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    Health Benefits Of Neem Leaves


    Neem leaves are one of the most healthy leaves which is used for various medicinal purposes. Most of us know only the beauty benefits of neem leaves. However, neem leaves are very healthy and one of the natural rather Ayurvedic remedy for several health ailments.

    Summer season is around the corner and one of the deadliest and contagious diseases which can affect you is chicken pox. So, neem leaves are one of the natural remedies to keep the house clean and prevent chicken pox. Moreover, people suffering from pox apply neem leaves to prevent the itchiness and scars.

    Neem leaves is used as an essential ingredient in many Ayurveda medicines. Neem leaves contain nimbin, nimbinen, nimbolide, nimandial and many other beneficial compounds which are very healthy. This makes neem leaves anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

    Neem leaves are also used for athlete foot, ringworm and fungal infections in nails. A paste of neem leaves is also applied on the joints of arthritis patients. One of the common uses of neem leaves is, it is used as a medicine to treat poisons and insects bites. Neem leaves also have beauty benefits. For example, neem leaves is one of the best natural cures for acne, pimples, scars etc.

    Here are some of the health benefits of neem leaves which makes it a special medicine in Ayurveda and other natural treatments.

    Health Benefits Of Neem Leaves:



    Chicken Pox

    Post chicken pox, the patient is asked to bathe in neem leaves boiled water. It helps sooth the skin and also prevents the infection from spreading further on the skin.


    Sore Throat

    This is one of the health benefits of neem leaves. Gargling boiled water with neem leaves will soothe sore throat.


    Eye Care

    Eye infections like conjunctivitis can be treated by washing the eyes with boiled neem water. Boil neem leave sin water for about 10 minutes and let it cool completely. You can also use it to wash your irritated, burning eyes.


    Insect Bites

    The anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory properties in neem leaves treats insect bites naturally. The neem leaves paste can also be applied to reduce inflammation and ulcers.



    Applying the paste of neem leaves is one of the best remedies to treat arthritis pain. It can also be applied to reduce swelling in the joints. A neem leaves paste body massage can also provide relief from back pain.



    Neem has an important compound named gedunin which helps treat malaria fevers. Consuming boiled neem leaves water is an Ayurvedic treatment for malaria.


    Skin Care

    You can apply neem leaves or use it as an ingredient in face packs to treat various skin problems like acne, pimples etc. Neem leaves act as a natural skin toner.


    Hair Care

    The anti-bacterial properties in neem leaves fights hair and scalp problems like hair fall, lice, dry scalp etc.

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    Story first published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 13:41 [IST]
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