Neem tree is mostly found in tropical regions of the world including South America, Florida, Caribbean, India, parts of Asia, and so many other places.
This tree has small leaves and its trunk may grow as tall as 60 feet. The growth is fast and it’s resistant to pests and termites. You can even grow it in a pot in your home or on the patio.
Neem tree is being used in Ayurvedic medicine in India since past 5000 years. All parts of the tree are used, bet it the bark, the leaves, the seeds, the roots and the stems.
Most natural health practitioners based in Asian region enthusiastically use neem for treating various conditions and illnesses. This is mainly because they understand its historical background and that it really works.
Neem for lasting pain relief
Neem leaves possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It can help with migraine, other types of headaches, joint pain, arthritis, swellings, sprains, or redness in body, and every pain in general.
Neem treats anxiety and nervous disorders
You need to take aqueous leaf extracts and they start working in as little as 20 minutes. Increased activity and weak excitation will be seen while reduced activity and much lower muscular tone will occur after four hours. Neem has mild suppressive effect on your central nervous system. Neem leaf extract can produce lower respiratory rate, lower activity and ensure muscle tone passivity as well as some dose-dependent hypothermia. The limonoids (active compounds of the extract) are easily able to pass the blood-brain barrier.
Headaches and Neem
You can take neem leaf capsules as they are rich in compounds similar to the ones found in aspirin (prostagladndin inhibitors) for faster pain relief. Neem will also reduce your blood pressure and will reduce anxiety and relax your muscles. Each of these neem extract effects will reduce the actual causes of headaches including some types of migraines.
Other uses of neem for migraineurs
Neem leaves have good anti-ulcer properties that reduce inflammation. They rid body of bacteria that causes gastric ulcers.
Neem is good for treating gingivitis, bleeding gums, thrush, bad breath, perodontis, plaque. You can use neem toothpaste. Otherwise try neem stem for cleaning teeth after crushing one of its ends.
Use neem to make your tea. Once it cools down, gargle away your sore throat.
Neem leaves contain nimbolide, nimandial, ninbinene, nimandial, nimbinen, and nimbin. All these are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that will fight fungal infections in the body.
Neem leaves possess powerful anti-bacterial properties and can prevent infections.
Neem leaves have been used to treat malaria symptoms for ages and it really works.
Use neem leaf tea for aching, sore feet. You just need to soak your feet in a cool neem tea.
Use neem leaves to treat herpes and other viral infections.
Neem tea can also lower most types of fevers.
Cool neem tea can be a wonderful eye wash for red, irritated, and tired eyes.
Paste of neem leaves can be applied to the spot of insect bites to speed up healing.
Eat 6-10 neem leaves or drink neem tea each day to keep bad bacteria under control. This will allow good bacteria to thrive in your GI tract.
Neem leaf tea is a great immune boosting agent that will keep away strokes, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer.
Add one liter of neem leaf tea to bath water to wipe off acne. You can also make neem leaf paste and use it as your facial mask to banish acne.
Make blended paste using 30 neem leaves, one cup yogurt, some milk and rind of two oranges. Now use this paste on your face and wash it off after 30 minutes. This works wonders for whiteheads, blackheads, clogged pores and pimples.
Neem leaves are storehouse of powerful antioxidants that play a big role in maintaining sound health.
You can make your own neem toothpaste. Take one box of organic baking soda. Add 60-70 neem leaves to it along with organic coconut oil. Blend this mixture in a blender. Add some aromatic oil (minit oil, lemon extract or cinnamon oil) and also stevia for sweetness. Blend this again to make a thick antibacterial toothpaste!
Past research shows that neem leaves have anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic properties and prevent cancer.
High Blood Pressure
Drinking neem leaf tea daily can lower your blood pressure and can also reduce migraines due to hypertension.
Natural Insect Repellant
Neem oil is a powerful insect repellent and works great for lice, scabies, various biting insects, and many other pests.
Adding neem leaf tea to bath water (about three liters of tea to bath) can keep pain and irritation associated with chickenpox under check.
Neem can detox your blood of many environmental toxins and reduces chances of migraine attacks due to hormonal imbalances. It also prevents and repairs all kinds of DNA damage.
Drink twice a day neem tea made using 15 leaves steeped in 1.5 cups of water for 10 minutes. If you can, you an also eat 10-15 neem leavres to lower your blood sugar naturally. Neem lowers the insulin a person uses by up to 55 percent or more.
Neem leaf paste or neem tea speeds up wound healing. It also helps with boils, psoriasis, warts, skin allergies, and cold spores. In addition, it also tons your skin and gives it that lustrous healthy look.
Neem tea is a good remedy for pounding headaches.
Use neem it for rinsing after you shampoo your hair. This will keep away hair loss, dandruff, and dry scalp. Also, all those who have frizzy hair can add some honey to the neem tea and use it as a rinse.
Studies are being carried out to ascertain the efficacy of neem as a natural way to control birth for both men and women…but more research is required.
Stay Healthy with Neem Water
Daily drink neem water to stay healthy. You need to boil about 40 neem leaves in one liter of water for about 20 minutes. Now add one more liter of water and allow it to cool. Drink it twice a day. You can even store it in fridge and use it for 2-3 days, but not more.
Pour some neem tea over your burn area. You will notice it heals much faster and your pain goes away gradually.
You can use neem leaves, in powder form in capsules, as natural leaves, in body washes, in shampoos, in ointments, in toothpaste, tablets, powders, tinctures, creams, and infusions. You really have so many exciting options.
Where to find
Neem can grow easily in your yard. You can also buy its products online. Neem products are also available in local health food stores. In fact, Amazon has millions of neem products for you.
How to make neem tea?
You can make neem tea using just 10 neem leaves steeped in 1.5 cups of hot water for just 10 minutes.
Absolutely no side effects!
Neem leaves or other products have no side effects and it is being used continuously for past thousands of years. However, pregnant women and small kids should avoid neem.
Store adequate neem in your house at all times, and this magic product will come in handy!