Azadirachta indica, known as neem, Nimtree or Indian Lilac, a tree belonging to the Meliaceae family and is native to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil. Neem oil is used in soaps, lotions, facemasks, shampoos, and toothpastes. It helps treat fungal infections, lice, dry scalp, dandruff, premature graying of the hair, gingivitis, and skin disorders. Neem oil relieves dry skin and soothes itchy, red, irritated skin. It has also been used for chicken pox to relieve the associated skin irritation caused by the chicken pox virus. The Neem gives a little yellow fruit that is edible. It looks like an apricot and also has a seed with a kernel inside of it.
The neem fruit is an ideal fertilizer for the organic culture. Neem has anti- bacterial; anti- parasitic, anti- fungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that not only benefit your health but can help you get rid of common beauty problems that you face in your daily life.
An evergreen magical tree each part of the tree, such as the leaves, fruits, flowers and bark have been used for centuries in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, agriculture, insect repellents and medicinal cures. Neem contains potassium, calcium, iron, thiamine, vitamin C, carotene, sodium and many more.
All parts of the tree possess medicinal properties. The leaves are useful in relieving flatulence, promoting the removal of catarrhal matter and phlegm from the bronchial tubes, and in increasing secretion and discharge of urine. Neem juice is used in toothpastes and contraceptives. Neem leaves eaten every morning on empty stomach has also shown to be beneficial in combating Diabetes.
Cleaning the teeth regularly with a neem twig prevents gum diseases. It firms up loose teeth, relieves toothache, evacuates the bad odour and protects the mouth from various infections. A neem twig is considered a very effective toothbrush; its juice works both as a mouth freshener, a germ-killing dentifrice and neem twigs also helps to increase the salivary secretion.
To get rid of acne, take about 10 neem leaves; boil them with small segments of orange peel in a little water. When they become a little soft, let them cook a little and then pound them into a pulp. Apply this to your face and let it sit till it starts drying after which you can rinse with cold water. This face pack will help in clearing acne and prevent breakouts. It also helps in getting rid of whiteheads and blackheads. Neem acts as a deworming agent and helps eliminate intestinal worms, restoring healthy functioning of the intestines.
Before buying and using this herb for medicinal purpose, please consult your doctor.