Neem – Rejuvenate In and Out
Neem, the wonder herb has been used to cure various ailments, since time immemorial. Neem is made from powdering the dried neem leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits and sometimes it also includes bark of the tree. Used as the most powerful ayurvedic ingredient, Neem confer a slew of health benefits, which includes but not limited to blood purification, cleanse and detox, reduction of adipose tissues, balancing blood sugar and enhanced skin complexion.
Neem and ayurvedic properties
In the ancient ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita, ‘Neem’ is crowned as ‘Sarva Roha Nivarani’ which means ‘the reliever of all diseases’.
Ayurveda uses all parts of Neem in therapeutic preparations, which serves as both topical and internal medicine
- Taste / Flavor – Bitter
- Doshic nature – Vata
- Energy – Cool
- Effect of neem post digestion – Pungent
- Qualities – Light and very dry
- Doshic balance – Reduces aggravated Pitta and Kapha (Fire and water respectively)
- Tissues connected – Fat, lymph, blood and plasma
- Channels connected – Digestive system, respiratory system and circulatory system
List of diseases cured by Neem
Neem has been used as traditional blood purification herb for ages. Neem has detoxifying properties which cleanses and remove the toxins from the body.
Psoriasis – Characterized by dry, thick, scaly and inflamed patches of skin, psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition. Neem has very strong anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. Together with the anti-inflammatory effects, it controls the aggravation of psoriatic plagues.
Fungal Infection – The anti-fungal properties of neem control the growth of candida, yeast infection, scalp infection and dandruff.
Wounds, cuts and rashes – Both topical application as well as oral consumption of Neem quickly heals wounds, rashes and cuts. The antimicrobial properties of Neem heal the wounds quickly, which prevents infection.
Poor digestion opens the gateway to many diseases and disorders. Neem can be your best, your natural gastroenterologist. The anti inflammatory effect of Neem reduces the inflammation of GI tract and aids in proper digestion. It cures all digestive ailments from gastric problem, acid reflux to ulcer.
Ayurveda insists on including all 6 flavors in a meal, where Neem represents the bitter flavor. It manages the proper equilibrium in the body.
Neem has 140 bioactive compounds that can replenish every cell and tissues, which makes a potential anti-diabetic medicine. It controls blood sugar levels with instant effect and reduces the dependency on insulin.
Other benefits of using Neem
- Eliminate intestinal worms
- Reduce inflammation of cells, tissues and joints (useful to control arthritis and rheumatism)
- Aids in hair growth
- Supports and promotes liver health
- Enhances the skin complexion
- Confer the anti aging effect
- Creates and manages overall balance in the body
Neem is a powerful ingredient. It is a mild sedative and be cautious of overuse. If you have the history of kidney problem, consult with a doctor before using it internally.