Health Benefits

By: Jochebed Israel

The beneficial properties of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) have been recognized in the Indian tradition for thousands of years. Each part of the Neem tree has some medicinal properties. It is a herb that is commonly available, throughout the year and has benefits that only a few natural products can provide.

Neem is a very versatile herb, and what follows are some of its most common uses. Neem can be used externally in the form of an oil or a paste, and can be taken internally as a powder or tablet.

Neem which is rich in Vitamin C also helps in getting rid of skin problems like pigmentation, dullness, blackheads, and ageing.  Leaving the skin with a youthful glow.

Neem has anti-bacterial; anti-parasitic, anti- fungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that not only benefits your health but can help you get rid of common beauty problems that you face in your daily life. All parts of neem are used for preparing many different medicines, especially for skin disease.

Neem has been used for skin ulcers, eye disorders, intestinal worms, leprosy, bloody nose, loss of appetite, stomach upset ,fever, liver problems, gum disease and plenty more.

How to get Healthy Skin, Nails, Hair, and Scalp:

-Apply herbalized neem oil directly to the affected skin or nails, and either cover it loosely with a soft cloth, or let it breathe and absorb uncovered.
-Massage herbalized neem oil directly into the roots of the hair and scalp at least 60 minutes before bathing and rinse; or apply before bed and let sit overnight

Oral Hygiene:
-Use herbalized neem oil to promote healthy teeth and gums. Swish to cover teeth and gums and spit.
-Apply herbalized neem oil or neem paste directly to the affected teeth or gums.
Ways to use the Neem Tree:
Neem Bark: Analgesic, alternative and curative of fever.
Neem Twig: Asthma, Obstinate urinary disorder, Cough, tumor, Diabetes, Intestinal Worms, Piles, Spematorrhoea.
Neem Gum: Wounds, Skin Diseases, Ulcers, Scabies

Neem Oil: Intestinal Worms and Leprosy

Neem Seed: Intestinal Worms and Leprosy

Neem Leaf: Intestinal Worms, Leprosy, epistaxis, biliousness, eye problems, skin ulcers

Neem Flower: Removal of Intestinal Worms, Phlegm and Bile suppression

Neem Fruit: Diabetes, eye problem, phlegm, Intestinal Worms, Leprosy, wounds, Piles urinary disorder and epistaxis

Neem Tree is also known as the “Tree of the 40”, as it is said to treat 40 different diseases.

Neem is sold at your local health food stores in the forms of Neem toothpaste, soap, teas, creams, lotions, capsules, and tea.