Neem Leaves – Cure for Scalp Infections and Skin Disorders

The neem tree is called “nature’s medicine shop”. Every part of the tree is used in some kind of medicinal preparation such as the oil of the leaves of the tree is used to make soap, the thin branches are used for brushing teeth. The tree has many health benefits and is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-diabetic and anti-fertility. In this article, we will learn about some of the benefits of neem on skin care and hair care.

Skin care: Neem is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so if used regularly it keeps all kinds of skin disorders at bay.

  • You can chew the leaves of the tree with honey early in the morning. The leaves purify your blood, build your immune system, improve the process of toxin elimination and lower blood sugar levels which is great for diabetics. By chewing them, your teeth will also be cleaned.
  • Boil its leaves in water and use the boiled water for bath. It will take care of all your skin related disorders. It is a good way to maintain cleanliness in the private parts of the body and also helps in getting rid of the bacteria responsible for body odor.
  • Make a paste of the leaves for face mask. It is great for clearing acne and pimples.
  • Apply neem water on any kind of skin disorder like fungal infection or any kind of allergy. They clear up in a day or two.
  • Neem oil or water gives great relief on any type of skin burn or cut.
  • This also gives a lot of relief from sunburn.
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Hair care: Since neem leaves are anti-bacterial, they can be used to get rid of scalp infections.

  • Whenever you oil your hair, add neem oil to your hair oil. Or apply neem oil an hour before washing hair. This will kill all the bacteria present on the scalp. And, it is a great treatment for hair fall.
  • Applying the paste of its leaves on the scalp helps to get rid of scalp pimples and itching in the scalp. It is also a good cure for dandruff.
  • Helps in healthy growth of hair.

A great way to prevent insect infestation in your home or in your cupboards: Dry neem leaves in direct sunlight and make a powder. Store in a jar. It will last for a year without spoiling. Make cloth bags and fill them with powder and keep them in the corners of the cupboard between clothes and books. This will keep all kinds of insects away. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This will leave your wardrobe and clothes smelling good.

Source by Swathy P

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