neem

{Azadirachta indica}  

General: Evergreen neem trees are part of the mahogany family, growing in drier regions of India, Africa and Southeast Asia. All parts of the neem tree— the bark, leaves, fruit, seeds and oils—have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Neem is a treasured plant in Indian Ayurvedic and is just recently becoming well known and used medicinally throughout Europe and the United States. It is so widely used in India that a neem tree is commonly referred to as the "village pharmacy".

Skin Benefits: 

Powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral: Neem helps fight infection in your pores, killing harmful bacteria and reducing blemishes.

Anti-aging: Neem oil is rich in antioxidants, such as carotenoids, that help protect skin from environmental and sun damage. It is especially high in essential fatty acids that build up the skin.

Reduces Scarring: High levels of vitamin E increase elasticity and rejuvenates the skin cells, helping to prevent the signs of aging and restore a healthy glow to damaged skin. 

Anti-Inflammatory: Neem contains an aspirin-like compound that helps to decrease swelling and redness in inflamed skin.

Analgesic: That same aspirin-type component in neem also helps provide pain relief.

Our Neem & Sandalwood Purifying Mask and Kapha Ayurvedic Facial Serum employ this "village pharmacy."

Source: India | Sustainably wildharvested

Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed oil from whole tree nuts. The oil is very dark green and has a strong herbaceous odor.

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