A herb that heals: Benefits and uses of Neem

Neem has been a popular medicinal herb since traditional times the uses of this herb dates back to almost 5000 years. The neem tree houses over 130 different biologically active compounds. The herb acts as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and a powerful immuno stimulant.

Then come the other benefits: purify the blood, prevent damage caused by free radicals in the body, remove toxins, treat insect bites and ulcers. Neem leaves have anti-bacterial properties which is why it works wonders on infections, burns and any kind of skin problems. It destroys the bacteria that cause infections, stimulates the immune system and encourages rapid healing. We tell you some benefits of neem.

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Benefits and uses of Neem

  • Blood purification and removes toxins from the body
  • Helps heals insect bites and wounds by dabbing a paste out of neem leaves, a few times in the day.
  • If you suffer from the issue of dandruff then just boil a bunch of neem leaves and then let it cool. Cleanse your hair with this water after shampooing.
  • Irritation, tiredness or redness in the eyes? Boil some neem leaves, let the water cool completely and then use it to wash your eyes.
  • Zits and pimples are common problems of teens. The most natural and effective way to treat them would be to grind a few Neem leaves, make a paste and apply it daily till the acne dries out.
  • Neem paste also helps any spots on the skin, dark circles, and chronic ulcers.
  • Blend some Neem leaves and add some honey to it. Use a few drops of this mix to treat any ear boils.
  • Neem paste with a bit of turmeric can also be used for itching, eczema, ringworms and other mild skin problems.
  • Boost your immunity by crushing some neem leaves and take them with a glass of water.

 

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