with dandruff and leave for an hour.
- Wash your head with water and cover with towel.
- This will excellently remove the dandruff and other scalp problems.
Neem and henna
- For this, you can either take neem leaves or powder.
- For henna too, you can use henna leaves or the pure henna powder.
- The basic idea is to mix 2 teaspoonful of henna powder with 2 teaspoonful of neem powder. So, if you are utilizing the leaves then handful of both would be sufficient. Then grind them with water.
- For powder, just mix ample amount of powder to convert the powder to paste like consistency.
- Finally apply the paste on the scalp and leave for 1 hour.
- Wash after that. This should be done once a week.
Also read : how to colour hair naturally at home
3# Conditions Hair
Neem can also be used as a natural conditioner for dry and fizzy hair.
Just make a paste of neem leaves boiled in water & honey, and apply it to the hair followed by regular hair wash, and your dry and untamed tresses will be well-conditioned, dandruff-free and without frizz.
Also read : home made conditioners
4# Treats All Scalp-Related Problems
You can use neem as a hair mask, that will help you deep condition your hair can be made by mixing neem powder with amla powder, shikakai powder and reetha powder with water and lemon juice. Apply this to your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes before you wash it off with your regular shampoo. The ingredients of the pack will help in keeping the scalp problems at bay while retaining the moisture in the hair and preventing dryness.
5# Keeps Scalp Healthy
If you apply Henna on your hair regularly, just add 2 tbsp. of neem powder with Henna powder, 1 tbsp. of yogurt, lemon, black tea and 1 tbsp. of coffee. The Henna will help in moisturizing your hair while the neem will keep your scalp healthy.
6# Kill lice from head
Make a paste of fresh neem leaves and apply it on your head. Let the pack dry and then wash it off with cold water. As neem leaves are natural anti-septic they cure the loss caused and kill the lice.
Benefits Of Neem For Skin
Neem has been used for medical and skin care treatments throughout history in the Ayurvedic tradition and is well-known in herbal communities all over the world to be an effective helper for many an ailment.
1#Clear Acne And Dark Pigmentation:
One of the benefits of neem for skin is to clear acne and dark pigmentation, since then, bring you a bright and soft skin. It contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties that are very effective in clearing acne as well as dark pigmentation. In order to clear acne and dark pigmentation with neem, you need to boil about 20 neem leaves with a half of liter of water until all the leaves become disordered and soft, at the same time, the water is green. Then you need to strain and keep it in a bottle. This liquid is used as a skin toner. Firstly, you take a cotton-ball to dip into this liquid and then wipe it to your face every night. Following this solution can help clear acne, scars, blackheads, pigmentation.
2# Prevent Blackheads From Recurring:
Neem is a good herb for beauty. If you have a sensitive skin with plenty of blackheads, you also can use neem oil without worrying about irritating skin. In this case, you should use only about 2 or 3 drops of neem oil to dilute the water and use this liquid to apply over the blackheads. Follow this action regularly can help you remove the blackheads as well as prevent them from recurring.
3# Deal With Skin Infection:
Another benefit of neem for skin is to deal with skin infection because it contains antibacterial and antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful in dealing with skin infection. If your skin is infected, neem is a good solution for you. Firstly, you need to boil neem leaves in water like the above recipe. When you get a blue liquid, you can add about 100 ml this liquid to your bathing water. After that, you can take a bath as normal.
4# Mix With Tulsi To Treat Pimples:
Tulsi is also another herb that contains a lot of good substances for your skin. With this recipe, you only need to grind a handful of tulsi leaves with some neem leaves into a powder. After that, you mix it with a little rose water to get a paste. This paste can be used to apply on the pimples for treating.
5# Control Excess Oils On Your Skin:
If you have oily skin, neem can be a good solution for you. With its excellent properties like antibacterial and antifungal properties, neem can work effectively in controlling excess oils on your skin. Neem is also considered as an excellent exfoliants that can tighten the pores as well as get rid of impurities. In order to do it, you mix neem powder with lemon juice and a little yogurt to get a paste. Use this paste to apply on your skin. This paste also has benefits on preventing acnes and infections.
6# Treat The Dry Skin:
Besides controlling excess oils on your skin, one of the benefits of neem for skin is to use to treat the dry skin very well, at the same time, help your skin be in a balanced situation. With this recipe, you only mix neem powder with some drops of grape seed oil and some water to get a paste. Use this paste to apply to your dry skin to help moisturizing your skin best.
7# Minimize Skin Aging:
Neem can help minimize your skin ageing thanks to its immune-stimulating compounds and regenerative properties. In addition, neem is rather rich in vitamin C, a good substance for removing blackheads, dullness, ageing, since then, bring a youthful skin to you. And it also contains a lot of antioxidants that are able to protect your skin from aging and environment damage. If you want to keep your skin supple, you can use neem oil or neem powder to apply on your face.
8# Remove Dark Eye Circles:
You can use neem to remove dark eye circles when you often stay up late and have dark circles around your eyes. Neem may contribute to reduce pigmentation and moisturizing your skin very well. With this recipe to treat dark eye circles, you can take neem powder to mix with water and get a paste. Use this paste to apply around your eyes. Wait for about 15 minutes and rinse it off after. This solution can be applied every day until you feel your skin better.
Eczema is a general inflammatory skin condition, which causes irritated, dry, itchy, and red skin. This condition can be treated with the help of the neem remedy. Neem can decrease the inflammation & heal the abrasions as well. It also deals with dry skin by preventing moisture loss from your skin and restoring the protective barrier. Follow the process below:
Things you need:
- Neem oil – few drops
- Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
- Lavender essential oil – few drops
- Dilute the neem oil with the coconut oil and mix in the lavender essential oil.
- Later apply on the affected region using the mixture.
- Let the mixture dry on its own. After that, remove using lukewarm water.
- Follow the remedy once or twice weekly.
10#Lessen Large Pores
Neem is considered as a great remedy for treating whiteheads, blackheads, and large pores. Being an excellent exfoliating property, neem helps to remove impurities and tighten pores. Therefore, shrinking large pores is one of the amazing benefits of neem. Here is how to reduce large pores with the neem remedy:
Things you need:
- Neem oil – 2 drops
- Plain water – 2 drops
- 1 cotton ball
- Place together the plain water and neem oil on a cotton ball. Then, wipe your face with the cotton ball prior to hitting the bed.
- Leave it on all night and clear the face using lukewarm water the following morning.
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