Azadirachta Indica is the scientific classification of the Neem Tree. It is considered as the most medically valuable tree of all time and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years due to its medicinal benefits. Because of its numerous healing properties, it must have cured several millions of people in India, Africa and many other parts of Asia.
It is a tropical tree that is native to India and also found in some other southeast countries. The Neem tree has many fascinating aspects. It is related to the Mahogany tree and shares a common feature of being a hardy evergreen. The Neem enjoys plenty of sunlight and can survive with very little water. It also bears fruit that are green drupes which when ripe turns to a lovely golden yellow. This tree may live up to 200 years and is estimated to grow up to 50 feet tall, a haven for cooling shades. It has a natural repellant property making it safe from insects and bugs. Neem is a fast-growing tree which makes it excellent for reforestation. It will grow best in deep and well-drained sandy soil and can thrive on acid soils.
The real wonder of this tree is the usefulness of all its part. The leaves, fruits, flowers, seed, bark and roots contain antiviral, antihistamine, antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It encompasses the treatment of a variety of ailments like diabetes, heart diseases, nervous disorders, blood disorders and even sexually transmitted diseases. It has unsurpassed ability to heal many, if not all types of epidermal problems from acne, psoriasis, athletes foot, ring worm, dandruff, small pox, chicken pox and even malaria. The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving compounds can help heal burns, sprains, cuts and wounds.
The Neem has proven itself as a valuable source of beauty, health and hygiene freely available to all. For the ladies who want to keep their skin smooth and supple, bath with Neem leaves. Mixing crushed leaves with face packs can make you look younger because of its anti-aging property.
Ingesting the Neem’s extract can be toxic and may cause harmful effects, therefore, great care should be observed. You may start using a small amount to see any allergic reaction. Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive must refrain from taking the extract.
There is indeed more to Neem than just being an insect repellant.
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