The Wonders of Neem.
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The botanical name of the neem tree is Azadirachta indica.
This tree is native to India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc., but now is grown worldwide for its medicinal and healing properties. With all of its parts possessing medicinal values, this herb is useful for the treatment of various ailments. The antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem make it valuable for human health.
Today, neem has obtained tremendous value in the market for commercial use. Neem oil is used in bathing lotions, soaps, cosmetics and as an insect repellent as well. One can use neem leaves in the treatment of eye problems, bleeding nose, intestinal worms, stomach problems, loss of appetite, etc. They can also treat skin diseases, cardiovascular disease, hay fever, and diabetes, oral and liver problems. Neem seeds are ground into a powder that is soaked overnight in water and sprayed onto the crop to keep away the insects.
As far as the neem powder is concerned, it possesses most of the medicinal values of neem. It can be used internally in tea form; it can be added to cuisines or used externally as well. Earlier, neem powder was even used as a contraceptive. Nowadays, it is used in cosmetics, soaps, lotions, etc. The intake of neem powder has been found beneficial in treating digestive problems. It also enhances immunity and acts as a blood purifier.
As stated above, neem powder is beneficial for your health in various ways.
Given below are the top ten uses of neem powder.
Dandruff is harmless, but it can ruin your hair charm and can be embarrassing. Dandruff occurs due to the shedding of dead cells from the scalp, or the flaking of a dry scalp. Neem powder can help you in treating dandruff. You can add neem powder in water and apply this mixture to your hair roots, and then consume the water. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly. With the regular use of this remedy, you can get rid of dandruff.
Ringworm is not uncommon. It is a fungal infection of the skin, marked by ring-shaped, red, scaly patches. Sometimes these patches get itchy and irritating. Neem powder has been found effective in treating ringworm as it is a fungal infection, and neem has strong antifungal properties. For treating ringworm, mix neem powder with water. You can add a few drops of olive oil if your skin is dry. Apply this paste to the affected areas and rinse after 10-15 minutes with lukewarm water. Follow this process daily for few days to get noticeable results.
3. Head Lice:
Lice are parasitic insects that live in human hair. They are contagious. They feed on a small amount of human blood, thus adversely affecting your health. Neem has got the property that inhibits the growth of lice. It also prevents the lice eggs from hatching. If you are troubled by head lice, you can prepare a paste of neem powder and water. You can also add henna powder to make it thicker and smoother. Apply it to your hair and rinse off after drying. You can use this method on alternate days or 2-3 times in a week for relief.
Acne or pimples is a common skin problem. Mostly, it is the oily skinned people who suffer from this issue. The antiseptic, antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of neem help in treating acne or pimples. Powdered neem leaves are a major component of most of the widely used facial creams.
To get rid of acne or pimples, you can add neem powder to yogurt or fuller’s earth. Make a paste of neem powder and yogurt, fuller’s earth and water. Apply it on your face. Rinse after it gets dry. Repeat this 2-3 times a week for best results.
5. Neem Powder In Toothpaste:
Neem powder can be added to toothpaste also. It has been found to be very beneficial in treating oral/dental problems. It combats gum diseases and keeps the mouth healthy and germ-free, fights bad breath, kills bacteria in the mouth, prevents and reduces plaque, fights cavities, etc. Neem powder is totally oral friendly.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus; it can be chronic or acute. You can use neem powder as nasal drop for treating sinusitis. It helps in reducing inflammation. Mix one teaspoon of neem powder in a cup of hot water and take 2-3 drops twice a day for relief.
7. Athlete’s Foot:
Athlete’s foot is a common skin disease of the foot. It is contagious and can spread to other parts of the body as well. For the treatment of athlete’s foot, you can use neem powder paste. Traditionally used to help soothe skin irritations, neem powder can also be used as a non-toxic fungus-fighting foot powder (2).
