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Health Benefits Of Neem Oil

By Asha Das

Neem oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the fruits and seeds of the neem tree. We are using many essential oils for maintaining our overall well-being. Neem oil is one such essential oil that has been used by people who care for their health and beauty. Neem oil is considered as ‘sarvaroga nivarini’ in the Vedas, which means that the one that is capable of curing all illness. Neemoil is extensively used in many Ayurveda medicines for its disease fighting properties.

Neem is used by health care and beauty care professionals for its extremely beneficial positive results. From hair to toe, the health benefits of essential neem oil are numerous. Experts suggest that a compound in neem oil called azadirachtin is responsible for most of the health benefits of neem oil.


This compound makes neem oil to possess anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. Besides azadirachtin, neem oil contains fatty acids like oleic acid and linoleic acid, which can do wonders on your skin.

The health benefits of essential neem oil are not limited to skin and hair care. It is very effective in making our immune system to function in its fullest. Here are some of the health benefits of neem oil, which makes it the favourite choice in the health care.


Treats skin infections

Treating skin infections is one of the major health benefits of neem oil. Neem oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties making it effective for treating skin infections.


Used as Skin Toner

Neem oil is well-known for its ability to prevent and treat wrinkles and fine lines. It works effectively on skin pigmentation as well. If you have acne scars and lesions, use neem oil regularly.


Treat Dry Skin

This is one of the major health benefits of essential neem oil. Dry skin is a common problem that will force us to try anything that gives a little moisture to skin. Now, take a break and start using neem oil. This will the best option for you to treat dry skin.


Scalp care

The antibacterial and antiseptic properties of neem will help in treating many scalp infections. Massage neem oil onto the scalp and wash off it after one hour. Doing this regularly will help you reap all the hair health benefits of neem oil.


Cure dandruff

Curing dandruff is one of the health benefits of neem oil. Dandruff is such an irritating problem that will make you completely go crazy. Use neem oil on your hair to treat your dandruff and see how the things will change within one or two weeks.


Treat acne

Neem oil is used very extensively by beauty professionals to treat acne and its leftover scars. Dab a cotton ball in neem oil and then apply it evenly on your face. Treating acne is one of the most important health benefits of neem oil.


Treat cuts and wounds

Neem oil can be used very effectively to treat minor cuts and wounds. Neem oil and neem leaves contain excellent skin care ingredients, which will help in treating minor cuts. This is one of the major health benefits of neem oil.


Treats fungal infections

Treating fungal infections is one of the well-known health benefits of essential neem oil. Fungal infections of the skin like ring worms, nail fungus and athelete's foot can be treated by the powerful anti-fungal property of neem oil.


Gum health

The antiseptic property of neem oil plays an important role in most of the health benefits of neem oil. Many dental care products like toothpaste, mouth wash, and rinse contains neem oil oil as a main ingredient.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 20:04 [IST]
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