There were boils all over my face. Then I realized that those weren’t small boils but were big fat pimples. Will I have a face full of holes like many people have? A face full of holes like the potholes on road? No, I can’t let that happen! I need to do something!
I was so worried of the pimples on my face that I had almost tried every cosmetic available at the medical store. Then, I went to the doctor and he gave me an ointment that took days for those pimples to go off and then finally leave a dark spot on my face. I was tired of all the experiments that people and those television advertisements gave me. All of it took weeks to start showing visible results. And then finally one day a pimple on my nose burst to leave a big deep hole. Now, this was the time I got terrified I and couldn’t stop thinking about it for days.
Then, one fine day my mother got some neem leaves and told me to take bath with neem immersed in the warm bathing water. I did the same but the result still wasn’t satisfactory. So, I tried an experiment. I brought a lot of neem leaves and ground it and made a paste, applied it on my cheeks and affected areas and left it to dry. I washed it off before going to bed and the itching had totally gone off, but the pimples very still there.
Next Day, when I woke up. I felt my face nice and soft and then I went to the bathroom in front if the mirror. There were hardly any pimples left and in about two to three days the traces of pimples had also gone off.
Now, I realized the power of neem and I thought of doing more with it. I referred some posts on the internet and some books and I found the many uses of neem in my day to day life. Let me share some of the things I use neem for and how I use it.
Pimples, Boils, and Skin Irritations – Make a paste of neem leaves and apply on the affected area. Keep it for one hour and wash it off.
Blood Purifying – This requires consumption of neem but not in concentrated form. Take one neem leaf and place it in an empty cup. Now pour boiling hot water. Leave it for a minute or two. Now, the Neem Tea is ready and you can consume it either warm or hot.
Oral Cleansing – Take twigs of the neem tree and chew it from its end. Once you chew it for some time the twigs end will become soft and form like bristles. You can use this bristle to brush your teeth. Note that, when you chew the twig neem juice is released and it kills all the germs and freshens your mouth. People did this in ancient times. I do this on Sundays.