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11 Health Benefits of Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica)

The neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is also known as Indian lilac and Dongoyaro in some parts of Africa. Neem tree is a magical evergreen tree (a drought-resistant tree), a native of India but gradually spread to many parts of the world over the years.

It has been used locally as medicine over thousands of years and centuries in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and toiletries.

Almost every part of a neem tree is used for medicine, ranging from root, bark, twigs, seeds, and flowers.

Neem is considered as a medicinal tree in many areas across the world, including some parts of the Middle East, most of sub-Sahara Africa including West Africa, and some parts of India.

11 Health Benefits of Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica)

11 Health Benefits of Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica)

Some of the uses and health benefits of a neem tree include the following;

1. Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Regular use of a paste of neem leaves on your face gives a better result and the addition of cucumber makes the result much better.

Always apply it to your face when going to bed at night.

This combination of cucumber and Neem leaves can also be used for skin whitening.

Neem is perceived in India as a beauty aid.

Powdered leave is a major component of at least one widely used facial cream and purified neem oil also used as nail polish and other cosmetics.

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2. Toiletries

Neem oil is used for preparing cosmetics such as Soap, Shampoo, Balms, and Creams as well as Toothpaste.

3. Cardiac Problem

Infusion of leaves in HOT water when taken removes bad sugars and toxins from blood vessels, improves blood circulation, and balances heart pumping rates.

4. High blood pressure

It relaxes erratic heartbeats and balances blood pressure, research shows that the intravenous administration of neem leaves alcohol extract significantly reduces blood pressure.

5. Eczema

Dried leaves are burnt on red hot charcoal and used to cure eczema.

6. Pesticides and Insecticides

Pound a few handfuls of seed, add water mash and filter out the solution with a clean sieve and spray it on your crops.

This solution doesn’t kill insects but acts as a repellant.

Neem leaves are dried in India and placed in cupboards to prevent insects from eating the cloths, and also in tins where rice is stored.

While in some tropical countries neem leaves are burnt to keep away mosquitoes.

7. Cancers

Breast, prostate, and all forms of cancer, neem tree leaves tea to detoxify the system and improve immune response, eliminate free radicals and inhibit inflammatory reactions.

It destroys cancer cells especially prostate cancer growth and inhibits its spread.

8. Typhoid and Malaria

Neem leaves tea is an effective cure for typhoid and malaria (fever).

9. Blood purification

Neem leave is an excellent means for enhancing the good circulation of blood.

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10. Wound treatment and pain killer

Extracts of leaves and seeds together gives a good anti-inflammatory that relives pains, heals cuts, wounds, headache, sprains, and earaches.

Neem oil is used to treat sweet itch and mud fever in a horse.

11. Skin tonner

Boil about 20 to 25 leaves in a liter of water in a closed vessel over a gentle flame for about 20 minutes.

Then filter and put in a clean bottle and always use with the aid of cotton to clean face every night before going to sleep.

It removes dead skin, treats acne, and rejuvenates the skin.

12. Antibiotics

Leaves, barks, and almost all parts of a neem tree have antibiotics effect, but the twigs have the highest antibiotics effect which works against dangerous bacterial.

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