Neem is a powerful popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It has an incredible amount of uses from helping with digestive issues to healing skin problems. Every part of the neem tree- branch, leaves, barks, fruits, flowers and root are extremely beneficial as they contain azadirachtin compound which gives neem its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties.
Neem oil is one of the oil extracted from the neem seeds and neem fruits. This neem oil is in light brown colour, bitter taste and garlic, sulphur smell. This neem oil contains the sulphur in high content so it smells like sulphur. Here are the top benefits and remedies of neem oil-
NEEM OIL BENEFITS:
Neem oil helps maintain oral health and keeps different types of gum diseases at bay. Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties help kill the bacteria that cause cavities, plaque, gingivitis and other gum diseases. It also offers long-lasting fresh breath.
Neem oil works as a powerful blood purifier and detoxifier. Blood purification aids the body in getting rid of harmful toxins and helps the blood carry necessary nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body. This in turn improves the functioning of important body organs like the kidneys and liver. Moreover, it helps maintain healthy circulatory, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems.
CLEAR AND HEALTHY SKIN
Neem oil is loaded with nutrients and is used in a variety of lotions, creams soaps and of course cosmetics. It is extremely beneficial for eczema prone skin and will benefit people who suffer from psoriasis and acne. Its astringent properties help to cure minor cuts and wounds. Probably, this is the reason ointments carry neem oil as it primary component. Neem oil helps to relieve dry and itchy skin.
Neem has both curative and preventive effects on intestinal worms due to its antiparasitic properties. Several compounds in neem inhibit the parasites’ ability to feed, thus interrupting their life cycle and preventing new parasites from hatching. Neem also removes the toxins that the parasites leave behind as they die.
Neem can be used to treat all kinds of problems related to nails like splintering and peeling as well as brittle nails. Its antiseptic and antifungal properties can help treat and prevent different types of nail infections, including toenail fungus.
NEEM OIL REMEDIES:
Neem is a natural insect repellent. It is safe to use on the body to keep pests away. It can also be used in shampoo to get rid of lice. Put oil in hair and let sit overnight. Neem oil can also be added to dog shampoo to kill fleas and ticks. Another use is to make a spray to protect your garden from pests.
Neem oil helps to clear the dandruff on the scalp. Apply the neem oil 2-3 in week gives the good hair without the dandruff. This oil prevents the hair thinning and makes your hair strong from the root.
Bacteria cause breakouts and gives rise to pimples and acne. Now, this neem oil works in a wonderful way to remove bacteria from the skin layer which is the reason behind the breakout. The first stage of pimples is redness over the face. Since the neem oil also has high fatty acid, acne and scar mark can be eradicated after regular topical application.
Take few drops neem oil mixed with coconut oil and rub it on your teeth and gums. Leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Use this treatment once daily. You can also use soft neem sticks to brush your teeth.
KILL HEAD LICE
Massaging your hair and scalp with undiluted neem oil is also very effective. After massaging, comb out the hair using a lice comb to get rid of the lice. You can leave the neem oil in your hair for about an hour, or even overnight before washing it off.