The therapeutic herbal extracts contained in turmeric and neem herbal wonder cream are derived from azadirachta indica (the neem tree) – fondly known as “the village pharmacy” because of its many beneficial uses. It’s reported to live up to 200 years and flowers between February and May. Children love to eat its edible fruits, the kernels of which yield the valuable neem oil. Neem is rich in amino acids and powerful anti-oxidants. It’s an excellent wound healer and is renowned for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. This may be one of the reasons why people find neem to be an effective solution for a huge range of skin complaints from acne to psoriasis.
Neem has been shown to be helpful for fungal conditions such as athlete’s foot and fungal toe nail infections. It has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, and studies imply it has the ability to heal the lesions of chicken pox by absorbing the virus and preventing it from damaging new skin.
Neem is a traditional remedy which can be applied topically to soothe stubborn, hard to heal conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. This is because it reduces itching, which in turn prevents scaling and scarring caused by scratching. In experiments, people who regularly drank neem tea alongside applying a topical preparation achieved good results in comparison to cortisone cream (which unlike neem cream cannot be used for long periods of time without unpleasant side effects such as thinning of the skin.)
This delicate yet deeply nourishing handmade cream also contains turmeric – the perfect companion to neem. Like neem, curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties, but is particularly useful for conditions such as acne and outbreaks as it helps to speed up the healing process by preventing scarring. In the short term turmeric reduces inflammation and infection, but used over a longer period of time can help regulate the production of sebum and prevent the formation of new pimples. Turmeric has also been shown to be effective in calming the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, acne rosacea, and other skin conditions.