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Can Neem help to cure acne permanently?


Neem, is a holistic remedy for acne & pimples. It consists of anti-viral, anti-fungus, anti-septic, anti-oxidant, astringent and anti-inflammatory features. Instead of broccoli, blue berries and all such herbs, neem is extremely much stronger. Thus neem freezes the free radicals and stimulates the immune system, making it more powerful. You can apply its oil or use soap on your skin or hair, it heals all the damages that have happened earlier and makes you feel rejuvenated. Along with this, as a bonus, it erases wrinkles and is anti-aging. It does have a bitter taste, but if you are able to drink neem leaves juice, it purifies your blood and makes your skin supple. You can also add raw honey to decrease its bitterness.

10 Amazing Benefits Of Neem Paste

Neem leaves have an ingredient called quercetin, which reduces the inflammation, the redness from skin and is very effective on pimples and acne, it sooths down the skin. Neem also contains salicylic acid that is strongly anti-bacterial, doesn’t allow any disease infect your skin. So acne is afraid to breakout. Oil, which is extracted from neem tree’s bark is quite nourishing, because it contains healthy fats and hydrating material. Thus, neem holds a high value in Ayurveda, of a remedy that cures all skin problems.

What are the Different Methods to use Neem for skin?

Yogurt and Neem Pack:

  • Neem, when mixed in yogurt is too beneficial in keeping your skin radiant and flawless. Yogurt helps in removing the dryness and moisturizes the skin and neem is anti-bacterial, which doesn’t allow the acne to break out, if it already has, neem helps in curing it.

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How to Use

  • Take a hand full of neem leaves and put them in the sunlight. Within a few days they will dry down. Grind them and make their powder. Take 2 teaspoons of this powder and mix with 1 teaspoon of Gram flour (besan in Hindi). Mix them both and add some yogurt to it, to make a paste.
  • Apply this paste to the infected part, gently and evenly. Leave it there for 20 minutes. The moment it dries up, wash with plain water and pat dry. Don’t wash with any soap, as it increases the dryness. The whole procedure should be done at least twice a week, to get a fair amount of positive result.

Neem & Rosewater:

  • The moment you feel that acne has broken out, begin its cure, as initially it can be nipped in the bud.

Skincare Treatment

How to Use

  • First dry some neem leaves to make powder. Make a paste by adding some rose water to it. Softly apply this paste evenly on the infected portion attentively. No paste should go in your eyes; your eyes can get hurt, creating further trouble. Let it rest there for the whole night. Next morning you will be surprised to find the pimple missing. Repeat this procedure for 2 to 3 times and all pimples and their marks will fade completely.
  • You can also use the neem leaves in your bath every day, for shielding your skin against any infection. Boil some leaves of neem in water and take out the residue and put it in your bath tub or the bucket you are using to hold bath water.
  • There is another way, put a few leaves in your bath tub water and wait for some minutes for having the bath. The skin all over your body will remain uninfected and look supple.

Neem & Multani Mitti Pack:

  • Making this pack is very easy for you at home. It helps in reducing acne and pimples to a great extent. Multani mitti is cool and it helps in soothing your skin. Your skin texture will become supple and glows more that the original.

Neem & Multani Mitti Pack:

How to Use

  • You can get this multani mitti from any riverbeds and mix it with the powder of dried neem leaves. Add a single teaspoon of neem powder with a handful of multani mitti and make a paste by adding some plain water. Tenderly rub this paste on the infected part, evenly.
  • Let it remain there for 20 minutes and after that wash with plain water. It will also help in removing any blemishes left behind by acne and pimples or any other things. It will make your skin more supple than the original. But better be regular in following this procedure.

Neem to Erase Acne Scars:

  • After you get cured from this acne and pimples, their marks keep taunting you for a long time. You try some creams and ointments, which give you a guarantee of 100% in removing the scars, but most of them, prove without even fading them a little bit. You can become angry and feel frustrated. This is the time you turn to neem seeking help, it does do that.
  • It has strong anti-inflammatory features that help in removing these marks and scars. Better get a reputed pack of neem to attain a radiant and spotless skin.

Neem and Sandalwood Face Pack:

  • Sandalwood also kills the burning and itching that your skin is feeling when an acne has out broken on your skin. Neem, when is combined with sandalwood makes a killer pack for acne to all skin types.

How to Use

  • Boil some neem leaves in water and then filter it down the moment it cools down. Mix sandalwood powder in it to make a paste.  Apply on the infected area, smoothly and evenly. Let it dry itself for 20 minutes and then wash it with plain water and pat dry. It reduces the acne and pimples to zero level and makes your skin go lighter in shade. It also brings a pinkish tinge on your cheeks.


  • All these remedies have a significant role to play when the removal of acne arises. Neem is so strong and mixing it with the above mentioned recipes can bring you laurels. Neem has a strong presence in the Ayurvedic world since time immortal. You better Consult an Ayurvedic Doctor before you begin using these remedies as he/she can give the best advice, to try which remedy and how to use it. Follow his prescriptions precisely and you have a glowing and supple skin.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Neem (Indian Lilac)-Neem Capsules by Planet Ayurveda


In Indian villages, Neem is known by the name “Village Pharmacy” because of its numerous health benefits. It is used in Ayurvedic medicines since thousands of years. Its stem bark, root bark, gum,  flower, seeds, leaves and seed oil are used for various medicinal purposes. Neem tree has been described in Ayurveda’s main text Charak Samhita as Sarva Roga Nivarini (that which keeps all the diseases at bay) or Arishtha (reliever of the disease). Neem, a tree native to India is a vital ingredient in Ayurvedic practice.