All you need to do is make a paste by combining neem powder and water. Apply it to the affected areas regularly. The antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of neem help in fighting athlete’s foot disease.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, marked by silver/red, itchy, scaly painful patches caused due to the extra growth of cells. Neem powder can treat Psoriasis effectively. Either you can take neem powder internally or apply it externally. For internal use, you can take one teaspoon neem powder and 1/2 a teaspoon turmeric powder with lukewarm water twice daily. Alternatively, you can apply water and neem powder paste externally to the affected areas daily.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition. It is an inflammation of the epidermal layer of the skin. The symptoms of eczema include red, itchy and dry patches on the skin. It is more common in children and infants than in adults. For the treatment of eczema, you can make a paste using water, neem powder, and some turmeric. Apply this paste to the affected area. Neem powder has proven to be effective in providing relief from eczema.
10. Hair Loss:
Hair loss is becoming a frequent issue these days among both men and women. There can be several causes for hair loss. But neem powder can greatly help in reducing hair fall. For this purpose, you can prepare a paste of neem powder and water. You can also add Aloe Vera to it. Apply this paste on the scalp/root twice a week about 20-30 minutes before bath.
The above mentioned uses of neem powder speak of its tremendous medicinal value. Neem powder acts as an inexpensive home remedy for several health issues that we face in our day to day lives. Hence, it is advisable to make it a part of your kitchen.
*Neem seed oil
- 100% pure cold pressed
- All purpose oil.
- Suitable for Plants People and Pets.
Neem seed oil from India, where it is extracted from the seeds of the neem tree in a patented Indian traditional method without heat, chemicals or petrochemicals which assures the highest quantity of all the liminoids and compounds which give our neem oil its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and antiseptic properties.
Neem for the garden can be used as a soil drench or plant spray.
Soil drench at a rate of around 5 to 10ml per litre of water. This will be absorbed by the plants to become a systemic incorporated into their structure. Neem is also used as a foliage spray.
Fantastic for Roses and Orchids, Vegetables, Fruit and Nut trees, Indoor and outdoor plants, hydroponic, around the home as well as for organic and commercial growers.
Our neem oil is cold pressed so it retains all of its beneficial vitamins, proteins and trace elements. Neem oil can be applied on its own or in conjunction with liquid fertilizers to improve growth of crops.
100% biodegradable; it leaves NO residue in the soil. A perfect blend for the environment.
Traditional uses show that it is non toxic to humans, animals, birds, bees & earthworms.
Neem oil is rich in fatty acids and glycerides, provides an excellent natural moisturizing base for formulations such as soaps, shampoos and skin preparations enabling many people to enjoy pure natural products.
Neem oil is a natural vegetable oil and is very bitter, dark honey colour and has a strong garlic/sulphur odour.
The odour can be masked with the addition of essential oils. Neem oil contains Vitamin E and many essential amino acids which help restore moisture and elasticity to the skin while it restores its natural balance. Neem oil can be added to your shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, shower gel or massage oil at the rate of 1 to 20ml to 100ml of product.
To make a spray mix 5 to 10 ml of castile soap, our horticultural liquid soap or detergent with 500ml of warm water. To this, add 5ml – 50ml of neem oil. Shake vigorously.
Neem seed oil can solidify at low temperatures. If this happens, immerse container in warm to hot water.
Caution; Not to be taken, Keep out of reach of children, Do not use if pregnant or planning pregnancy.
Information sheet on ratios and uses will be supplied to all buyers.
Certified Organic Neem seed oil and other complementary essential oils. We only use the highest quality tested materials proven to be without harmful chemicals.
We don’t claim that our products will work on every person as we are all unique in our needs, but we do have a high success rate. We aim to make this world a better place by selling Natural Non Toxic top quality Certified Organic Neem seed oil and Neem products, We sell Oil blends, Shampoos, Conditioners, Shower gels, Lotions, Head lice products, Soaps and more Neem oil does not harm bees, birds, butterflies or worms.
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