Neem tree is native to India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc., but now is grown worldwide for its medicinal and healing properties. With all of its parts possessing medicinal values, this herb is useful for the treatment of various ailments. The antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem make it valuable for human health.
Neem leaves are used for the treatment of eye problems, bleeding nose, intestinal worms, stomach problems, loss of appetite, etc. They can also treat skin diseases, cardiovascular disease, hay fever, and diabetes, oral and liver problems. Neem seeds are ground into a powder that is soaked overnight in water and sprayed onto the crop to keep away the insects.
Neem powder can be used internally in tea form; it can be added to cuisines or used externally as well.
Neem Powder Application:
Add neem powder in water and apply this mixture to your hair roots, and then consume the water.
Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly. With the regular use of this remedy, you can get rid of dandruff.
For treating ringworm, mix neem powder with water, add a few drops of olive oil if your skin is dry.
Apply this paste to the affected areas and rinse after 10-15 minutes with lukewarm water. Follow this process daily for few days to get noticeable results.
3. Head Lice
Prepare a paste of neem powder and water, add henna powder to make it thicker and smoother. Apply it to the hair and rinse off after drying. Use on alternate days or 2-3 times in a week for relief.
To get rid of acne or pimples, add neem powder to yogurt or fuller’s earth. Make a paste of neem powder and yogurt, fuller’s earth and water. Apply it on the face. Rinse after it gets dry. Repeat this 2-3 times a week for best results.
Beneficial in treating oral/dental problems, combats gum diseases and keeps the mouth healthy and germ-free, fights bad breath, kills bacteria in the mouth, prevents and reduces plaque, fights cavities, etc. Neem powder is totally oral friendly.
Mix one teaspoon of neem powder in a cup of hot water and take 2-3 drops twice a day for relief.
7. Athlete’s Foot
Make a paste by combining neem powder and water. Apply it to the affected areas regularly. The antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of neem help in fighting athlete’s foot disease.
Neem powder can be take internally or apply it externally to treat psoriasis. For internal use, take one teaspoon neem powder and 1/2 a teaspoon turmeric powder with lukewarm water twice daily. Alternatively, can apply water and neem powder paste externally to the affected areas daily.
Make a paste using water, neem powder, and some turmeric. Apply this paste to the affected area.
10. Hair Loss
Prepare a paste of neem powder and water, add Aloe Vera to it, apply this paste on the scalp/root twice
a week about 20-30 minutes before bath.