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The Neem Tree; A Powerful Oily Skin Ally

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It is known as the tree of independence in Senegal, West Africa and was said to have been gifted with therapeutic benefits during a heavenly burglary-gone-wrong in the Indian folkloric tradition.

Today, we would like to introduce you to Neem. We use it in a lot of our products because it is a wonderful herbal ally that offers a lot of amazing benefits to the skin and body.

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What is Neem?

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Neem leaves come from the seeds of the Neem tree (Azadirachta Indica), which is native to India. (No wonder it is used in so many ayurvedic treatments!) A relative of mahogany, this tree is a quick-growing evergreen and they can grow nearly anywhere.

Neem has been used for medical and skin care treatments throughout history in the Ayurvedic tradition and is well-known in herbal communities all over the world to be an effective helper for many an ailment.

Neem in Medicine

Most parts of the Neem tree are used in medicine, and since it is so available and easy to grow, it’s a really sustainable option for practitioners using nature as medicine. That’s one reason why it is one of the most widely used ayurvedic ingredients.

The twigs have long been used as in India as a toothbrush and research suggests that a wash of the leaf is helpful for combatting gingivitis and keeping our mouths clean after dental work like root canals. Along with being used as a spermicide and as a remedy for vaginitis, it has been used internally for medical issues like heart disease, herpes, liver illnesses, malaria, stomach ulcers, respiratory ailments, and various viral and bacterial infections.

Neem and Skin Care

Clarifies oily skin and clogged pores. One of our favorite benefits of this powerful friend is that it helps to purify the skin. It decongests pores and leaves your skin fresh and glowing.

Promotes an even skin tone. Neem is known to create a more even skin tone and improve radiance. It has a calming effect and renews the look of beautiful skin.

Moisturizes. For those who are looking for natural solutions for their dry skin, Neem helps to moisturize and gives a softer, smoother look.

Have you ever used neem? Let us know in the comments!

Sources

“About Neem.” Senegal Neem Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

“Clinical studies on the effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica) bark extract on gastric secretion and gastroduodenal ulcer.” Life sciences. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2016.

“Antifungal efficacy of Azadirachta indica (neem) – An in vitro study.” Antifungal efficacy of Azadirachta indica (neem) – An in vitro study. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2016.

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  1. Concetta says:

    My 13 yr old was just diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea. Being that there is no cure because they don’t really know what causes it yet suspect it is viral related, what would you recommend as a skin care regimen for her? It itches really bad and all they prescribed was hydrocortisone. Thank you for any suggestion you may offer.

    • admin says:

      Hi there!
      Unfortunately, I do not have enough information regarding this skin condition. Considering it is caused by a virus, and is also quite rare, causing rashes on the body…I would recommend using something very simple with minimal ingredients. Coconut Oil has incredible benefits, as it is very healing and soothing to the skin, so using virgin coconut oil (alone) could be beneficial. As for cleansing, I would look into a pH balanced cleanser like our Aloe Herb Cleanser, however, I do not know the severity of her condition so I would encourage more research and possibly talking to a dermatologist to see if any herbal ingredients are suitable for her symptoms. If you have any other questions, please let us know 🙂

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