Every season comes with its own share of pros and cons. Take the ongoing monsoon season for instance. Besides the rainfall and soothing weather, it also brings along several diseases that often become concerning for all. Cold, flu, gut infection etc are few of the most common seasonal health issues we face. This is why, health experts suggest tweak in our daily diet to keep up with the season and our overall health. When we say tweak in the diet, the first thing that comes to our mind is inclusion of seasonal fruits and vegetables. While the goodness of seasonal produce can’t be denied, we also need to include several other ingredients that are enriched with essential nutrients. One such amazing ingredient is neem leaf.
In India, neem has been a part of our traditional medical practice for ages. It is loaded with antiseptic and anti-viral properties that help heal wounds (both internal and external). According to the book ‘Ayurveda For All: Effective Ayurvedic Self Cure for Common and Chronic Ailments’, neem helps balance our ‘vata’ or neuromascular disorders. It further helps flushing out toxins from blood and enhances the activity of free radical scavenging.