Ayurveda is brimming with spices and herbs that are enough to heal a person. Neem is one such medicinal herb in Ayurveda that has been a traditional remedy for ages. Haven’t you heard your parents and grandparents hail the neem leaves repeatedly? Well, it turns out they haven’t been wrong after all! It is said that each part of the neem tree, which have over 130 different biologically active compounds, is used in traditional Ayurvedic treatment for multiple health woes. Packed with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antimalarial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, neem is perhaps your one-stop shop for all concerns! 

Health Benefits of Neem 


With strong antibacterial properties, neem leaves work wonders for infections, burn and many such skin concerns. A mix of ground neem leaves mixed with turmeric into a paste can be an excellent home remedy for a host of issues such as itching, eczema, ringworms, etc. 

Boost Immunity 

Neem’s antimicrobial and antioxidant properties can prove very effective in strengthening your immune system. Chewing neem leaves may prevent the damage caused by free radicals and bring down the risk of many diseases. Neem leaves also tend to destroy bacteria and further stimulates the immune system. 


As per experts, neem leaves can destroy excess bacteria in the intestinal region, cleanse your colon and further facilitate smoother digestion. It is also said to be great for the liver. 

Oral Health 

Haven’t you tried neem-based toothpaste yet in India? Chewing neem leaves is said to have multiple benefits for dental and oral health. The antibacterial nature of neem fights germs and maintains the alkaline level of our saliva. 

Nourishing Hair 

Neem is rich in antioxidants which protects the scalp from oxidative stress caused by the free radicals. Moreover, neem leaves have anti-fungal properties, which work effectively against dandruff-causing fungi called Malassezia. 

You can chew neem leaves as is or add them to your tea. Neem water can also be consumed.