Neem oil is produced by cold pressing the fruit and seeds of the neem oil tree (Azadirachta indica).
Neem oil has a green-brown or dark brown color that has a pungent garlic like aroma. Neem oil main component is Azadirachtin, which gives the oil its antiseptic, antifungal, antipyretic and antihistamine properties.
It is an antiseptic and anti-fungal in nature that takes care of our overall health. Pure neem oil is loaded with fatty acids and alkaloids.
There are innumerable benefits of neem oil on our health!
Health Benefits of Neem Oil
1) Smooth Wrinkles
Neem oil has regenerative properties that boosts the immune system and enables the skin to fight pathogens that are under the surface of the skin. This helps to keep the wrinkles at bay and keeps your face clear of acne and pimples.
You can add some neem oil in any of your regular face routines and this will soothe your skin and keep it clear and smooth!
2) Improves Hair Texture
Neem oil helps in improving the texture of your hair and keeps them smooth. It keeps the hair strong and tames the frizz as well.
To use: Massage neem oil in your scalp in the night and leave it on your scalp overnight. Wash off your hair after that and you will get smooth and strong hair. It also promotes hair growth it can also prevent hair thinning and reduce baldness of the scalp.
Neem oil is very beneficial in treating gingivitis, which is gum inflammation that precedes the gum disease called periodontitis. Neem oil treats bleeding gums, toothache and foul breath. It has antiseptic properties that keeps the gums healthy and happy.
4) Mosquito Repellent
Neem oil works as a perfect mosquito repellent that will save you from mosquito bites.
To Use: Take some neem oil and add it to a bowl of coconut oil (or any other carrier oil you have at home) and mix them well. Apply this oil mixture on your skin and mosquitoes will stay away from you!
5) Treats Ringworm and Warts
Neem oil has powerful properties to treat the ringworm and warts along with sores and herpes.
To Use: Apply organic neem oil on the affected area and then you will see the difference as it will bring down the inflammation and kills the bacteria on the skin. It is widely used to treat many skin diseases.