In eastern medicinal texts, neem tree is regarded as ‘One Tree Pharmacy’. Given its immense health benefits, such a conclusion is not surprising.
1. Neem leaf has antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it effective in treating dandruff. Neem leaves, unlike synthetic shampoos, doesn’t damage hair.
2. Neem is mentioned in most Ayurvedic formulations for the treatment of skin disorders because of its detoxifying properties.
3. Neem oil and neem leaves are excellent skin care ingredients. The oil relieves dry skin and soothes itchiness, redness and irritation.
4. It also improves general skin health and immunity, combating bacterial infections such as acne, boils and ulcers.
5. Consuming neem every day keeps the number of cancerous cells within a certain limit.
Things to keep in mind :
- When consumed in excess, neem will kill sperm cells.
- In the first four to five months of pregnancy, when the fetus is developing, pregnant women should not have neem.
- If a woman is planning to conceive, she should not consume neem because there will be excess heat, and the system will treat the baby like a foreign body.