Turmeric is one of the alternative health world’s favorite herbal remedies.
It’s great for combatting inflammation, has been showing to help with cardiac health, and has even been shown to help the brain operate at full capacity.
And that’s just a handful of its uses.
Now if you think Turmeric’s great, then wait until you find out about Neem.
Neem comes from Southeast Asia.
Neem is a tree, and according to the Ayurveda guide, it is known as a plant that “ keeps all diseases at bay” and as a “reliever of disease.”
It’s been used by ancient societies for thousands of years, and is now being incorporated into the world of modern medicine by mainstream experts in medicine.
So what’s so great about Neem?
First you should know that almost all of the plant is good for therapeutic use. The roots, the bark, the leaves, gum, fruit, seeds, kernels, and even the oil of the seed have a wide range of uses.
Neem oil has been shown to have wonderful topical uses for conditions like dandruff, acne, and eczema.
It’s known to:
- Relieve dry skin
- Fights the bacteria that cause acne (propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and staphylococcus epidermidis)
- Soothes itchy skin
- Can be used to condition the hair and scalp
- Fights Psoriasis
- Promotes the growth of hair
- Helps to heal dry patchy skin that results from Eczema
Neem oil is a healthy, and preferred alternative to many of the chemicals people use to treat the conditions just listed.
So what else is it good for?
While Neem could benefit from quite a few more in-depth studies, it’s been traditionally used to help out with the following:
- Enhances and stimulates the immune system
- Helps to improve the liver’s detoxifying abilities
- Has been used to treat ulcers
- Works with the liver to detoxify your blood
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Increase the respiratory systems function
- Can Improve digestive response
- It’s been used to treat malaria
- Has been used in the treatment of diabetes
Part of the reason Neem is so effective is because of the many unique properties this special plant possesses.
According to Disover Neem it’s
It’s quite a comprehensive list, but it even has a load of scientific backing to help substantiate the claims.
Here’s a link from the National Library of Medicine to back up those claims.
The truth is the applications of Neem seem to be endless.
It’s used in toothpastes, as a form of birth control, and is even being used in the treatment of “AIDS, cancer, malaria, diabetes, hepatitis, duodenal ulcers, kidney disorders, fungal infections, yeast infections, STDs, all kinds of skin disorders, periodontal disease, mononucleosis, blood disorders, heart diseases, nerve disorders, allergies… and the list goes on.”
The bottom line is anything with that many properties packed into one tiny little plant has got to be good for you.
And as one of the leading Scientific Medical Journals noted, it has no known adverse reactions (and that’s thousands of years of use being tested to confirm) so it’s certainly one of the best things you can add to your diet.
If you plan on getting Neem, one of the first things you need to do before using it is heal your gut.
If your gut isn’t “fixed” then you won’t be able to absorb Neem for all it’s worth.