Neem is a tree. It grows in tropical regions such as India and Myanmar. The bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine. Less often, the root, flower, and fruit are also used.
Neem is used for tooth plaque, gum disease (gingivitis), lice, to repel insects, and for other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
How does it work ?
Neem contains chemicals that might help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent pregnancy, kill bacteria, and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.
Possibly Effective for tooth plaque. Most research shows that applying a gel containing neem leaf extract to the teeth or using a neem mouthwash can reduce the amount of plaque on the teeth. But it might not be as helpful as using chlorhexidine mouthwash. A mild form of gum disease (gingivitis). Most research shows that applying a gel containing neem leaf extract or using a neem mouthwash can reduce gingivitis in some people, but it doesn’t seem to be as helpful as chlorhexidine mouthwash and it may not be effective for people with long-standing gingivitis.
Lice. Clinical research shows that applying a neem extract shampoo to the scalp once completely cures head lice in children.
Neem leaf powder purifies the blood, battles free radical damage, flushes out toxins, treats insect bites, and cures ulcers. Furthermore, the powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties of neem leaf powder facilitates in treating worm infestation, burns, skin disorders and triggers the immune system.
- Fights dandruff
- Eliminates ringworm
- Kills head lice
- Combats acne
- Strengthens teeth (when mixed with toothpaste)
- Helps control sinusitis
- Relieves athletes’ foot
- Alleviate Psoriasis
- Helps soothe Eczema
- Prevents hair loss