Popularly known as 'Pharmacy Tree', Neem tree is actually packed with numerous medicinal benefits. Every part of this plant like leaves, flowers and twigs is used in personal care products and Ayurvedic medicines. Neem is bitter in taste but used in prevention and treatment of various health conditions. Here are top health benefits of Neem:
Helps in Prevention & Treatment of Cancer
Drinking neem juice early in the morning removes toxins from the body. This not only helps in treatment, but also prevents you from cancer. Neem leaves contain a purified form of protein called Glycoprotein or NLGP. This inhibits growth of tumour cells by modulating the immune cells present in the cancer environment and blood.
Helps to Treat Hepatitis
Neem, as we know, has strong anti-viral property and hence is used to treat hepatitis. Neem removes harmful toxins from the body, thereby, reducing the toxic load on the liver. It helps recovery by improving immune function of the body. Extract jiuce from neem leaves. Add around 30 ml of this juice with 15 ml of honey. Consume this early in the morning on an empty stomach for around 7 days.
Controls Blood Sugar
Neem is very effective in controlling blood sugar, hence, very beneficial for people with diabetes. Neem leaves enhances the insulin receptor sensitivity and thereby lowers blood sugar levels. It also dilates the blood vessels and improves blood circulation. Over the time your dependence over anti-diabetes drugs either reduces or they act as adjuvant. Drink the juice of the tender shoot of neem leaves on an empty stomach for controlling blood sugar levels.
Reduces Belly Fat
Neem flowers are very effecting in reducing weight, especially around your belly. One can drink juice of neem flower to reduce belly fat naturally. Neem flowers work by improving metabolism and aiding in breakdown of body fat. Crush handful of neem flowers, add a teaspoon of honey and half-a-teaspoon lemon juice. Mix well. Consume this mixture every day in the morning empty stomach.
Controls & Treat Fungal Infections
Neem contains nimbidol and gedunin, medicinal compounds with strong antifungal properties. Use Neem oil if you are suffering from fungal infections including athlete’s foot, ringworm etc. Apply few drops of neem oil trice a day over infected area. Alternatively you can also prepare a paste of neem leaves and apply to heal and prevent the fungal infections.
Treats Head Lice
Because of its potent anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties, neem can also be use to get rid of head lice. For effective results crush neem leaves and use the juice to clean hair. You can also use neem oil for this purpose. Add several teaspoons of neem oil to your own shampoo and use it on regular basis. Alternatively, you can also buy a shampoo that contains neem oil.
Very Effective against Skin Problems
Neem leaves posse antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, and hence are very useful in treating skin problems. Neem is effective against acne, wrinkles, skin pigmentation, black heads, dry skin and other skin infections. Also act as a skin toner. Boil few neem leaves till the water turns green. Strain the water and use this water to wash your face if you have any of above mentioned skin problem. You can also add this water to your bath water to keep keeping skin infections away.