The Secret Ayurvedic Ingredient4 Oct 2019
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.
- Eye disorders.
- Skin disorders.
- Detoxification and cleansing.
- 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!”