#HealthBytes: Top 6 health benefits of Neem
A popular and commonplace herb in the subcontinent, Neem leaves have been in use in India since a long time. Packed with amazing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and essential vitamins, Neem leaves are known to have great effects on our general well-being. Here are top 6 health benefits of Neem leaves.
Hair health: Studies have shown that the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of Neem leaves help in keeping your scalp hydrated, removing dandruff and strengthening your hair. Body detox: Research suggests that the active ingredients in Neem leaves can help you get rid of toxins, thereby helping in cleansing and detoxification of your body.
Skin health: Neem paste is often used as a treatment against acne breakouts. Also, the antioxidants in Neem make your skin look young and fresh. Additionally, the high Vitamin-E content reduces skin sagging, wrinkles and slows down aging. Digestion: Neem's anti-inflammatory power is helpful in reducing gastric issues like constipation, bloating, cramping etc. It can also help prevent stomach flu and other intestinal infections.
Oral health: There's a reason why mouthwash and toothpaste brands in India use Neem as one of their ingredients. It's because its antibacterial qualities help eliminate the bacteria beneath the gums that lead to periodontal diseases and halitosis (bad breath). Reproductive health: Studies have pointed that Neem has certain spermicidal properties. It works as a birth-control agent, without having any harmful side effects.