Neem in AYURVEDA
Neem has a long history of use in AYURVEDA.
Neem is a large evergreen tree in the mahogany family, and it grows naturally in India and Sri Lanka. It has small, white flowers and a smooth yellow-green fruit. In India, Neem is known as “the village pharmacy” because all parts of the tree have beneficial uses. Neem can be used to treat fever, inflammation, respiratory disease, and viruses.
Neem is especially amazing in treating many skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, and many fungal conditions like athlete’s foot. Because of its healthful properties for teeth and gun tissue, Neem is also used for oral hygiene. Neem is best known for promoting radiant skin, and healthy hair and nails.
Neem Oil is one of the favorite medicinal oils used in Ayurveda. Neem is unique in that it is antiviral, antibacterial, and also antimicrobial. The Neem tree is sometimes called the “toothbrush tree” because neem has many dental applications. People often pull a twig off the tree and chew the end to form bristles, making a natural toothbrush. Neem is often added to toothpaste, and it is very healing to the gums. Neem is also good for the skin and is an ingredient in many creams & salves. Neem helps to get rid of eczema, psoriasis, rashes, wrinkles, dry skin and dandruff. And neem oil is great at repelling mosquitoes! Because Neem has a rather unpleasant smell, it is preferable to mix it with other more fragrant oils.