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Boil Neem (Dongoyaro) Leaf In Water And Drink It For These 6 Health Benefits

Neem, (Dongoyaro) scientifically called Azadirachta indica is a tree that grows in tropical regions of the world, including many parts of Africa and Nigeria. It is a highly versatile and highly-valued medical plant due to how virtually every part of the tree including the flowers, seeds, fruit, roots, and leaves can be used for one purpose or the other. It is one of the most popular medicinal plants among many people who are fans of traditional medicine and these people often speak in glowing terms of just how effective neem seems to be in the treatment of various health issues.

Photo Illustration Of Neem Leaves

Dongoyaro is often utilised as a potent medicine against fever, bile duct disorders, ulcers and so on, with each part of the plant containing many active ingredients that give it its antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and wound-healing properties. In Nigeria, its leaf and bark are often utilised to great effects by many who have come to realise its medicinal prowess. While it is highly advisable to exercise caution when it comes to its dosage, neem (dongoyaro) can be very beneficial when you utilise it.

Photo Illustration Of Neem Leaves

Some of the potential health benefits you can derive when you boil its leaf and drink the tea or just use it generally are discussed below:

1. May aid liver and kidney health

Many chronic health challenges are due to the presence of oxidative stress which is caused by a buildup of free radicals. However, neem contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which may help fight oxidative stress, thus promoting liver and kidney health.

2. Improved skin health

The consumption of neem can also rub off on your skin in great ways. Its seed oil is particularly rich in oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linoleic acids, three fatty acids that are known to collectively possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties that promote healthy skin.

3. Antimalarial effects

Many lovers of traditional medicine in Nigeria have often used neem as medication against malaria, and the reason for this supposed effectiveness of neem when it comes to treating malaria may be because it contains certain active compounds called limonoids, which is known to target malaria-infected cells.

4. It may help manage diabetes

Certain studies have shown that neem leaf extract may be an effective remedy against diabetes, due to its ability to revive the cells that produce insulin, the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels i.e bring down blood sugar levels.

5. It may promote dental health

Regular consumption of neem may also be beneficial to your teeth as neem can help to maintain the alkaline levels of saliva, fight germs and decrease the microorganisms present in the mouth.

6. Improved gut health

Neem possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties which is beneficial to the body. Its antibacterial properties may help to kill the unhealthy gets, thus cleansing the gut, while its antifungal properties can also have great effects on the body.

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