Neem oil is one of the favorite medicinal oils used in Ayurveda. Neem is unique in that it is antiviral, antibacterial, and also antimicrobial. The Neem tree is sometimes called the “toothbrush tree” because neem has many dental applications. People often pull a twig off the tree and chew the end to form bristles, making a natural toothbrush. Neem is often added to toothpaste, and it is very healing to the gums. Neem is also good for the skin and is an ingredient in many creams and salves. Neem helps to get rid of eczema, psoriasis, rashes, wrinkles, dry skin and dandruff. And neem oil is great at repelling mosquitoes! Because neem has a rather unpleasant smell, it is preferable to mix it with other more fragrant oils.
Neem: The Ultimate Herb