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Benefits of Neem Plant and Leaves

Neem holds a significant position in the Indian traditional culture. We all have heard a lot about the benefits it holds from our parents and grandparents. Every part of the Neem tree be it the bark, seed, root, fruit, leaf, twig, or flower is beneficial to our body in a way or another. Neem is also an essential ingredient in several Ayurvedic medicines that treat various issues ranging from fever infection, skin disease, hail problems, inflammation, and dental disorders.

Neem is stuffed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antiseptic, antimalarial, and anti-viral properties, which makes it a remedy for almost all your health concerns. Many people in India still sprinkle Neem leaves near the bed of a flu-infected person or hang a bunch of them over their doors to ensure that the air that crosses the Neem leaves is filtered of disease-causing germs, bacteria, and virus.

Neem leaves are loaded with many health and skin benefits. They can be consumed in the form of a paste, in a tea, or you can chew a few freshly plucked leaves from the tree. The taste of Neem leaves is both bitter and pungent. But, consuming Neem in any form can enhance the activity of free radical scavenging, remove toxins from our blood, and balance neuromuscular disorders.

Here is a list of benefits that you can get by using Neem every day-

Arthritis: The curative properties of Neem naturally cures arthritis, reduce pain and swelling in the joints. A person who has arthritis or severe joint pain should take a Neem oil message. Neem oil works magically in relieving muscle aches and joint pains and helps ease rheumatism, osteoarthritis and lower back pain.

Goodbye dandruff, hello healthy hair: Neem has anti-bacterial properties that help to treat dry scalp, dandruff, and hair fall issues. Take a bunch of neem leaves and boil them till the water turns green. Allow the water to cool and use it to rinse your hair after shampooing your hair. Neem water helps in strengthening hair quality and promoting hair growth. It also provides the required nourishment and conditioning to the roots, making them stronger and shinier.

Eye Problems: If you want to get rid of any irritation, tiredness, or redness, then you should consider washing your eyes with Neem water. To prepare this solution, boil some Neem leaves in water for 10 minutes, and allow it to cool. Then strain the liquid and use it directly.

Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial: Neem leaves have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. They are used to treat warts, dark sports, infections, and chicken pox. Either the person is made to bathe in Neem water, or Neem paste is applied on the affected area for the treatment.

Ear ailments: Neem leaves soothe inflammation by soothing itching and irritation. Prepare a paste from Neem leaves and honey and apply it to treat any ear boils.

Insecticide: Tired of those tiny insects that keep on bugging you all night long? Here's a solution to it! Keep Neem-soaked cotton near your windows or burn Neem leaves to keep these tiny creatures away from your home. It is handy and is used to fight mosquito menace.

Beauty benefits: If you have pimples on your face, apply the Neem leaf decoction. The leaves moisturize the skin keeping it soft and supple. They are highly effective for lightening scars and pigmentation caused by acne and scabies. It can also be used as a toner for the skin. Just dip a cotton ball in boiled Neem water and wipe your face with it and leave it overnight. This will clear scars, acne, pigmentation, and blackheads.

Apart from all the fantastic benefits mentioned above, Neem also increases your immunity, thereby making you strong from within. Despite using all these natural remedies, diseases can knock your door anytime. Hence, it is advisable to cover you and your family's health with a comprehensive health insurance policy. A health insurance policy safeguards you and your family against the risk of a sudden hospitalization and all the related expenses.​