Ayurveda Health Benefits of Neem
Neem which has its botanical name as Azadirachta indica is a famous tree which is equipped with numerous medicinal properties, beneficial to treat many diseases and serves as ingredients in many home remedy. It is usually grown in the Indian subcontinent and now in some parts of the Middle East. It belongs to a mahogany family named Meliaceae.
The trees of neem grow faster and spread leaves broadly to bring out white and fragrant flowers and small drupe fruits which are characterized by bittersweet pulp. Neem leaves are the most important parts of the neem tree, and they are widely used in many subcontinent industries for many medicinal products such as oil, herb, pest repellent, and much more. Due to its many medicinal properties and benefits, Ayurvedic acharyas have named neem with different names such as Nimba (health booster), Pichumarda (destroys skin diseases), and Arishta (body evil power fighter). The properties of neem, as well as its benefits, will be discussed in this content.
Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Kapikacchu – Mucunapruriens
Mucunapruriens which is also known as kapikacchu is usually grown in India, Caribbean, and Africa. The legume is an annual and climbing shrub which has a height of about 13m to 15m, grown in the listed region. The younger mucunapruriens are characterized with hair as against the older ones which do not have hair and with tripinnate leaves.
It possesses purple, lavender, and white flowers with leguminous fruits. The seed pods of kapikacchu are 10 cm long, and they are enclosed in a hairy husk, seven seeds enclosed together in the pod. The covers are loose with orange hairs that have severe effect on skin by causing itching if the two come in contact. However, the itching chemical compounds are very useful as they contain serotonin, mucunain, and protein which are essential for its power as a shrub.
Ayurveda is the oldest holistic system of medicine. It is the art of healthy living. It mainly guides us through the techniques of healthy life and self-care. The word “Ayurveda”.is made up of two Sanskrit words ‘ayus’ and ‘veda’. Ayus means life and veda means knowledge or science.
Ayurveda principals aim towards treating mind, body and soul. According to ayurveda the delicate balance between these three has to be maintained through out the treatment, diet and lifestyles.