Neem is a tree belonging to the mahogany family and grows in tropical regions, reaching thirty meters in height and almost three in circumference.
It rarely sheds its leaves and therefore provides shade all year round. It is very fast-growing, requires little care and survives even in poor soils. All parts of the tree have beneficial properties, but in particular, there is a higher concentration of the ingredient on the leaves, bark, and seeds.
The wide range of pharmacological benefits of the neem leaves have been studied and scientifically proven by the "Medicinal properties of neem leaves: a review" study which highlights how they enjoy immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic properties; and again they are anti-ulcer, anti-malarial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer.
Neem (pronounced "niim") is the common name with which Azadirachta indica is indicated, an Asian plant very common in the Indian territory.
For centuries it has been one of the most used remedies in Ayurvedic medicine as a disinfectant, pesticide, and anti-flea, precious characteristics for keeping away lice, mites, and other annoying organisms for human and animal health.
Its scent is a natural repellent against mosquitoes and this plant is often used as an insecticide even in agriculture.
Neem is also an excellent rebalancing and astringent product, perfect for calming irritated skin and freeing it from excess sebum and impurities.
It is usually used in the form of oil, cold-pressed from the leaves and fruits, and is applied on the skin or ingested as a supplement (click here to learn more about the properties of neem oil).
However, even the pulverized leaves of the tree have remarkable properties, especially when used in synergy with other conditioning Indian herbs, such as amla
Use and effect
This miraculous substance is perfect for disinfecting and moisturizing the scalp: neem oil, mixed with other oils, can be used as a remedy against dandruff and is exceptional for preventing hair loss because it strengthens the scalp, restoring vigor and shine to damaged hair.
the astringent and antibacterial properties of neem oil are ideal for combination and impure skin, just apply it on the face gently. Rich in vitamin E, this oil is also perfect as an antioxidant and natural anti-aging.