From nourishing and protecting the skin to boosting the immune system neem does it all. Known for its contribution to Ayurvedic medicine Neem is antibacterial, antiviral and anti diabetic. Almost all of us have come across neem trees and neem leaves but seldom do we all know the enormous benefits it has.

We enlist below some of the essential benefits and uses of neem in day-to-day life.

  1. Antibacterial:

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    The most widely accepted health benefit of neem is its antibacterial property. Antibacterial compounds are those compounds that kill bacteria and reduce their growth. It’s therefore an excellent wound healer. Take a few neem leaves and make a paste out of it. Apply it on your wound or any injury, repeat it till it heals.

  2. Acne healer:

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    Neem works wonders on acne and the scars it leaves. Acne is generally caused due to excess secretion of oil or sebum by the sebaceous gland. Approximately 80% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience the manifestation of acne. Neem is an oil regulator. Fatty acids in neem help in treating acne by inhibiting its growth. Using neem paste in your regular face pack prevents further outbreak of pimples. It also helps in restoring normal pH level.

  3. Acts on dandruff:

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    Most of the Ayurvedic shampoos that we come across these days have Neem as an active ingredient as it fights dandruff. Neem fights against Candida, a human fungi known for causing dandruff. Apart from treating dandruff neem also helps to maintain a healthy scalp. Neem oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that nourish the scalp and improves the health of hair follicles. Anti-oxidants help in hair growth.

  4. Dental care:

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    How often have you come across people brushing their teeth with a neem branch? It’s a very redundant and common sight across villages. Neem and its antibacterial qualities help in curing dental plague and also works on bad breath.

  5. Skin disorders:

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    As we are already aware of the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of neem, it can be used to cure and prevent various skin disorders. Make a paste of turmeric and neem leaves and apply it on skin to get a healthy and pampered skin.

  6. Toxin remover:

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    Adding a few neem leaves in your diet can do wonders to your health. Neem is an excellent toxic remover and purifies blood. It acts as a worm detoxification agent and can be taken along with food. Tastes bitter works wonders!