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Health benefits of bathing with neem infused water

Bathing with neem-infused water has been an age-old tradition in Ayurveda, especially when there is a change in season.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 18, 2020 5:15:35 pm
neem water, health beenfits of neem water, neem for skin, neem immunity, indian express news Neem holds a very important place in Ayurveda and has been in use in India since ancient times for medicinal purposes. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Indians are well aware of the health benefits of neem leaves. For decades, it’s been used to cure skin ailments and allergies in the form of home remedies. Moreover, the Sanskrit name for neem is Nimba, which means good health. Earlier, people nurtured a neem tree in their backyards or gardens, for their regular needs. While consuming neem leaves is not easy since it has a strong bitter flavour, there are other ways to include it in your routine.

Bathing with neem-infused water has been an age-old tradition in Ayurveda, especially during a change in season or Ritu Sandhi, which means seasonal transition. It is said to maintain high immunity as during changing weather leaves one prone catching the common flu or cold. Since we are living in the times of Covid-19, maintaining high immunity has become a need of the hour. Moreover, as we move from summer to monsoon, this infused bath water can be extremely beneficial.

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BENEFITS OF NEEM WATER BATH To make: Boil neem leaves with or without the twig in water for 5 mins and switch off the heat.As its summer I leave the leaves in the water till it gets cooled down before using.In winters I mix it with normal water to prepare a warm bath. Neem water is known for its natural anti bacterial,anti microbial and anti fungal properties. 🌿Helps in controlling dandruff as it has a property to unclog pores and also gives the hair a good shine.It makes the hair feel smooth too. 🌿Treats skin irritation,pimples,heat rashes in the body. 🌿Destroys the bad odour creating bacteria. I used this water on the little one too today as she got rashes all over her body due to heat. I dont use normal water after bathing with this one .I just leave the neem water as it is to enjoy its medicinal benefits. #neemwater #bathtimeroutine #bathtimerituals #neem #neemleaves #eyecare #antifungal #antibacterial #medicinal #medicine #skincare #selfcare #neemtwig #neem

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Commonly known health benefits of neem-infused water:

* During summer, especially in areas with higher humidity, people tend to suffer from boils and skin allergies. Neem acts as an antimicrobial agent and works wonders for no-infectious, autoimmune skin disease too, like psoriasis and eczema.

* Taking a bath with neem water also cures acne, scars and blackheads.

* It removes body odour naturally.

* During winters, a lot of people complain of developing flaky hair due to constant use of woollen caps, scarfs, etc. Washing your hair with neem water when there is a switch from winter to summer can cure your dandruff issues.

* It also helps with eye allergies.

The correct way to make neem-infused water:

* Put two twigs of neem in your bucket.

* Pour hot water from a geyser or boil some water in the bucket.

* Let it settle for some time. After the water cools, remove the twigs and your water is ready.

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