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 10 Brilliant Health Benefits of Neem leaves

  Last Updated : Jun 15,2021






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Top 10 Brilliant Health Benefits of Neem leaves

Neem leaves are obtained from neem tree (Indian Lilac) that are found throughout India. They are extensively used in making Ayurvedic medicines because of their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Neem leaves contain nimbin, nimbolide, nimandial and over 130 various biologically active compounds that help in the treatment of skin and gum disease, detoxifies blood and helps in skin toning, reducing acne, promote a healthy respiratory and digestive system, nourish hair. The leaves can be directly applied to scalp to treat head lice. In India, Neem leaves are dried and placed in cupboards to prevent insects from eating the clothes and also in containers where cereals like rice are stored. Also, one of the components gedunin found in neem leaves is very effective for treating malaria. The odor suppresses mosquitoes from laying eggs.

1. Removes Toxins
Since ages neem leaves have been known for their cleansing properties. A concoction of neem leaves in the form of Neem Juice helps get rid of toxins from the body.

Neem Juice

Neem Juice

2. Good for Bones
Neem is rich in calcium and thus good for bones. A massage of neem oil on the joints helps relive the arthritic pain and reduces inflammation (1).

Good-for-Bones

3. Iron Rich
Iron is very essential for blood production and a cup of neem gives about 28.47% of the daily iron requirement.

Iron-Rich

4. Loaded with Anti-oxidants
Being rich in antioxidant quercetin and nimbolide, it helps protect from free radical damage (2) which otherwise can lead to other health complications like diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc.

Loaded with Anti-oxidants

5. Builds Immunity
Eating neem leaves enhances the immune system (3) (4). Chew on a handful of cleaned and washed neem leaves daily to keep viral infections at bay.

Builds Immunity

6. Good for Skin Health
A paste of neem leaves and turmeric powder is effective in reducing skin pigmentation and lightening scars. Neem leaves are often used to make face packs to keep the skin supple and moisturized (5). A daily consumption of neem leaves also proves to be beneficial for skin.

Good for Skin Health



7. Hair Health
Its high antioxidant property makes it suitable to support hair follicle growth. Washing your hair with boiled neem water after shampoo is very effective to moisturize the scalp and get rid of dandruff and lice (6) (7).

Hair Health

8. Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal
It possess anti-bacterial properties as well. It kills the unhealthy bacteria and thus cleanses the gut. Neem also has anti-fungal properties which may be helpful in humid climate of India (8).

Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal

9. Oral Health
To maintain good dental hygiene too, you can turn to neem leaves. They maintain the alkaline level of saliva, fight germs and gives a fresh breath. Neem extracts decrease the microorganisms present in mouth and prevent dental caries (9).

Oral Health

10. Good for Diabetes
A decoction made by boiling neem leaves if consumed daily helps regulate blood sugar levels too. In a study, neem leaf extract and seed oil exerted hypoglycemic effects (10) (11). It may also be helpful in preventing or delaying the onset of the diabetes.

Good for Diabetes

Nutrition Information for Neem leaves, Neem

Nutritional Information for 1 cup Neem leaves
One cup of is Neem leaves 35 grams.
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.

45 Calories
2.48 grams of Protein
8.01 grams of Carbs
0.03 grams of Fat

178.5 mg of Calcium (Ca) = 29.75% of RDA (about 600 mg)

5.98 mg of Iron (Fe) = 28.47% of RDA (about 21 mg)

6.77 grams of Fiber = 27.08% of RDA (about 25 grams)

44.45 mg of Magnesium (Mg) = 12.7% of RDA (about 350 mg)

28 mg of Phosphorus = 4.66% of RDA (about 600 mg)

88.9 mg of Potassium (K) = 1.89% of RDA (about 4,700 mg)

25.27 mg of Sodium (Na) = 1.3% of RDA (about 1902 mg)

Neem-Nutritional-Information

top health benefits of neem leaves

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 by Tarla Dalal
neem juice recipe | healthy neem juice | weight loss, detox neem juice | with 8 amazing images. Life is a blend of bitter-sweet memories. And so is this Neem Juice – although the bitterness courses through your senses the moment you sip it, it surprisingly leaves a sweet after-taste! Neem Juice is made from Neem Leaves and water, so its 100% pure. Neem Juice has a lot of medicinal benefits, and is especially good for your hair, skin and stomach. Known for its detox and cleansing properties, it is wise to have a Neem Juice to reap its benefits. It is therefore customary in Maharashtrian families to have a small quantity of this juice on Gudi Padwa day. You can try it too! Diabetic can also benefit from this Neem Juice. A small quantity of Neem Juice 2 to 3 times in a week can help keep blood sugar levels under check. Apart from using fresh herbs like neem to make Neem Juice, you can also try other herbal drinks like Herbal Caffeine Free-Tea or Fresh Herbal Tea. Enjoy how to make neem juice recipe | healthy neem juice | weight loss, detox neem juice | with detailed step by step photos below.
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10 Brilliant Health Benefits of Neem leaves
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 on 10 Nov 21 06:37 PM


Thank you very much. I enjoyed reading this post. Am having cramps n joint pains and stiffness due to osteoarthritis. Right now am considering to sit in pan of warm boiled neem leaves to see if it can help relieve the pain
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11 Nov 21 09:21 AM
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 on 31 Oct 21 11:50 PM


How many neem leaves ( big size) can I take safely every. Day to reduce itching? For how many months? Can I take it all my life without breaks or I need to give breaks?
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Tarla Dalal    You can have 2 to 3 neem leaves twice or thrice a week.
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11 Nov 21 09:26 AM
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 on 22 Jul 21 07:55 PM


I have this tree at home in Jamaica, and I know its benefits are great
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23 Jul 21 01:55 PM
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 on 19 Jul 21 07:05 PM


Thanks for the valuable information and how much quantity we can consume daily.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback. You can chew a few neem leaves daily. Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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20 Jul 21 03:09 PM
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 on 08 Jun 21 09:18 AM


It is very useful for everyone. Thank you so much for sharing information clearly.🙏
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08 Jun 21 02:45 PM
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 on 18 May 21 08:13 PM


Helps for vitiligo?? (white spots on skin)
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Tarla Dalal    We rare not very sure about this health ailment. Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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19 May 21 01:57 PM
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 on 07 Mar 21 07:24 PM


Neem leaves are very good but you can add lemon
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08 Mar 21 07:59 PM
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 on 16 Feb 21 06:32 AM


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16 Feb 21 03:03 PM
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 on 13 Feb 21 08:19 PM


Add 3 grams of been leaf powder to 300 ml water. Boil and reduce to 50 ml. Cool it and drink it on empty stomach 2 or 3 times a week. Will this benefit in bringing diabetes and eczema itch under control? Please advise. Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Vijayan, What do you mean by been leaf powder. Also for skin related problems like eczema, kindly contact a dermatologist.
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15 Feb 21 03:25 PM
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 on 21 Jan 21 09:56 PM


Thanks for sharing this information on neem. It is quite detailed and valuable.
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22 Jan 21 03:22 PM
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