Neem tree has earned a name in the Ayurvedic world. In Sanskrit, it is called Pichumarda meaning, 'the destroyer of skin disorders and healer of skin infections'. It has numerous benefits that can't be counted on fingertips. All its parts, the root, bark, stems and leaves help in curing different diseases, and are bitter in taste. 'Bitter is always better' this line says the truth as far as Neem tree is concerned.

Most of the skin diseases like acne, pimples, and eczema, are cured with the help of a Neem tree. Its bark is used for curing malaria, stomach and intestinal ulcers, pain, fever and skin diseases. Some people apply it directly on the skin to heal skin disease, wounds, and bruises. It also helps in making the skin supple. The Neem oil possesses these qualities:

  • It has minerals (calcium, phosphorus etc.).
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory features.
  • It has lots of vitamin C and E.
  • It has very rare fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9.
  • Anti-fungal and anti-viral features.
  • Natural moisturizer.
  • Anti-oxidant features
  • Anti-pyretic and anti-histamine features
  • It is a natural astringent

It is extremely beneficial for the skin, that's what we are going to discuss:

What benefits Neem Oil provides to our skin?

Skin Healing:-

One of the features of Neem is to speed up the process of wound healing, if it is applied directly, it also speeds up the curing process of surgical cuts that are incurred during operation. It even helped in erasing the marks and scars from the skin, and also found helpful for acne treatment. It also has anti-aging features.

Functions of Neem Oil:

Neem oil comes to your mind when you think about a natural remedy. It has a pungent smell. It is made from the tree's roots. It is mostly used in dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and to remove wrinkles.

Even though these claims are not backed by any science, but it is a well known fact that it is effectively being an anti-inflammatory. It’s all parts root, bark, twigs, fruit, and leaves are used in many creams and lotions for making the skin supple.

Medicinal Benefits:

Not only its oil but other parts of the Neem tree also provide many benefits. All its parts, root, bark, seeds, fruits and leaves are used in beauty care creams, lotions, soap and shampoos that protect and make strong hair. People have used its twigs to clean their teeth and heal the gum diseases with them as they are authentically hygienic. They also use its extract as a tea to maintain their health.

Skin Beneficiary:

It is considered as a mini pharmacy for rural India and it provides various ailments and health benefits in a natural way. It has abundance of benefits for the skin to appear radiant. It moisturizes the dry skin, heals wounds in a speedy manner, encouraging collagen production, treating acne, erasing marks & scars and also helps in diminishing the emergence of moles and warts.

Due to its numerous benefits it is being grown in Africa and South America. Never use the Neem oil all alone, but better mix it with oil and then apply. It will certainly perish all skin diseases and make the skin fade its color and look more glowing.

Cure for Eczema:

Eczema is a usual inflammatory skin disorder that causes itchiness, irritation and dries the skin. As Neem is so beneficial for Eczema, it treats skin in many ways. The Eczema has no chance of growth, until Neem is there to protect the skin. It doesn't allow the formation of red or black patches. It takes care of all skin problems. The Neem Oil used to prevent all these mishaps. It never lets eczema emerge. It is loaded with nutrients and rich lipids. Neem is superbly effective in to treat dry and irritated skin. In some cases, it is so severe that it becomes unbearable.

Why eczema happens?

Eczema is a genetic disorder.  Neem oil has abundance of nutrients and lipids that are superbly effective in making the skin flawless. Eczema is a common disease that makes the skin itchy, irritable and dries it. Neem oil helps the skin in retaining its moisture. It has abundance of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. It keeps the skin naturally moisturized. Severe dryness causes cracks in the skin, it helps fill them again.

Neem oil helps to restore protective barriers of the skin that helps in retaining the moisture and it sooths the dry, sore and cracked skin. It certainly means that it helps the skin from the clutches of Eczema, helping to hydrate and save the skin from acute dryness.

Any other benefits of Neem oil for skin?

Neem oil doesn't stop here by just removing the dryness, it has features that help provide the skin with many other benefits too, especially when it becomes severely irritating.

All these features make neem oil an essential commodity that should be present in every individual's wardrobe. It not only snubs eczema but retains the moisture, thus making the akin authentically supple. If you want to look with a flawless skin that has no blemishes of any kind, better go and buy an authentic neem oil.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is an expert Ayurveda consultant for various Ayurvedic institutes in Europe,India, and Asia. He is running an Ayurvedic healing centre in Chandigarh, India and experienced doctor in Ayurvedic medicine.