9. Fights Nail Problems
Neem can be used to treat all kinds of problems related to nails like splintering and peeling as well as brittle nails. Its antiseptic and antifungal properties can help treat and prevent different types of nail infections, including toenail fungus.
- Simply apply neem oil on the infected toenail twice daily for 1 month to treat toenail fungus. This remedy will also help make your nails strong, thus preventing them from peeling or becoming brittle.
- You can also apply neem oil on your nails to stop nail biting. The bitter taste will discourage you from putting your fingers in your mouth.
10. Treats Cancer
According to a 2014 study by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the extracts of neem seeds, leaves, flowers and fruits have shown chemo-preventive and antitumor effects in different types of cancer, including cervical and prostate cancer.
Several components as well as antioxidants in neem leaves are beneficial in cancer treatment. Neem can help prevent or treat cancer by boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, removing free radicals, blocking hormonal activity and inhibiting cell division.
Consult a doctor before using neem or any other herb to treat or reduce the risk of cancer.
Warning: Side effects are not common from the use of neem leaves in normal doses. However, do not give this herb to infants or small children. Neem is also not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women or those who are trying to conceive. In addition, neem oil should never be taken internally.