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Top 8 Home Remedies of Neem – Uses and Benefits

Neem tree can be found nearly in every household and has been known for its medicinal properties from the medieval times. Each and every part of neem has health benefits. We can prepare remedies for our common problems in our house. Some of the remedies are neem can be used as an excellent mosquito repellent, leaves can be used for preparing hair masks and many more.

Chintu Das
Neem and its different uses
Neem and its different uses

Neem is considered a “one tree pharmacy” because of its remarkable medicinal benefits. Neem Tree, scientifically known as 'Azadirachta Indica' is a tree local to India. Every part of the Neem tree contains significant compounds related to numerous restorative and excellent properties. Medical advantages of neem leaves have been discussed throughout recent centuries.  

Fun fact to know: “Only the leaves alone contain more than 120 distinct sorts of compounds”.  

Neem is best known for its anti-aging effect, treating infections, fixing upset stomach, healthier hair, improving your immunity, and many more. 

Here are the top 8 home remedies you can apply in your day to day lives: 

  • Antifungal and antibacterial paste: The leaves of neem can be used to cure fungal and bacterial infections. Make a paste of tree leaves and apply it to the infection for relief. Neem leaves paste is also used for treating chickenpox boils. 

  • Neem oil: The calcium and other mineral content are very high in neem leaves. You can apply neem oil in your body especially your legs and hands for stronger bones. Also, oil from neem is beneficial for patients with arthritis as it relieves the pain and reduces inflammation.  

  • Natural Insecticide: Neem leaves are excellent mosquito and insect repellent. Burn neem leaves to keep mosquitoes away from your home and surroundings. This trick is mostly used by cattle rearers to keep all sorts of insects away from the cattle. 

  • Oral health: Chewing neem leaves can be beneficial for maintaining good oral health. It keeps the infections away from your gums, gives you fresh breath, lessens tooth decay, kills bad bacteria in your mouth, and maintains the pH level of your saliva. 

  • Boost immunity with Neem tea: Add neem tea to your diet to boost immunity in your body against diseases such as common cold and fever. It is found in studies that neem tea can be as effective as quinine for the treatment of malaria-affected cells in the body. Additionally, you can always go for neem capsules for further reinforcement of your immunity. 

  • Homemade toothbrush: Small branches or twigs can be used for brushing your teeth. The same has been used for decades now and the same benefits can be availed by using neem toothpaste nowadays.  

  • Hair mask: Neem hair mask has a very healthy and lasting effect on your hair. It makes your hair strong and shiny. Prepare a paste of neem leaves and apply the same to your hair for better results. The same can also be used to treat dandruff and fungal infections of your scalp. 

  • Removes acne: Neem oil removes acne and provides relief when applied to skin acne. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, neem oil is found very effective for curing dry skin, itchiness, pimples, etc.  

Neem is “arista” in Sanskrit, meaning splendid, forever, and secure.

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