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Amazing Benefits of Neem Oil

For thousands of years, parts of the Neem tree have been used for its medicinal and insecticidal properties. Considered by the people of India to be sacred, the legendary Neem tree has come to symbolize good health and protection, leading the Indians to refer to it as the “village pharmacy.”

The ancient Ayurvedic tradition is said to be comprised largely of formulations that involve the use of Neem in one form or another. Used in medicine, the remedial properties of Neem Oil improve health and boost immunity.

Traditionally, Neem Oil was used to create skin and haircare products that soothed dryness, repaired damage, removed bacteria, eliminated head and body lice, prevented baldness, and slowed the graying of hair.

The main chemical constituents of Neem Carrier Oil are:

  • OLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA 9) are known to:
  • Maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair
    Stimulate the growth of thicker, longer, and stronger hair
    Reduce the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
    Eliminate dandruff and thereby support hair growth
    Boost immunity
    Exhibit anti-oxidant properties
    Prevent joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain

  • STEARIC ACID is known to:
  • Have cleansing properties that purge dirt, sweat and excess sebum from hair and skin
    Be an ideal emulsifying agent that binds water and oil
    Help products remain potent when stored for long periods of time
    Condition and protect hair from damage without diminishing luster or making it feel heavy
    Have exceptional cleansing properties
    Soften skin

  • PALMITIC ACID is known to:
  • Have emollient properties
    Soften hair without leaving a greasy or sticky residue
    Be the most common saturated fatty acid

  • LINOLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA 6) are known to:
  • Moisturize hair and promote its growth
    Facilitate wound healing
    Be an effective emulsifier in the formulation of soaps and quick-drying oils
    Exhibit anti-inflammatory properties
    Soothe acne and reduce chances of future outbreaks
    Promote moisture retention in skin and hair
    Make oils feel thinner in consistency when used in an oil blend, thus being beneficial for use on acne-prone skin

  • ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACID (OMEGA-3) is known to:
  • Lessen inflammation
    Control blood clotting on the skin
    Soothe joint pain and ease stiffness to improve flexibility

  • VITAMIN E is known to:
  • Exhibit anti-oxidant activity
    Delay the appearance of aging
    Repair and improve the appearance of damaged tissue such as scars, acne, and wrinkles
    Protect skin and hair against environmental toxins such as those found in air pollution

  • CAROTENOIDS are known to:
  • Exhibit anti-oxidant properties
    Prevent cellular damage
    Protect skin and hair against environmental toxins
    Repair skin damage and signs of aging caused by UV radiation, hormones, or acne
    Reduce hyperpigmentation caused by UV radiation, hormones, or acne
    Make skin appear exceptionally younger
    Stimulate the regeneration of skin
    Boost skin’s collagen and elastin production to increase thickness, elasticity, firmness, softness, and smoothness
    Hydrate skin by reducing water loss

  • NIMBIN is known to:
  • Have antiseptic, antifungal, antipyretic and antihistamine properties
    Relieve redness and swelling

  • AZADIRACHTIN is known to:
  • Be one of the two main active constituents derived from Neem seed kernels
    Protect the Neem tree with its insecticidal and fungicidal compounds
    Determine the quality of the Neem Carrier Oil, depending on its percentage

Used topically, Neem Carrier Oil can soothe red, itchy, inflamed skin associated with ailments like acne, burns, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes among others. Neem Oil works as a natural substitute for anti-aging products and as a protective agent against skin damage caused by UV rays. It deeply penetrates skin to restore moisture, enhance elasticity, smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and heal cracks caused by dryness. It reduces skin redness and brings out a healthy glow. Its ability to unclog pores and follicles while soothing irritated skin without leaving a greasy residue makes Neem Carrier Oil an effective agent for acne-prone skin; it prevents future breakouts by eliminating acne-causing bacteria, purging impurities, tightening the pores, and evening out skin tone. By softening the skin to make it supple, it facilitates the healing of scars and reduces their look and feel.

Used in hair, Neem Oil naturally removes dandruff and balances hair’s natural pH level, preventing future dandruff. It not only detangles hair, but it prevents hair thinning caused by pollution, stress or medication by promoting the growth of stronger, tamer hair. Regular application of Neem Oil to the scalp moisturizes hair from root to tip, maintains the health of the scalp, and repairs split ends, which can arrest the development of hair growth and create frizz. Neem Carrier Oil can rejuvenate and fortify dull, frizzy hair by conditioning it to restore its luster and strength.

Used medicinally, Neem Carrier Oil contains components that prevent and eliminate fungal infections. By soothing the irritation and eradicating the bacteria that causes them, Neem Carrier Oil can calm skin ailments such as ring worm, Athlete’s Foot, nail fungus, and cold sores. By suffocating parasites that live on skin, it effectively eradicates ailments such as scabies and head lice. When applied to minor wounds, Neem Oil reduces inflammation and facilitates faster healing by increasing blood flow to the area and helping to create collagen fibers, which strengthen, firm, and shape skin.

Neem Oil is reputed to have many therapeutic properties. The following highlights its many benefits and the kinds of activity it is believed to show:

  • COSMETIC: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Astringent, Regulating, Pediculicidal, Moisturizing
  • MEDICINAL: Antibacterial, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, Antiseptic, Antipyretic Antihistamine, Analgesic, Astringent, Anthelmintic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Parasiticidal, Pediculicidal

Source: newdirectionsaromatics.com

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