Neem purifies the blood and hence finds use in the treatment of skin disease and diabetes. Ayurvedic practitioners have used neem in blood pressure and lowering of cholesterol. Neem also finds use in treatment of hair problems.
The anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of neem have led to its widespread use in body and hair soaps, lotions and creams.
Neem also enhances the immune system of the body and also protects against premature aging and diseases.
Neem in modern medicine system
Neem contains chemicals such as nimbin, nimbinin, nimbidin and azadirachtin which may help in reducing blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent conception, kill bacteria and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.
The various uses of neem in modern therapy are in the treatment of:
Skin conditions and diseases
Birth control (contraception)