Neem leaves as a paste are used to treat head lice, skin diseases, wounds and skin ulcers in many parts of Asia. Neem leaf powder can be taken internally and applied externally to the skin for allergies. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
Neem leaves as a paste are used to treat head lice, skin diseases, wounds and skin ulcers in many parts of Asia. Neem leaf powder can be taken internally and applied externally to the skin for allergies. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
Ayurveda

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What is neem? The health benefits of what Ayurveda calls the world’s most versatile medicinal plant, from boosting immunity to fighting cancer

  • Ayurvedic experts have for centuries promoted neem as ‘nature’s pharmacy’, with each of its parts – leaves, bark, flowers – full of potential health benefits
  • Used for cleaning teeth, strengthening hair and healing skin wounds, neem has also displayed promise in boosting immunity, and fighting cancer and Covid-19

Neem leaves as a paste are used to treat head lice, skin diseases, wounds and skin ulcers in many parts of Asia. Neem leaf powder can be taken internally and applied externally to the skin for allergies. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
Neem leaves as a paste are used to treat head lice, skin diseases, wounds and skin ulcers in many parts of Asia. Neem leaf powder can be taken internally and applied externally to the skin for allergies. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
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