What Is Neem Benefits, Uses, Risks, and Side Effects


Neem is a natural herb that comes from the neem tree also known as ‘Azadirachta Indica.  Neem is also best famed for its anti-aging properties. Neem benefits because of its antioxidant properties, neem protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation rays, pollution, and alternative environmental factors. The vitamins and fatty acids in neem improve and maintain the elasticity of the skin, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. This makes you and your skin look rejuvenated and young.

Neem is additionally helpful in fighting against fungal infection (mycosis). Its antifungal and anti-bacterial properties keep harmful bacteria and fungi at bay. 

Properties and benefits  of Neem:

Due to its potential properties, neem has been used in ayurvedic medicines and cosmetics for many years. 

  • Neem has anti-dermatic properties which may be helpful for skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema
  • Neem may be helpful in the fight with infections due to its anti-microbial property
  • It may have anti-cancer potential 
  • Neem is rich in calcium thus it is good for bones.
  • Neem contains high fatty acids, including stearic, oleic, and linoleic acids. These fatty acids collectively have antioxidative, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties that promote healthy skin.
  • Drinking Neem leaves water may enhance the immune system.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory property, it reduces acne and pimples.
  • The antibacterial properties of neem are also beneficial in getting rid of oral bacteria and significantly improving oral health. 
  • Neem is packed with 140 active compounds which give numerous anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects and is used as a treatment of gastrointestinal, ulcers and brain ailments.
  • Neem oil is an excellent source of skin moisturizer. Applying neem oil on your skin makes it clear and youthful. Vitamin E present in neem oil repairs damaged skin.

How to Use Neem? 

Neem can be used in several forms like neem herb water, neem oil, and many other products derived from the neem.

However, the best way to use pure neem in day-to-day life or for some special remedy is to use neem hydrosol or say neem ark and cold-pressed neem oil. Making these two neem products does not require any chemicals or preservatives at all. And these can be used for eating and applying purposes. 

Neem hydrosol/ark or Herb Water

The pure potent herb water of neem is a tonic for the human body used as a skin toner, medicine, body detoxifier etc. 

  • Neem herb water is known for its natural anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. 
  • It helps in controlling dandruff as it has the property to unclog pores and also gives the hair a good shine.
  • It makes the hair feel smooth too. Treats skin irritation, pimples, and heat rashes in the body.
  • Taking a bath with neem water also cures acne, scars, and blackheads.
  • When left on hair without plain water rinse, neem water can help kill lice over time. 

Making of Neem leaf water-ark SNAANA

No one does it the way SNAANA makes neem hydrosol/neem ark. The technique doesn’t require any chemicals or preservatives making it so far the best clean and sustainable method of producing healthy effective neem water

Neem Cold pressed oil 

Neem oil comes from cold-pressing the seeds of the neem tree. The powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties of cold-pressed neem oil help in treating body, skin, and hair problems like dandruff and itchy scalp, rashes, fungal infections, intestine worms, etc. 

Benefits of Neem Oil 

  • Treating Wrinkles
  • Moisturizing the dry skin
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Remove scars
  • Treating psoriasis
  • Treating eczema
  • Treats dandruff

Both neem hydrosol and neem cold-pressed oils are potent, healthy, and effective for multiple uses on the body, hair, and skin. Many concerns call for using a hydrophilic solution where neem hydrosol fits well while in areas where the lipophilic solution is needed, neem oil is good to use. 

Side Effects of Neem 

Neem is possibly safe for adults when it is used in recommended amounts. 

  • It might be harmful to the liver and kidneys. 
  • May Lower blood sugar
  • Causes allergic reactions
  • Excess inhalation of neem causes stomach irritation or indigestion
  • Always do a patch test when using the product for the first time.

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