Neem Oil - Azadirachta indica
Neem, also known as Azadirachta indica is called arista in Sanskrit- a word that means perfect, complete and imperishable is one of the most versatile herbs used in Indian ayurvedic medicine. The oil is extracted directly from the neem .
" Cooling and soothing effect to calm pitta
" Cleanses and pacifies excess heat and irritation
" Promotes healthy skin
Supports natural immune function of skin against unwanted microbes
Neem Oil is the most cooling of all Ayurvedic oils. It is is the best choice for pitta- related skin irritations (imbalanced pitta often manifests as heat in the skin). Neem''s intense nature alleviates the excess hot and oily qualities of too much pitta, allowing the skin to replenish and rejuvenate.
The natural antifungal and antibacterial properties of neem oil, and its applications to skin care, make it a useful product to have in your medicine cabinet.
Neem Mouth Wash: Rinse your mouth with neem to reduce the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Plants Research states, "neem mouth rinse is highly efficacious and may be used as an alternative therapy in the treatment of periodontal disease."
To make a neem mouth rinse, mix 1 drop of neem oil with 1 tbsp. of water. Swish the rinse around in your mouth for 30 seconds after brushing your teeth, and then spit it out. Rinse your mouth afterwards with plain water, if desired.
Neem Bug Repellent: Repel biting insects by making your own neem bug repellent. Neem acts as a repellent against some types of ticks, fleas and mosquitoes, among other insect species. A scientific study conducted by the Malaria Research Centre in India found that neem oil is an effective repellent against mosquitoes. The study found that, "two percent neem oil mixed in coconut oil, when applied to the exposed body parts of human volunteers, provided complete protection for 12 h from the bites of all anopheline species."
To make a neem bug repellent, mix 1 tsp. of neem with 8 oz.of your favorite body lotion or body oil. Apply your homemade neem insect repellent whenever you go outdoors and reapply as often as needed. Avoid getting neem in your eyes, on your sinus membranes or on your genitals.
Neem Anti fungal/Anti Bacterial Gel: Apply neem oil on the skin to treat athlete''s foot, acne and minor skin abrasions. Neem oil has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, according to a 2008 study published in the Electronic Journal of Biology.
To make an antifungal and antibacterial neem solution, mix 1/2 tsp. of neem with 8 oz. of aloe vera gel. Apply the neem and aloe topically on your skin twice a day, avoiding the eyes, nose, genitals and other sensitive areas.
Neem Shampoo and Conditioner: Shampoo and condition your hair with neem to reduce dandruff. Neem has antifungal activity, making it suitable for the treatment of dandruff, according to a study published in the Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal. Neem oil may also stimulate new hair growth. There is early evidence to suggest that neem oil may encourage hair growth, according to a study published in the E-Journal of Chemistry. The study found that neem initiated hair follicle growth and may prove to be as effective as or more effective than the chemical hair growth product Minoxidil, although more research is needed to verify the theory.
To make a neem shampoo and conditioner, mix 1 tsp. of neem with 8 oz. of your favorite shampoo and another 1 tsp. of neem with 8 oz. your favorite conditioner. Wash and condition your hair as usual
Birth Control: Neem also possesses contraceptive properties. In "Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems," the National Research Council cites a study conducted by the Indian government that shows neem oil''s ability to kill sperm. In a small study, neem applied inside the vagina will kill ejaculated sperm within 30 seconds of contact without any ill health effects on the female.
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