The botanical name of the neem tree is Azadirachta indica. This tree is native to India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc., but now is grown worldwide for its medicinal and healing properties. With all of its parts possessing medicinal values, this herb is useful for the treatment of various ailments. The antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem make it valuable for human health.
Today, neem has obtained tremendous value in the market for commercial use. Neem oil is used in bathing lotions, soaps, cosmetics and as an insect repellent as well. One can use neem leaves in the treatment of eye problems, bleeding nose, intestinal worms, stomach problems, loss of appetite, etc. They can also treat skin diseases, cardiovascular disease, hay fever, and diabetes, oral and liver problems. Neem seeds are ground into a powder that is soaked overnight in water and sprayed onto the crop to keep away the insects. As far as the neem powder is concerned, it possesses most of the medicinal values of neem. It can be used internally in tea form; it can be added to cuisines or used externally as well. Earlier, neem powder was even used as a contraceptive. Nowadays, it is used in cosmetics, soaps, lotions, etc. The intake of neem powder has been found beneficial in treating digestive problems. It also enhances immunity and acts as a blood purifier.
Features / benefits of Neem Seed
Dandruff is harmless, but it can ruin your hair charm and can be embarrassing. Dandruff occurs due to the shedding of dead cells from the scalp, or the flaking of a dry scalp. Neem powder can help you in treating dandruff. You can add neem powder in water and apply this mixture to your hair roots, and then consume the water. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly. With the regular use of this remedy, you can get rid of dandruff.
Ringworm is not uncommon. It is a fungal infection of the skin, marked by ring-shaped, red, scaly patches. Sometimes these patches get itchy and irritating. Neem powder has been found effective in treating ringworm as it is a fungal infection, and neem has strong antifungal properties. For treating ringworm, mix neem powder with water. You can add a few drops of olive oil if your skin is dry. Apply this paste to the affected areas and rinse after 10-15 minutes with lukewarm water. Follow this process daily for a few days to get noticeable results.
Have you ever used neem powder for acne or pimples? Mostly, it is the oily skinned people who suffer from this issue. The antiseptic, antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of neem help in treating acne or pimples. Powdered neem leaves are a major component of most of the widely used facial creams.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus; it can be chronic or acute. You can use neem powder as a nasal drop for treating sinusitis. It helps in reducing inflammation. Mix one teaspoon of neem powder in a cup of hot water and take 2-3 drops twice a day for relief.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, marked by silver/red, itchy, scaly painful patches caused due to the extra growth of cells. Neem powder can treat Psoriasis effectively. Either you can take neem powder internally or apply it externally. For internal use, you can take one teaspoon neem powder and 1/2 a teaspoon turmeric powder with lukewarm water twice daily. Alternatively, you can apply water and neem powder paste externally to the affected areas daily.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition. It is an inflammation of the epidermal layer of the skin. The symptoms of eczema include red, itchy and dry patches on the skin. It is more common in children and infants than in adults. For the treatment of eczema, you can make a paste using water, neem powder, and some turmeric. Apply this paste to the affected area. Neem powder has proven to be effective in providing relief from eczema.
7. Hair Loss
Hair loss is becoming a frequent issue these days among both men and women. There can be several causes for hair loss. But neem powder can greatly help in reducing hair fall. For this purpose, you can prepare a paste of neem powder and water. You can also add Aloe Vera to it. Apply this paste on the scalp/root twice a week about 20-30 minutes before bath.
|Botanical Name||Azadirachta indica|
|Scientific Name||Azadirachta indica|
|Special Features||for oil making|
|Country of Origin||Made in India|
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