Neem (Azadirachta indica) is an evergreen tree greatly prized for its incredible medicinal properties both by the traditional and modern medical practitioners. The neem tree in Ayurveda is known as nature’s pharmacy that comes with a huge array of medicinal and therapeutic traits for keeping infections at bay. This wonder tree is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, but now is being cultivated in dry climates across the world.
Since times immemorial, neem tree has been a panacea to several ailments. According to the holistic science of Ayurveda, it is called sarvarog nivarini (medicine for all diseases). While the Unani, Siddha, and modern allopathic medicine uses neem for treating a number of health woes. It is greatly recommended as a precious herbal aid for optimizing overall health and combating illness and irritants.
Neem tree is blessed with more than 130 bioactive plant compounds that work amazingly well in combatting viral and bacterial infections. Neem leaves are known to be a strong immune stimulant, which makes them a perfect natural remedy to have in this pandemic situation, which works to trigger the immune activity and contain the spread of infection.
How It Works?
The neem tree boasts with chock-full of bioactive and chemical compounds that have been found to be highly valuable. Right from the bark to the leaves and even the flower, fruit, seed, and root –all parts of the neem tree exhibits phenomenal health benefits and used in healing several ailments. Being imbued with potent antioxidants, neem tree combats free radical damage, averts the oxidizing of healthy cells, and also effective in the management of cancer by regulating cell signalling pathways. Neem tree is mainly used in treating Vata disorders, while it is also beneficial in purifying the blood, flushing toxins, and healing wounds.
The antifungal and antibacterial properties of neem tree supports in beating harmful pathogens, bacteria, and fungi. Thus, it works to safeguard the skin and keep skin related issues away. Several pieces of evidence reveal that different parts of the neem tree are valuable in treating over 100 diseases.
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