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Oil Properties

Properties of various oils

The use of certain oils for wellness and healing dates back to thousands of years ago, to India and Nepal where they were traditionally used within Ayurvedic practices.  This practice is still used by around 80% of the Indian and Nepalese population today, with the benefits being quickly utilised by The West. Oiling internally and externally is now a widely recognised treatment for various complaints within the body, including acne, hair loss, poor digestion, infection and much more.

Below you will find detailed information on the range of oils that we stock and use in our products, listing their properties and what they can treat.

Please note that all information provided is for education and research purposes only and should not be taken with the aim of diagnosing or treating disease, or recommending treatment for such.

Index

Rosemary
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Rosemary

Rosemary is rich in flavonoids, terpenes, and phenolic acid, all which contain antioxidant properties. 

It can provide health benefits like promoting hair growth, improving digestive health, and relieving headaches and fatigue. The plant is scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis and has a characteristic taste and smell. Rosemary also contains antiseptic, detoxifying, antispasmodic, antibiotic and diuretic effects, which can make it a great complement to the treatment of health issues. The main benefits of rosemary are as follows:

 

  • Hair growth - In addition to the above benefits, rosemary can also be used to wash hair. It helps to strengthen hair strands, reduce oily scalp, and reduce dandruff. It also helps to promote hair growth, as it improves circulation to the scalp. It has taken hold on social media with this property alone. 

  • Improvement of digestion - Rosemary can be taken right after lunch or dinner, as it helps with digestion by reducing acid and excess gas. It can help to decrease abdominal bloating and loss of appetite.

  • Natural antibiotic - Rosemary contains antibiotic properties and is particularly effective in treating bacteria like Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella enterica and Shigella Sonnei (which are bacteria commonly associated with urinary tract infections, vomiting and diarrhoea).

  • Excellent diuretic - Rosemary is an excellent natural diuretic that can be used in diets targeted at weight loss and reducing retained fluid. This increases the production of urine, which stimulates the body to eliminate fluid and built-up toxins, which will improve overall health.

  • Fighting mental fatigue - Many studies support the benefits rosemary has for mental function, and therefore it is an excellent option for times of high stress. In addition, rosemary can have a positive effect with respect to Alzheimer’s by preventing memory loss.

  • Promote liver health - Rosemary can work to improve liver function and improve headaches associated with excessive eating or drinking (especially when food is high in fat content).

  • Management of diabetes - Rosemary can also help to manage diabetes, as it decreases glucose and increases insulin. This has been proven in many studies however has not yet been introduced into the medical.

  • Treating inflammation - Rosemary is an excellent way to treat inflammation, relieve pain and swelling. It can help with various types of inflammation as seen in the joints, tendons and even the stomach.

  • Improvement of circulation - Rosemary contains an antiplatelet effect, and therefore it can be beneficial for those with a history of circulation problems, or for people who need to be on total bed rest for several days. Rosemary can improve circulation and prevent the formation of clots (which can cut-off circulation). Rosemary is frequently recommended following on from surgery.

  • Fighting cancer - Some studies suggest that rosemary can reduce the development of tumour cells due to its antioxidant properties. It is therefore another to add to the pantry of anti-cancer medication.

Neem

Neem has long been given a place among the top herbs for its healing properties. It is also known as “Azadirachta Indica” or “Neemba”. It is an evergreen tree mainly found in India and is a powerhouse of health-promoting properties.  It is no surprise that neem has been a go-to traditional remedy for not just clear and healthy skin but for overall health. Here’s 10 wonderful benefits of neem for skin, hair, and health. 

 

  • Natural Blood Purifier - Neem has tikta (bitter) & kashaya (astringent) properties which make it an excellent blood purifier. It is rich in antioxidants and detoxifying properties that help purify the blood from the toxin-build up & supports the functioning of the vital detoxifying organs, the liver and kidney.   

  • Increases Immunity - Neem has powerful antioxidant properties that help the body ability to fight various ailments. It naturally purifies the blood and removes impurities which promotes better functioning of the vital organs. This eventually improves immune function. It is also packed with vitamin C which is essential for strengthening the immune system.

  • Promotes Clean & Clear Skin In Ayurveda, neem is an important herb touted for clear and healthy skin. It holds antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties that make it a go-to traditional remedy for healthy skin.  These natural healing properties help in fighting acne-causing bacteria while balancing the natural skin oil production & enhances overall skin health. 

  • Keeps the Scalp Healthy - Neem is a potent & natural antidote when it comes to hair care. Owing to its antifungal and antibacterial properties neem is considered great against scalp infection and dandruff. Also, neem oil works effectively on reducing hair loss. Moreover, there are several neem oil benefits that help revamp your hair texture and keep other hair-related woes at bay.

  • Maintains Healthy Blood Sugar Levels - The wonder herb neem is not just all about skin & hair health but is even beneficial in managing healthy blood sugar levels in the body. Neem leaves are rich in flavonoids & anti-viral compounds and glycosides which help maintain blood sugar levels naturally. 

  • Good for Bone Health Not only milk but neem is a herb that can take care of your bone health. Neem is loaded with calcium and mineral content that helps build strong & healthy bones. It even helps relieve inflammation, muscle aches, and joint pain.

  • Boosts Digestive Health - Being rich in fiber content neem is the ultimate herb to improve digestive health. Consuming neem in the most convenient form is using it in form of capsules. Neem Capsules can help in getting rid of digestive issues like gas, acidity, indigestion, and constipation. 

  • Improves Oral Health - Earlier, neem twigs were used as toothbrushes for cleaning teeth. It is because neem leaves consist of anti-bacterial properties, which contribute to maintaining oral health in a natural way. Moreover, neem contains anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing inflammation of gums and even prevent tooth decay.

  • Speeds up Wound Healing - The medicinal properties of neem help in promoting better and faster wound healing. It is loaded with amino acids, vitamins & minerals that accelerate the wound-healing process.

  • Supports Skin Elasticity - Since it’s loaded with vitamin C, neem stimulates collagen production to smoothen fine lines & wrinkles. It is full of antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from harmful UV rays & environmental stressors etc. Additionally, the presence of other essential vitamins & fatty acids slows down the signs of aging and maintains skin elasticity.

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Neem
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