The Secret Ayurvedic Ingredient

4 Oct 2019
Ayurvedic Ingredient
Author: Lindsay Johnson
Read time: 1 min
Category: Environment

Over 75% of Ayurvedic remedies contain Neem. The tree grows well in subtropical regions of the world including here in West Palm Beach. Every part of the tree can be used – the bark, leaves, and the seeds. Traditionally neem has been uses for a variety of therapeutic purposes.

  1. Diabetes.
  2. Eye disorders.
  3. Parasites.
  4. Skin disorders.
  5. Detoxification and cleansing.
  6. Periodontal disease and cleaning teeth. Chew fresh neem twigs after a meal instead of using a toothbrush. The twigs can also be used as a toothpick.

You can make an infusion (tea), a tincture, a poultice, or you can eat the leaves and chew on the twigs raw. Neem is very bitter but, as they say in Ayurvedic medicine, “the bitter the better!”

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