What covers two square meters, is fifteen per cent of your bodyweight and comes in a wide range of colors?
It’s the largest organ in your body and it’s tough to keep soft, supple and sexy … plus wrinkle-free.
Neem to the rescue.
This pungent and bitter tasting medicinal herb has been kicking around for almost five thousand years. It’s nickname—the village pharmacy—gives an idea of its versatility. While the leaf and bark can both be used, oil from Neem kernels is what is available outside of the tropical areas where Neem grows.
Loaded with nutrients and packed with fatty acids and vitamin E, this cold-pressed oil will smooth out wrinkles and fine lines while rejuvenating skin cells to recover their elasticity. Massage in some Neem and say goodbye to those annoying spots that pop up on our skin as we age.
Pesky adult acne? Gently rub Neem oil onto the pimples to banish them for good. The same fatty acids that plump out skin will also reduce irritation and redness, and prevent scars if you have picked at those unpleasant bumps on your face.
Dry skin? Massage your skin with some Neem to alleviate the dryness. It is packed with nimbin, nimbidin and nimbinene (I’m not making up these names) as well as vitamin E. These compounds rapidly seep into the skin to restore moisture to your body.
Dry hair? Give your hair an oil treatment by rubbing in some Neem to moisturize and condition your scalp. The same fatty acids will do to your hair what it does to your skin. Then lather up and say hello to fabulous hair.
Brittle fingernails? Ditto. Rub Neem oil onto your fingernails to stop peeling. It's a cheaper and more natural alternative to many other moisturizing creams.
Where to find it? Look for Neem oil in any health food store or head to an Indian store near you.