Consuming neem leaves as a paste, in tea or just chewing a twig freshly plucked from the tree will provide several benefits to your health as well as skin.

Amera Marian Varghese, clinical dietitian at Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, says, ‘Neem leaves are used to treat fungal and bacterial infections. They boost the immunity system, improve digestion and oral health. They also help in treating skin disorders, used for treating itching, eczema, ringworms and some mild skin diseases.’

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She adds that specific properties of neem leaf seed or barks can naturally reduce pain and swelling in joints.