Bitter in taste but neem leaf have plenty of benefits
Tulsi and neem leaf hold traditional importance in the culture. Both the leaves are loaded with thousands of health benefits.
Neem leaf has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In the India, culture neem holds an immense importance. We are sure you all have heard about the importance of ‘neem’ leaves from your parents and grandparents. The neem tree is said to have over 130 different biologically active compounds.
Each part of the tree, be it the leaves, twigs, bark, seeds, root, fruits or flowers, is used in traditional Ayurvedic treatment for multiple issues ranging from inflammation, fever infection, skin disease and dental disorders.
Ayurvedic treatment has its own advantages. Earlier, people used to rely on the ayurvedic treatment only. ‘Neem’ leaves have antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antimalarial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, it is a remedy for almost all your health concerns.
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. Chickenpox is still treated with neem leaves.
There are bucket full advantages of ‘neem’ leaves. ‘Neem’ leaves are found bitter in the taste and according to Ayurveda, has been especially significant in balancing our Vata or neuromuscular disorders. Neem leaves clean all the toxins from our body and it also treat our headaches.
Here is the list of benefits you can gain out of chewing a handful of these leaves –
1. Skin advantage
Neem leaf has various skin benefits. Neem leaf remove toxins from the body and purify blood to give us a clearer skin. 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,ring worms and some mild skin diseases, chewing the leaves can also give you a nourished, purified and radiant skin. If you find bitter then you can mix honey too.
2. Good for hair nourishing
‘Neem’ leaves not only give you radiant skin it can give you shinny and beautiful hair too with its high levels of antioxidants. Neem protects the scalp from oxidative stress caused by the free radicals. Girls ‘neem’ leaves are secret of long and beautiful hair. Washing your hair with boiled neem water has been a traditional method to combat dandruff and undernourished, damaged hair. Neem leaves have antifungal properties, which work effectively against a fungi called Malassezia, which causes dandruff. So, you can have a dandruff free hair without any expensive treatment.
3. Good for eyes
‘Neem’ leaves are very beneficial for your eyes.
Ayurveda also points out how neem leaves can be good for the 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. It really works .
4. Boosts your immune system
If you have weak immune system, then use ‘neem’ leaves. 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. Strong immune system always protects you from every disease.
5. Improves digestion
Neem leaves improve digestive system too.
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.