In India, Neem was commonly called “the villlage pharmacy” because it has so many health benefits. According to Ayurvedic myth, the healing properties of this plant were engendered when it was graced with a drop of nectar (amrta) from the cup of immortality. Because of its bitter property, Neem is indicated as having a calming and cooling effect on heat or redness as it shows up on the skin, as well as in the lining of the digestive tract.
For its skin-smoothing, purifying, and beautifying benefits, Neem has been dubbed “Queen of the Skin” in Ayurveda. Its role as topical and internal support for skincare is one of Neem’s greatest glories.
In the digestive tract, Neem functions to balance the beneficial bacteria – supporting the body’s defense against unfavorable microbes. In addition, its high chlorophyll content makes it useful to neutralize odors in the case of foul-smelling sweat or halitosis. For this property, Neem is often used is Ayurvedic toothpastes, and the young twigs themselves have been known to be used in place of toothbrushes.
Neem is also said to cleanse the blood, benefit the eyes, and balance acidity.
Energetics of Neem
Taste (Rasa): Bitter
Energy (Virya): Cooling
Post-Digestive Effect (Vipaka): Pungent
Quality (Guna): Light, dry
Tissue (Dhatu): Plasma, blood, fat, reproductive
Channel (Srotas): Digestive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive
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Neem is traditionally called “the Queen of Skin”. While we have skin that wraps our bodies, we have even more skin on the inside of the body. There is the skin or epithelium that lines the digestive and respiratory tract as well as numerous other locations in the body. Neem is Ayurveda’s most powerful herb for healthy inner and outer skin. Neem also supports healthy liver, intestinal, pancreatic and immune function.*
Blooming Lotus Mud Mask is moisturizing and gently exfoliating all at once, combining chickpea flour with Ayurvedic skin-loving herbs Neem, Turmeric and Triphala. Honey and bentonite clay serve to tighten the appearance of pores and leave the skin looking restored and rejuvenated. Softening pectin is included to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Luscious Mango Body Butter is a full-body Ayurvedic moisturizer that, when used daily, will offer deep moisture and promote a glowing and rejuvenated appearance to the skin. An opulent blend of Ayurvedic herbs and plant butters, Luscious Mango Body Butter leaves the skin looking richly nourished and radiating the delicate and intoxicating aroma of vanilla and ylang-ylang. Carefully crafted from a blend of Ayurvedic skin care treasures, including Shatavari, Neem, Manjistha, and Turmeric, Luscious Mango Body Butter brings all the magic of Ayurvedic beauty care to life.
Crystal Clear Cleanser Toner is a revival of an ancient Ayurvedic cleansing formula. Chickpea flour is employed as an exfoliating scrub that removes oil, dirt, and make-up, leaving the skin looking soft and nourished. Ayurvedic herbal stars Neem, Amalaki and Triphala combine with a coconut lipid extract and glycerin to create a delicate, non-drying lather. The soft scent of tangerine lends a crisp, clean finish.
Fountain of Youth Skin Serum is designed to be applied to target areas of the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Combining time-tested Ayurvedic herbs Neem, Amalaki, Vacha (Calamus), Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Bala, along with vitamins A, C, D, and E, Fountain of Youth Skin Serum brings Ayurvedic beauty solutions to the areas of your skin most vulnerable to the signs of aging.