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Neem: Top Ten Uses
|by Dr. Savitha Suri|
1. Neem has anti inflammatory properties. Hence its oil is used in conditions like arthritis, muscular pains and inflamed wounds.
Mix 10 ml of pure sesame oil with 10 ml of neem oil. Warm this oil mix and massage on aching joints and muscles. This helps to reduce swelling and pain.
2. Neem has anti microbial properties too. It can be used effectively in skin ailments like acne, pimple and back acne.
Pick up handful of fresh juicy neem leaves. Wash them in clean water. Crush them to extract juice. (This can be done in a mixer also). Apply this juice on acne, pimple and back acne. Wash this off in cold water after 20 minutes.
3. Juice of tender neem leaves and neem flowers help to reduce blood sugar level. Hence persons with diabetes will be immensely benefited by regular consumption of neem. Collect 2-3 tea spoons of fresh neem flowers and tender neem leaves. Soak them overnight and crush it in blender with little water. Squeez the juice and mix ½ cup of water. Drink this in empty stomach in morning.
4. Neem flowers and neem leaves can be collected during blossoming season and dried powder of this mixture can be used when the season ends. Take care to dry this mixture in hot sun and store in cool dry place.
5. Neem has anti inflammatory properties. Hence its oil is used in conditions like arthritis, muscular pains and inflamed wounds. Mix 10 ml of pure sesame oil with 10 ml of neem oil. Warm this oil mix and massage on aching joints and muscles. This helps to reduce swelling and pain.
6. To prevent frequent skin infection add 2 tea spoons of fresh juice of neem leaves to bathing water. Using soaps made of neem and tulsi (neem tulsi soap) helps to prevent many skin diseases and soothes psoriasis patches, eczema, acne and pimple.
Mix few drops of neem oil to pure coconut oil. Massage this oil mix to scalp and hair roots. Regular use of this oil mix helps to get rid of head lice and prevents formation of dandruff. This remedy helps to maintain scalp health. Use of hair oil processed with neem helps to have disease free scalp and healthy hair growth.
7. Neem can be used effectively to treat gum diseases. Chewing tender branches of neem helps to prevent bleeding from gum.
8. Regular use of neem rejuvenates liver and keeps liver diseases at bay.
9. Use of neem is recommended in texts of ayurveda to treat jaundice.
10. Diabetes impairs blood circulation and causes gangrene in lower extremities. Numerous scientific researches have highlightened the role of neem in keeping circulatory system healthy, thus reducing the chances of gangrene.
11. Neem helps to reduce cholesterol and keeps the heart healthy. Chew 5-10 tender leaves of neem in morning in empty stomach.
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