Neem oil can be made from the leaves of the neem tree as well as by pressing the core roots of the neem tree. First of all, if we take a closer look at the neem tree (Latin: Azadırachta indica), we will see that this tree, which is a member of the mahogany or Mahoganic tree family Meliaceae, has a great similarity with the rosary tree. The neem tree is also known by the names Nimtree or Lilac.
In India, the Neem tree is known as a natural village pharmacy, and the miraculous effects of this tree are believed. For centuries, neem tree has been used as a natural treatment method in the treatment of febrile, infectious and painful diseases. It is also believed in India that this tree purifies the blood. Because of this belief, it has become a tradition in India to enter the new year by eating the leaves of the neem tree. Neem tree, which must grow in a very wet environment, cannot live in arid regions.
This tree, which grows in tropical regions, can reach a length of 15 – 16 meters. Originally native to India and Sri Lanka, the neem tree is also grown in Indonesia, Australia and West Africa in some places. The leaves of this tree, which can grow very quickly, are very abundant and dense.
The leaves, leaf powder, seed, bark or small neem shoots of the neem tree are used in medicine, medicine and cosmetics. When viewed in this way, it is seen that all parts of the tree are used. Neem tree seed oil is used in the field of cosmetics and medicine, which is produced from the seed of the neem tree and which we will talk about in the following parts of our article. The benefits of this oil, which is mostly used in the treatment of skin problems, are endless.
Benefits on Hair
Neem tree oil, which is used in shampoo production in the cosmetics industry, helps shampoos to give shine to the hair. It increases the resistance of the hair against dry and cold weather and makes the hair look healthy.
In this case, it is recommended to apply neem oil to the scalp by massaging and wait for half an hour. Thus, an effective solution will be obtained against scalp dryness and dandruff problem. Neem tree oil, which can also be used against hair lice, which usually occurs in children, is also successful in healing some skin diseases such as eczema, leprosy, and psoriasis on the scalp. It is used as a therapeutic.
Benefits on the Skin
Neem tree oil provides positive effects on the skin as well as on the hair. The oil, which is used regularly in the form of a cream, provides health and shine to the irritated and dull skin in cold and dry weather. It can be used in the form of cream, as well as in the production of soaps that protect the skin. Neem tree oil, which is a very popular oil in India and Pakistan, can be used as a cream for all parts of the body. It offers a natural and effective solution to skin problems such as dryness and itching.
Neem tree oil, which is also used against skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema, is a harmless oil that can be applied by all skin types. With this feature, it is also known to be used as a relaxing massage oil in massage parlors. The oil, which can also be applied as a mask against dry skin, can also be used by mixing it into daily used creams. An example of a mask to be made with neem tree oil can be given as follows:
Neem oil, coconut oil, cucumber juice, green tea and water are mixed in a bowl and applied externally on the skin. This mixture can be stored for a long time in a closed bottle and this mixture will be a good source of moisture that can be applied to dry skin. The calming property of neem oil can also be used in bathtubs. Just a few drops of neem oil dripped into the bathtub water will give you a calming bath.
Effect on Blood Sugar
Medicines produced using neem tree oil can regulate blood sugar, raise low blood sugar and reduce high blood sugar. It has a drop feature. With the same feature, it also shows important effects against the problems that occur in the immune system.
Neem Tree Oil in Dental Care
Neem tree oil is used in medicines produced against gingivitis or wounds in the mouth. Another usage area of neem tree oil is the production of toothpaste. Oil, which has managed to become an important raw material for toothpastes with its positive effect on teeth and gums, is included in many toothpastes with this feature. With this feature that it shows in oral health, the leaves of the neem tree are dried and drunk as tea.
Another reason why neem tree oil is added to toothpaste is its resistance to plaque formation. Neem tree oil plays a major role in preventing the formation of plaques that cause bad breath and unhealthy teeth and gums over time. As a result of the researches, while the positive effects of this tree on the skin are confirmed, it has also been seen that it has positive effects in the treatment of stomach diseases such as ulcers. The use of the oil obtained from this tree in the treatment of acid reflux and gastric ulcer has also been suggested by researchers. It has been observed that those who use neem tree oil regularly for 10 weeks have reduced gastroduodenal ulcer disorders, also known as stomach and duodenal ulcers.
However, as with all other vegetable oils, allergic conditions may occur in neem tree oil. For this reason, it would be useful to check whether you are allergic to this oil by testing a small amount before using it. In this case, it is known that it can cause problems in the kidneys or liver. Neem oil should not be used by pregnant women. In case of use, it can lead to miscarriage cases.