Neem is used in various traditional medicinal cures since the ancient times. From bathing to cleaning teeth, our ancestors used this magical ingredient in almost every health benefiting remedy. So why don’t we take a page from their book of home remedies and know about the great effective uses of neem?
Neem is antiseptic, antimalarial and antibacterial in nature. And it is this nature of this herb, that makes it a great ingredient in many of the natural treatments. It is a wild plant, that grows anywhere and everywhere, and easily accessible too.
Here is a list of some effective benefits and uses of neem that you must try at least once to reap the best of this herb.
1. Neem Face Pack For Acne
Take a handful of fresh neem leaves in a bowl and soak them in water for few hours. Then make a paste of them, including the soaked water and then apply that paste o your face or just the acnes. Wash off after 1 hour with plain water and then follow up with a good moisturizer.
2. Neem Oil For Hair
Prepare a self-extracted goodness of the neem by taking 250ml of coconut oil and adding a handful of fresh neem leaves in it. Boil these two together and then set it aside for at least 4-5 hours. Strain the oil and then use this oil to apply it on your scalp every night. Wash off your hair every next morning for quick results.
3. Neem Leaves For Healthy Skin
Add 15-20 fresh neem leaves to your bathing water and let them soak in for 10 minutes at least. Use this water to bath in and then see the difference in your skin texture.
4. Neem Face Pack For Even Skin Tone
Make a paste of 1 teaspoon of tulsi powder and neem powder each and add rosewater to make a thick paste. Apply it all over your face and wash off after some time. This will help lighten the skin tone and soothe your skin.
5. Neem As Chickenpox Cure
The easiest and the most effective way to cure chicken pox without much fuss is to use neem water on them. Boil a handful of fresh neem leaves and then strain them. Leave the water to cool down and then dab it on the poxes using a clean cotton ball. This will effectively work like a wonder remedy.
6. Neem Hair Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of neem powder and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (Curd) in a bowl together. Now apply this mixture on your mane, from roots to tips. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water.
7. Neem For Treating Eczema
Neem bark has equal medicinal properties as its leaves. So, for relieving the itching, take a piece of neem bark and then soak it in water overnight. Now grind it into a paste and then apply it over the affected area. The itching will stop instantly and give you a soothing relief.
8. Neem For Curing Dark Circles
Squeeze out the juice of a handful of grinded leaves. Now take two cotton pads and soak them in the neem juice for a while. squeeze out the excess juice from the soaked pads gently and then place them on your eyes. Let them stay for 10 minutes or so and then wash off your eyes with plain water.
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9. Neem As A Natural Hair Conditioner
Take a handful or two of fresh neem leaves and then grind them into a fine paste. Now take the grinded neem paste in a bowl and add rose water and 1 teaspoon of honey to it. Mix all the ingredients well and then apply it on your tresses. Avoid applying the paste on your scalp. Wash off after 1 hour for smooth and naturally conditioned hair.
10. Neem For Quicker Healing Of Wounds
Neem is greatly effective in healing wounds faster than any other medicine. To make the medicinal paste, take 1 teaspoon of neem powder and honey each and mix them well together. Apply the paste on your wound(s) and let it stay for a while.
Now go outside and grab some fresh leaves of this amazing useful herb immediately, and start reaping its benefits from this instance! Share your experience with us on how effective did you find the remedy you used for yourself.