Health Benefits of Neem

By:Bhadra Kamalasanan, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Dec 13, 2013

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Neem is native to India and has been used for several medicinal purposes because of the amazing properties of healing and treating that it has.
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    Why is Neem the Wonder Herb

    In India, the neem tree is given a whole new level of importance; of course, for its amazing health benefits. A tree native to India, neem tree, has many medicinal uses and is therefore, regarded crucially in Ayurveda. Not only is neem tree used by Ayurveda experts for the treatment of diseases and healing of wounds, it also comes as an easy-to-use home remedy. Read to know some of the health benefits of neem.

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    Heals Wound and Burns

    Neem is rich in antifungal as well as anti-bacterial properties and was in the past applied on wounds to help it heal faster and better. Most over-the-counter medications for burns and wounds have neem in them as an important component, thus promising to work efficiently.

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    Treats Dandruff

    Dandruff is caused by excessive shedding of dead cells on the scalp. For dead cells to shed every 24 hours is natural but those who have dandruff have a scalp that tends to overtly shed these cells producing white flaky powder. Dandruff is most commonly caused by fungus and the antibacterial properties of neem help one to truncate the life span of this fungus.

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    Conditions Hair

    When neem is ground to a paste and then applied on the scalp, it reduces the level of dryness and conditions the hair. Such a natural conditioner does not have any side-effects because it is not laden with chemicals like all the commercial conditioners that most of us often use.

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    Treats Skin Disorders

    There has to be a reason why neem is a popular ingredient in creams and face-washes and that is its detoxifying property. Neem kills all the bacteria and fungus that is causing the skin problem, thus restoring the original health of the skin. This wonder herb has also got its name in the catalogue of Ayurvedic formulations for treatment of skin problems.

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    Reduces Acne

    Acne is a common skin problem and most people who are suffering from it are aware of how neem works wonderfully to reduce the number of breakouts. The anti-inflammatory properties of neem suppress the P. acne-induced reactive oxygen species as well as the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-a and IL-8.

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    Fades Acne Scars

    People who have dealt with acne in their early years do all they can to fade the acne scars in their adulthood. Little do they realise how neem can work in pre, during and post acne times. Applying neem paste on the affected area of the skin works greatly to prevent and fade away scars caused by acne.

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