By Dr. Jiva Ayurveda, Ayurveda
Neem, which is scientifically known as Azadirachta indica, has been used extensively in Ayurvedic medicines since ancient times. It has vata properties of dry, coolness and bitterness. Neem is used to balance Pitta and Kapha. All parts of the plant from the seeds, roots, stems, bark, flowers, leaves and seed oil possess medicinal properties.
1. Neem leaf possesses antibacterial as well as antifungal properties which help in treating dandruff.
2. Neem paste helps you to control your acne. It contains anti-inflammatory properties which reduces swelling around your pimples.
3. It also proves to be quite useful as skin care ingredients. It also cures itchiness, irritation and redness in the skin. It has antimicrobial properties which increase the healing process of wounds without side effect or septic condition.
4. It can be beneficial for treating skin problems, skin infections and eczema.
5. It has a high number of antioxidants which help in detoxifying your body and relieving you of minor gastrointestinal disorder.
6. Neem paste can be quite beneficial in removing the scars left by chicken pox on the body.
7. Tea made of neem leaves helps to treat malaria and reduce its chances as well. They can also help you if you are suffering from diabetes.
8. Neem is therefore sometimes referred to as a “one tree pharmacy”. The parts of the whole plant have a variety of medicinal uses. The leaves, stem and the extracts of the plant are also used to treat various skin diseases such as leprosy and other medical conditions such as ulcers, diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, hair and scalp problems and urinary tract disorders.
9. Brushing your teeth with neem twig gives you germ-free teeth & gums. It has been widely used in different parts of India as a substitute to conventional toothbrush because of its antimicrobial properties.