Know why neem is good for health!

Neem is a medicinal plant and is easily available to us throughout the year.

Last Updated: May 11, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Neem is a medicinal plant and is easily available to us throughout the year. Though we all know that neem is very good for health but we might not be aware of what health benefits it gives to our body.

So let's take a look at some health benefits of the medicinal plant:

Good for skin

Neem leaf is often considered for skin as it contains Vitamin C which helps in getting rid of any skin related problems like acne, blackheads, pigmentation, dullness and ageing.

Treats diabetes

The leaves of neem can be used to treat type 2 diabetes as it helps in keeping your sugar level in control and triggers sugar metabolism.

Good for digestion

The medicinal plant is good for digestion and also helps in getting rid of digestive disorders like gas and constipation because neem contains rich amount of fiber in it.

Cures asthma

Regular consumption of neem leaves helps in curing asthma problem and also controls phlegm, wheezing, cough, and breathing.

Good for teeth

Besides it's leaves, even neem twigs are considered good for teeth as it is known to prevent periodontal diseases. Leaves also have shown similar properties and are used as extracts in many types of toothpaste.