Updated: Dec 11, 2019
Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a type of evergreen tree native to India. The neem tree is a very fast growing and drought resistant tree; perfect for the harsh climate of India. Once matured, the tree has a round, dense canopy and can live for 150-200 years. Its flowers are known for having a pleasant, honey-like scent that can be smelled from miles away. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil, an oil that has been recognized for having intense healing properties. These healing properties have been used in India for thousands of years.
Because of its profound healing abilities, the neem tree has been viewed as the “village dispensary” throughout towns in India. This is because every part of the tree is known to possess therapeutic value. Similarly to how we go to the doctor to get medicine in the Western world, some Indians go to the neem tree to get their medicine.
Neem is one of the most essential ingredients in Ayurvedic medicine, and it’s also used in cosmetics to promote skin health.
Here are some of the major health benefits of neem oil:
Boosted Immune System: Neem has been found to detoxify the body and get rid of harmful chemicals and compounds. This boosts your immune system since the body has much less waste to worry about.
Increased Metabolism: The properties of neem oil encourage your body to digest fat and water and eliminate it at a proper rate, leading to an increased metabolism and an easier time losing weight.
Healthier Lungs: Neem supports your circulatory system and helps with clear breathing.
Healthy Blood Sugar: Neem’s purifying effects on blood and circulation help you maintain a healthy blood sugar level.
Better Oral Health: Neem oil is very effective in maintaining healthy gums and teeth, as well as promoting overall oral hygiene.
Here are some of the beauty benefits of neem oil:
Clearer skin: Neem has a cooling effect on your body, helping you reduce excessive heat that could fester into skin blemishes. The cooling effect, combined with the other healing effects of neem helps your skin maintain a clear complexion.
Softer skin: Soap made from neem oil works wonders in maintaining soft and moist skin. The oil soothes and lubricates the skin, leading it to become softer.
Hair: Neem’s cooling properties help cool the scalp and remove excess heat trapped in your hair follicles. This supports the growth of smooth, lustrous hair.
Those were some of the more important benefits but there are dozens more. From an Ayurvedic point of view, neem is essential in balancing excess pitta. Its cooling energy helps counter the excess heat in your body and returns it to a balanced state. Ayurvedic doctors incorporate neem oil into their medicines quite often, yet much of the Western world has yet to experience the magnificent benefits that it provides.
At Devina Herbals, we want to introduce our neem products to people that have never been able to experience it. Our Neem Supplement is available right now and Our soaps and cosmetics that include neem oil as one of the essential ingredient will be available very soon. We would love for you to try and experience the health and beauty benefits for yourselves.
Try our following products: Neem all natural face cream and Neem Supplement