Remember the times when neem leaves were an unmatched remedy for every problem of the body and beyond? Irrespective of the advent of new age products and medicines, neem still holds a strong place in the world of medicine and wellness. Particularly, neem oil, extracted from the very seed (or fruit) of the tropical neem tree, also called as Azadirachta indica or Indian Lilac. The list of benefits of neem oil is not just long but also backed by various studies and research. So let’s take a tour-de-neem oil by the end of which, I assure, this magic potion would have become an inseparable part of your life.
With its regenerative properties and immune-boosting compounds, neem oil enables the skin to fight pathogens that are present below the skin surface. This keeps the skin smooth and fights wrinkles. Using neem oil for face or including neem powder in face packs soothes the skin thereby reducing the effects of aging.
Here’s another addition to benefits of neem oil for skin. Neem stimulates collagen production which slows down the aging process of the skin.Regular usage of neem oil not just smoothens wrinkles and fine lines but also makes your skin look young and supple.
Relieves Dry Skin
According to The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), neem oil is rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), triglycerides, vitamin E and calcium Vitamin E and EFAs enable neem oil to seep deep into the skin thereby healing cracks caused by dryness.