Health benefits of neem powder

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health benefits of neem powder

The Azadirachta indica is the scientific name of neem. The neem tree is native to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India. Nowadays, it is grown worldwide due to its medicinal and healing properties. It is useful herb for the treatment of many different illnesses. It has anti – inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antibacterial properties which are making it a very effective home remedy.

Neem powder has many health benefits so you should add it in your diet. You can consume it internally as tea or you can add it to cuisines or used externally as well. In the past, neem powder was used as a contraceptive. Nowadays, the neem powder is used in the lotions, soaps and cosmetics. You can consume neem powder to treat digestive problems. Also it can enhance the immunity and it is acting as a blood purifier. This is inexpensive home remedy so you should add it in your daily life.

Here are some health benefits of neem powder

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Hair loss: One of the most common problems which both men and women are facing is the hair loss. There are many different causes for hair loss. One of the best natural treatments for the treatment of hair loss is the neem powder. You can prepare a paste of neem powder and water and you can add Aloe Vera to it. You should apply this paste on the scalp or hair roots two times per week and apply it twenty to thirty minutes before bath. [1]

Eczema: This is a chronic skin condition. We know that eczema is the inflammation of the epidermal layer of the skin. Dry, itchy and red patches on the skin are the symptoms of eczema. This condition is more common in children and infants than adults. You can make a paste by mixing neem powder, water and some turmeric. You should apply this paste to the affected area. It has been proven that the neem powder can be used as a very effective home remedy for getting a relief from eczema. [2]

Acne and pimples: You should add neem powder to your yoghurt or fuller’s earth. You can make a paste of neem powder, water, yogurt and fuller’s earth. You should apply it on your face. You should rinse it after it gets dry. You should repeat this natural treatment two to three times per week to get best results.

Psoriasis: This is a chronic skin condition which is marked by silver or red, itchy, scaly and painful patches and they are caused by the extra growth of cells. You can use the neem powder as your natural treatment for psoriasis. Also you can consume the neem powder internally or you can apply it externally. You should take one teaspoon of neem powder and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed with lukewarm water and take it two times per day. Also you can mix water with neem powder and apply this home remedy externally to the affected areas and do it on daily basis. [3]

Athlete’s foot: One of the most common skin diseases is the Athlete’s foot. This is a contagious condition and it can spread to other parts of the body. You can use the neem powder paste for the treatment of this condition. It can help to soothe skin irritations and you can use it as non – toxic and fungus – fighting foot powder. You should make a paste by mixing neem powder and water. You should apply it to the affected areas on regular basis. Neem powder has anti – bacterial, anti – fungal and antiseptic properties which can help in the fight against Athlete’s foot. [4]

Sinusitis: The inflammation of the sinus is known as sinusitis. You can use the neem powder as your home remedy for this condition. You can use the neem powder as nasal drops for the treatment of sinusitis and it will reduce the inflammation. You should mix one teaspoon of neem powder in one cup of hot water and you should take two to three drops, two times per day to get a relief. [5]

Dandruff: This is a harmless condition but it can ruin your self – esteem. It can happen due to the shedding of the dead cells from the scalp or the flaking of a dry scalp. The neem powder can be used as a home remedy for treatment of dandruff. You should add neem powder in water and you should apply it to the hair roots and then consume the water. You should let it stay there for thirty minutes and rinse it thoroughly. If you use it on regular basis, then you will rid of the dandruff. [4]

References:

[1] Reutemann P, Ehrlich A. Neem oil: An herbal therapy for alopecia causes dermatitis. Dermatitis. 2008;19(3):E12-5.

[2] Romita P, Calogiuri G, Bellino M, et al. Allergic contact dermatitis to neem oil: an underrated allergen? Contact Dermatitis. 2019;81(2):133-4.

[3] Pandey SS, Jha AK, Kaur V. Aqueous extract of neem leaves in treatment of Psoriasis vulgaris. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology. 1994;60(2):63-7.

[4] Anand A, Niharika A. Antifungal properties of neem (Azardirachta indica) leaves extract to treat hair dandruff. E-International Scientific Research Journal. 2010;2(3):244-52.

[5] Jagadeesh K, Srinivas K, Revankar SP. Anti inflammatory effect of Azadirachta indica (neem) in albino rats – An experimental study. IOSR Journal Of Pharmacy. 2014;4(1):34-8.

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