Two amazing plants that I use regularly is the tulsi and the neem…
Anything bites me .. I get a bunch of tulsi leaves and squeeze out the juice and apply on the affected area.. The itching goes away at once… When my little pug kiddo had the worst skin infection and no medication could treat him I used to boil neem leaves and bathe him with it .. He was completely cured .( the pic is kiddo soaking in neem water .. Sadly we lost him 2 years ago ?.. We still miss him like crazy )
I swear by both these plants.
Amazing Benefits Of Neem Leaves For Skin and Hair
Grown throughout India, the neem tree is well known not only for its medicinal properties but also for taking care of environmental issues.
Neem leaf, also known as neem plant is an essential ingredient in many Ayurveda medicines. Neem leaves are known to contain beneficial compounds that have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents.
It is very useful for treating warts, chicken pox, and small pox. This is because neem absorbs the virus and protects from entering the unaffected.
neem leaves are boiled and are used for bathing especially for those who are suffering from skin ailments. This provides respite to conditions such as eczema, cold sores and warts.
Neem is also effective against fungus that infects scalp, skin and nails that includes ringworm that occurs in hands and feet.
Neem leaves are easy to obtain and can be used to aid beauty and skin care.
The leaves Moisturize the skin keeping it soft and supple. They are effective for lightening scars and pigmentation caused by acne and scabies. If you have pimples on your face, apply the neem leaf paste. This can even be used to treat minor wounds. To cure any kind of skin infection, mix turmeric with neem paste and apply it on your body. Do this regularly for 3 months.
Boil a cup of neem leaves in water till the leaves are soft and discoloured and the water turns green. Strain and store in a bottle. Add some water in your regular bathing water to get rid of acne, infection and body odour. A neem face pack grinding a few neem leaves with some water work best to treat the pimple and acne problems.
Neem leaves for skin can also be used as a toner. Just dip a cotton ball in boiled neem water and wipe your face with it overnight. This will clear acne, scars, pigmentation and black heads. This potion can also be used as a hair rinse to treat dandruff and excessive hair fall.
You can also prepare a face pack using neem leaves. Boil neem leaves with small segments of orange peel in a little water. Add little yoghurt, honey and milk to form a smooth paste. Apply this to your face and wash of when it dries. This will clear acne and break outs, white heads and even reduce the appearance of pores.
Neem leaves for Hair – Scalp and hair issues:
Add a cup of fresh neem leaves to boiling water, and use this water to rinse your hair after shampooing your hair. The anti-bacterial property of neem helps to treat dry scalp, dandruff and hair fall issues.
Boil fresh neem leaves in water for about ten minutes and let it cool completely. Use this water as an eye wash during conjunctivitis and irritation of the eyes.
Gargling with neem water provides relief to sore throat and soaking the feet in warm neem water provides relief to the foot ache.
Apply a paste made of neem leaves boiled in water and honey on your hair. This helps to tame the frizz.