Neem oil comes from the neem tree, azadirachta indica, and it’s by far the most widespread and used byproduct of this amazing plant. In this post, I’m going to reveal to you the most important neem oil benefits and most importantly the steps you need to follow in order to get the most positive results very quickly.
Neem oil uses are varied and numerous, and relying on this post alone to explain them all is simply impossible, to this day, scientists are still working to decipher neem oil’s components and chemicals that are responsible for its amazing health and beauty benefits, so this means that this article is going to be updated regularly with the most recent neem oil research.
So, what are the properties of neem oil?
- The first amazing neem oil benefit is preventing diseases from bacterial causes.
First of all, in this section, I’m not going to talk about just applying neem oil to your skin and hair, what I’m going to talk about is using neem oil both orally and on your skin, it’s an amazing product and it will help you tremendously fight off diseases caused by bacteria.
One of the most discomforting and sometimes painful bacterial diseases neem oil is going to help you get rid of is gum disease, gingivitis.
Neem oil is very rich in antibacterial compounds that are going to get rid of bacterial colonies that cause plaques, these are the ones which cause gingivitis, gum disease, and let me tell you that the less dangerous bacteria you have in your oral cavities and mouth, the healthier your gum is going to be and you are going to lower your gum disease symptoms dramatically.
- The next benefit of neem oil when it comes to your oral hygiene is lowering bad breath, halitosis.
Again, neem oil is very rich in antibacterial compounds that are going to get rid of the bacteria causing halitosis in the first place; you need to understand that bacteria are going to ferment dietary sugars in your mouth which are going to result in bad breath.
By using neem oil in your daily oral hygiene, you are going to reduce the occurrence of bad breath.
- Now, let’s talk about the third benefit of neem oil, relieving ulcers’ pain.
If you or someone you know suffers from ulcers, then taking neem oil capsules daily is going to relieve pain efficiently, I’m not saying that it’s a good substitute for ulcers’ medicines, but it will certainly help a lot.
Research have proven that taking neem oil capsules daily, two times, for at least ten weeks , seems to heal the stomach and intestines from ulcers.
- This leads me to my next neem oil benefit: healing an upset stomach.
If you are suffering from an upset stomach, diarrhea, or intestinal issues, then taking neem oil on a daily basis is going to relieve those problems.
This is certainly due to the fact that neem oil is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds; in fact, scientists are still looking to decipher neem’s healthy compounds as they keep on discovering new ones every year.
These anti-inflammatory compounds are the ones responsible for lowering pain levels and for also relieving stomach aches.
- The fifth neem oil use is in getting rid of head lice.
Head lice are first of all parasites that are going to suck blood from the scalp, this is not only discomforting, but it can also lead to very dangerous diseases and even to permanent hair loss and skin damages!
To get rid of these parasites, you have to usually use the big guns, in the form of very powerful insecticides that need to be spread over young children’ scalps in most cases, this is not only very dangerous for their well-being, but it can also help head lice grow more resistant to these chemical compounds, which is going to make them very difficult to get rid of on the long run.
And this is why you have to use neem oil in order to get rid of head lice, by applying it daily; you are going to get rid of these parasites very quickly.
It’s because neem oil has a very powerful organic and natural insecticide called azadirachtin, it’s also the one responsible for neem’s bad smell.
As mentioned before, head lice suck blood from the scalp, and when you apply neem oil, they are also going to suck some azadirachtin which is going to slow them down and even kill them as azadirachtin is a very powerful antifeedant and growth disruptor.
Not only that, but azadirachtin is completely safe for both children and adults as well as its toxicity is extremely difficult to reach, in fact, the median lethal dose in rats is > 3,540 mg/kg which makes it practically nontoxic. Read this Wikipedia page to know more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azadirachtin#Occurrence_and_use
- The sixth neem oil property is getting rid of worms, helminths.
Again, taking neem oil capsules daily is going to get rid of parasites in the body, and parasitic worms, as their name suggests are parasites in the first place.
azadirachtin is also going to “intoxicate” helminths and slowly but surely help get rid of them.
- The seventh benefit of neem oil is healing many skin and hair conditions and diseases.
Neem oil is successfully used in different soaps, hair products, creams, and even shampoos to not only give your skin and hair amazing looks, but to also help heal and help manage different diseases, among them are:
Eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, skin inflammations, fungal diseases etc.
These are the most important neem oil benefits, of course, there are many other uses and properties of this amazing ingredient and to this day, scientists are still looking for more properties and more ways to use it.