Do you want to know the benefits of neem leaves aka Dongoyaro?
This page will tell you all you need to know about neem leaves, their beauty and health benefits.
Neem leaf also known as “Dongoyaro leaf” as called by the Yoruba tribe in Western Nigeria, is a tall tree grown around the country mostly in African countries and the Indian subcontinent.
Dongorayo is among the vastest tree family with different species. Neem leaf is a member of the mahogany family, Meliaceae. Its scientific name is Azadirachta indica.
Neem trees are broad with thick bark and light green leaves with a lot of health benefits.
The tree grows up to 30m tall and 2.5 m in girth. Neem seeds, leaves, and bark are medicinal and edible, the seeds are green when fresh and brown when dried, why the leaves are slightly long and green, the bark is dark brown and thick.
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Health And Beauty Benefits Of Neem Leaves (Dongoyaro)
Neem leaves are common but its health and beauty benefits are not well known.
Most people that know much about neem leaf are herbalists and other people who have proficiency about them. The benefits include:
1. Cure for Leprosy
The seeds are used to cure leprosy. It can be boiled or turned into oil.
The oil can be gotten by crushing the seeds either through cold pressing or through extraction. After processing the oil, it is then fit to cure leprosy.
2. Hair growth
This is the most amazing fact about neem leaves, the leaves can be boiled and stored in a container and be used for hair growth.
Spray on your hair and get lovely results.
3. Neem leaves can also be used to reduce bacteria in the mouth mostly the dental part.
To reduce dental plaque get a neem leaf gel and apply it to your teeth.
4. Ulcer Cure
Take 30 – 60 mg of neem bark. Get the bark of the neem tree, boil, and drink.
5. Neem leaf can also serve as an insect repellent.
Get a cream or extract from the seed or leaf and apply it to your skin, it can drive some species of mosquitoes and black flies.
6. Neem twigs are also used to cure cough, asthma, low sperm level, diabetes, and intestinal disorder as well.
7. The bark is also used to treat malaria, skin ailment, fever as well.
Neem leaves have a lot of health benefits as well as disadvantages.
The appropriate usage of this leaf depends on health conditions and age.
Children are not advised to take neem seeds orally.
If you have done a transplant before, it is also not advisable to take it.
Pregnant women are not advised to take neem leaf too because it causes miscarriage.
Breastfeeding mothers as well are not advised to take it.
Too much of everything is not good. This also applies to the intake of neem leaf.
Take the appropriate dosage in order for it to work properly.
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