Neem and it usage
Neem is a famous herb native to India known for its medicinal properties for over 5000 years. A neem tree, also known as margosa, can be found in every Indian home, as it is believed to cure from illnesses, and it presents the place of worship. All parts of the plant are used, including bark, branches, leaves, flowers, seed and oil. Neem contains a whole range of complex compounds but it is the ingredient called azadirachitin that gives neem medicinal powers.
Ayurvedic medicine uses neem to treat all types of disease either locally or internally. When applied locally, neem powder or neem oil helps wounds heal faster due to its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti protozoal effect, which keeps microbes away from the body. It also works in relieving the symptoms associated with arthritic conditions such as gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and pain in the lower back.
Minor infections are healed by taking a bath in the water with neem leaves, though neem water also treats burns. When applied topically, it treats eczema, acne and infections caused by ringworms, but the fact is that neem is beneficial for any kind of skin disease, and that it successfully gets rid of allergies, itches and rashes. When it comes to hair care is a neem oil that can help fight with dandruff, hair fall, and grey hairs, and it also prevents the growth of lice.
Benefits of Neem
The actions associated with the internal use of neem are numerous. First, it is beneficial to digestive tract, since it helps relieve indigestion and constipation, and restores the loss of the sense of taste. It also reduces the acidity and alleviates epigastric pain. It is further used to treat gastritis and combat intestinal worms. Application of neem has shown good results in treating skin disorders, urinary infections and sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and syphilis. Neem acts as a blood purifier and clears the bloodstream of toxins. It can help in the treatment of diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus. Liver can maintain its proper function when using neem to stimulate its secretion.
Neem also has pain-relief properties due to its anti-inflammatory powers. This herb treats conditions such as hyperthermia and fever, since it can suppress the extra heat the body generates. It also helps decrease excessive urination. Neem leaves are an ancient remedy used to improve vision. It eliminates the mucus build-up in sinuses and thus removes the pressure from the eyes, while neem water is used to treat cough. It also works as an immuno-booster and thus decreases body’s susceptibility to disease.