7 lesser known benefits of neem, the herb that heal diseases

Neem contains more than 140 different biologically active compounds that make it an effective anti-viral and antibacterial agent. Check out some easy remedies here

Neem, also known as Azadirachta indica or Neemba, is one of the most popular medicinal plants in the world of Ayurveda. It is loaded with over 140 biologically active compounds that practically make it a pharmacy in its own account. It not only contains anti viral and antibacterial properties, but it can also be used to fight skin infections and even diabetes.

The ‘Ayurveda For All’ written by Murli Manohar mentions that the primary purpose of neem leaves is to treat neuromuscular pains. Every part of the neem tree including the leaves, roots, bark, seed kernels and seed oil is used for treating various conditions in Ayurveda, homeopathy, and naturopathy.

So here are 10 uses of Neem that you should check out:

Heals wound


Neem (Photo: Flickr)

As mentioned earlier, Neem contains compounds that can ward off strong infections. Also, it’s an excellent skin-care herb and contains healing properties.

Remedy: Crush Neem leaves> Make a paste> Apply on the affected area.
Tip: Apply this paste at least 2-3 times a day for quick results.

Goodbye Dandruff


Neem (Photo: Pixabay)

Do you have dandruff? Are running out of options to get rid of it? Well, it’s time that you use something simple and rather effective. All you need is Neem!

Remedy: Boil a handful of neem leaves in 4 cups of water till water turns green> Allow the water to cool> Use it to rinse your scalp after you use shampoo. Alternatively, you can add 2 tablespoons of Neem oil to your regular shampoo.

Eye troubles

Neem Tree

Neem Tree (Photo: Flickr)

Irritation in the eyes and redness are common these days thanks to the spread of pollution. No need to worry as you don’t need to pay a visit to your ophthalmologist. All you need is a handful of Neem leaves.

Remedy: Boil some neem leaves> Let the water cool completely> Wash your eyes with the Neem leaves.

Acne? No more!

Neem Oil

Neem Oil (Photo: Flickr)

Its anti-bacterial properties make it excellent for treating skin conditions including acne. The best thing is that you don’t need to go to great lengths for the remedy.

Remedy: Crush a few Neem leaves> Make a paste> Apply it directly on acnes> Leave it for 10-15 minutes> Wash off with water.

Bye-bye blackheads!

Neem leaves

Neem leaves (Photo: Flickr)

Are you tired of paying heaps of money to your parlour lady to get rid of your blackheads? Well, not anymore, as you just need a handful of Neem leaves.

Remedy: Take 2-3 drops of Neem oil> Add some water> Apply this mix on your blackheads.
Tip: Apply this mixture every day for better results.

Blood purifier

Neem Oil

Neem Oil (Photo: Twitter)

Chew its leaves (fair warning, it won’t be easy) or apply it on the infected area, you can count on Neem to help you in every possible way. It purifies blood and increases immunity. Some studies suggest that it can even help manage diabetes.

Remedy: Crush some Neem leaves> Eat them empty stomach with a honey for several weeks.

Anti-ageing agent


Neem (Photo: Twitter)

Neem not only clears all skin infections but also helps your skin look years younger by acting as a powerful anti-aging agent.

Remedy: Add a few drops of Neem oil to your face pack and notice the difference!

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