According to Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, it is essential for health to take all 6 tastes in diet daily. The bitter taste balances Pitta and Kapha doshas and is said to be cooling, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and cleansing in nature. But, unfortunately in western countries the standard diet is lacking in bitter taste. Therefore, neem and other bitter herbs can be a great way to get the healing taste as a part of the diet. Neem is considered as an incredibly healing herb.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Neem

  • Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica
  • English Name: Margosa  or neem
  • Family: Meliaceae


  • Taste:  Bitter and Astringent
  • Qualities: Light to digest and dry in nature
  • Undergoes pungent taste after digestion
  • Potency: Cold
  • Effect on Tridosha: Balances Pitta and Kapha but increases Vata dosha.

Charak has classified neem among the group of herbs that are useful in relieving itching and among the group of bitter tasting herbs.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Neem

Generally, all parts of neem have the following health benefits—

  • Neem undergoes digestion and absorption very easily and quickly. It helps in improving the digestion process. It helps in absorbing moisture from the intestine. It dries up and cleans up the moisture in wounds and ulcers.
  • Neem helps in balancing Pitta and Kapha doshas. Though neem has cold quality, it helps to balance Kapha which has cold quality. This is due to its other properties such as—undergoing pungent taste after digestion.
  • Neem is also useful in intestinal worms, infested wounds hence considered as an anti-microbial agent. It helps to cleanse and heal wound quickly.
  • It helps to relieve anorexia. Bitter tasting herbs, though difficult to consume, have this unique property of relieving anorexia.
  • It is useful in diabetes and diseases of urinary tract.
  • It is quite useful in numerous skin diseases.
  • Being coolant in nature, neem leaves help to relieve bleeding disorders.
  • Twig of neem is especially beneficial in respiratory problems like—bronchitis and cold.
  • Neem is also useful in inflammatory conditions and skin conditions having redness and pus.
  • Flower of neem is good for eyes.
  • According to Sushruta, oil extracted from neem fruit is pungent , hot in potency, has piercing quality and useful in skin diseases and headache.

Different ways to use Neem

  • Neem for Diabetes and associated skin diseases/wound—Neem helps in lowering blood glucose levels hence useful in diabetes. It is also useful in skin diseases and helps in healing the wounds. Hence, it is one of the herbal ingredient in many Ayurvedic formulations used in diabetes. It also helps to heal the wounds quickly and relieves skin diseases such as—diabetic carbuncles.
  • Neem powder used as soap or in bathing water—People having repeated skin infections with redness and pus and people with repeated abscess problem, they should add a spoon of neem powder to a bucket of hot water and use this water for bathing.
  • For liver health—Mix 1/8 tsp of neem and 1/8 tsp of turmeric with 1 tsp of Aloe vera juice and ½ cup of water. Take this mixture 3 times daily.
  • For oral health—For preparing natural homemade mouthwash, take 4 tsp of neem herbal extract, add 5 drops of tea tree oil and 2 cups water. Take a small amount into the mouth and swish for 3 minutes twice a day.
  • Neem powder can be made into paste with honey or water can be apply over the wound in the form of paste.
  • Neem water decoction can be used for washing during infection like—infected pile mass, for washing eyes, for washing infected anal fistula or haemorrhoids.
  • Neem can be used as a part of food or as oral medication.

Neem Capsules by Planet Ayurveda

  • Neem capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain neem leaves which is rich in fibre. The leaves of neem consists of 10 amino acids. The active constituents of leaves are—nimbolide, nimbandial, quercentin, nimbiene and desacetylnimbinase.

Benefits of Neem Capsules of Planet Ayurveda:

  • In Psoriasis—Bark extract of Neem which is used in capsules relieves itching and pain and also reduces the scale and redness of lesions in Psoriasis.
  • Acne—It is considered as nature’s best blood purifier thus it is the best remedy for acne as well as to clear the acne scars.
  • Ulcers—Neem helps in speeding the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers. It is also an effective herb for acid formation.
  • Pyorrhea—The extracts of neem prevents pyorrhea, periodontal diseases and tooth decay.
  • Diabetes—Neem Capsules help in reducing the blood sugar levels naturally and help in providing relief in both insulin dependent as well as non-insulin dependent diabetes.
  • Under Eye Dark Circles—The blemishes are due to stress, nutritional deficiency, irregular sleep, malnutrition etc. Neem helps in purifying the blood but keeping in mind other factors, specific treatment for the cause is also recommended.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice or thrice daily for 1 month after meals with plain water.

Neem Side Effects

  • Since it can lower blood glucose levels, as a general rule, if one is fasting then it is better to avoid oral intake of neem.
  • People with diabetes should use neem only under medical provision with constant blood glucose level monitoring.
  • Neem is quite Vata provoking and hence should not be used in excess by those with Vata imbalance like—anxiety, dry skin, constipation.