Neem has been in use for several traditional medicinal purposes. From cleaning teeth to bathing, ancestors used neem for every health remedy. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimalarial properties. This nature of Neem makes it an excellent option for natural treatments. Neem is a wild plant that grows everywhere and is easily accessible. The leaves are a great source of minerals, fatty acids, and vitamins that are important for healthy hair and skin. These may be used in form of powder, paste and juice for healthy skin and hair. Neem also possesses anti-inflammatory features and is rich in vitamin E. It reduces wrinkles, dark spots, and fines lines, and also makes the skin look toned and firm.
Read on to know some proven benefits of neem.
1. Promotes hair growth
Make a self-extracted paste of neem by using around 250 milliliters of coconut oil and also add some fresh neem leaves to it. Boil together and then keep it aside for around 4-5 hours. Apply the oil on your scalp daily before sleeping at night. Wash off the hair next morning for the better results.
2. Provides even skin tone
Make a paste of one spoon of tulsi and neem powder each and add some drops of rosewater to make a thick paste. Then apply it all on your face and wash after some time. It will help lighten the skin tone and soothe the skin.
3. Cures chickenpox
The most effective and easiest way to treat chicken pox without much disturbance is to use of neem water on chicken pox. Boil some fresh neem leaves and strain them. Leave water to cool it down and then apply it on the poxes by using a clean ball of cotton. It will effectively work like a best remedy.
4. Prevents premature graying of hair
Mix one teaspoon of neem powder and two teaspoon of yogurt in a bowl. Apply the mixture on your scalp, from tips to roost. Leave it for about 15 minutes and then wash it with fresh water. Neem possess antibacterial and antifungal properties that help in removing dandruff from hair and antioxidants in neem leaves help to prevent the premature greying of hair which is caused due to hormonal disorder.
5. Treats eczema
Like its leaves, neem bark has medicinal properties. So, for the treatment of itching, take some pieces of bark and soak it in water for night. Now make it into paste and apply it over the affected place. Itching will stop quickly and give you a calming relief.
6. Acts as a natural hair conditioner
Take some neem leaves and grind into fine paste. Now add rose water in that neem paste in a bowl and also add one teaspoon of honey to the paste. Mix all ingredients and apply the paste on tresses. Wash tresses after 1 hour for naturally conditioned and smooth hair.