Although Neem (Hindi for “Miracle tree”, Margosa or Indian Lilac), aptly called the “drug cabinet of Mother Nature”, is celebrated for the countless benefits that it bestows, but it’s curative worth is what makes it an essential part of any natural treatment. Neem is widely used in many Ayurvedic medicinal preparations and revered not only for its deep action but also the complete lack of side-effects. There will rarely be a household in India that does not have a bottle of virgin neem oil in their medicine chest.
12 Amazing Health Wonders Of The Neem Tree:
Almost all parts of the neem plant (i.e. its leaves, flowers, seeds, fruit, roots, dried branches and bark) have established medicinal features.
- Neem sticks (twigs) are used in most of rural India as a toothbrush. It’s a morning ritual to chew on the twig (no need for toothpaste) and then mildly brush the gums and teeth with the same twig. Works better than most “advanced” toothpastes and mouth washes and prevents oral infections, bleeding and soothes tender gums.