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Try the benefits of neem leaves

Losalini Vuki
Friday, November 03, 2017

TIME and again, people have reiterated the advantages of the neem tree.

The leaves itself is said to be loaded with numerous health and skin benefits.

We browsed into website and found out it's importance and power.

Did you know that each part of the tree, be it the leaves, twigs, bark, seeds, roots, fruits or flowers, is used in traditional ayurvedic treatment for multiple issues ranging from inflammation, fever infection, skin disease and dental disorders?

"Neem holds an immense importance in the traditional culture of India," reports

"People still sprinkle a bunch of leaves near the bed of a flu-infected patient or hang a cluster of them over their doors in a belief that the air that crosses the neem leaf is filtered of disease causing bacteria and virus."

Below is a list of benefits you can gain out of chewing a handful of these leaves:

1. Skin benefits

Neem leaves have strong anti-bacterial properties which work wonders on infections, burns and any kind of skin problems.

While a paste of neem leaves and turmeric can be used for treating insect bites, itching, eczema, ring worms and some mild skin diseases, chewing the leaves can also give you a nourished, purified and radiant skin.

If the bitterness bothers you, mix them with honey and have or make a solution by boiling neem leaves and drink the strained water.

It can also treat all your acne and dark spot problems.

2. Good for hair nourishing

Chewing neem leaves can prove beneficial for your hair too, with its high levels of antioxidants. Neem protects the scalp from oxidative stress caused by the free radicals.

Neem leaves also stimulate healthy cell division and support hair follicle growth around your scalp region.

Washing your hair with boiled neem water has been a traditional method to combat dandruff and undernourished, damaged hair.

3. Good for your eyes

Chewing neem can improve your vision. To treat any kind of irritation, tiredness or redness you can also boil some neem leaves, let the water cool completely and then use it to wash your eyes.

4. Boosting immune system

Rich in antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, chewing neem leaves can prove very effective in strengthening your immune system. Neem leaves destroy bacteria and further stimulates the immune system.

5. Improves digestion

Neem leaves are excellent for your liver, which automatically enhances your digestion.

Apart from this, consuming neem on a daily basis also destroys excess bacteria in the intestinal region and cleanses your colon, further facilitating a smoother digestion.

6. Oral health

Even chewing neem leaves can bring forth multiple dental and oral benefits. Neem being antibacterial in nature fights germs and maintains the alkaline level of our saliva.

It is also effective against plaque formation and gum infections.

Chewing neem can also lend you a shiny set of pearly white teeth.

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