Uses of Neem Leaf Powder

Updated April 17, 2017

More and more people are steering away from synthetic drugs as they discover safer, cheaper and sometimes more effective natural home remedies. Neem leaves, for example, demonstrate a wide range of medicinal benefits and exhibit immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycaemic, anti-ulcer, antimalarial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties. Many people throughout the world use this invaluable Indian leaf in its powder form to treat conditions of the skin and hair, as a natural pesticide and insecticide and for other uses.


Use Neem leaf powder to treat and even cure a variety of skin conditions. Neem helps to relieve itching and redness of irritated skin, lighten scars, moisturise dry and cracked skin and treat skin infections. Treat eczema, psoriasis and even acne by applying Neem powder to problem areas on the skin. Several skin care products already contain Neem, but it is not necessary to purchase special brands in order to experience its benefits. Add Neem powder to the face washes, lotions and salt scrubs you already have.

Hair and Scalp

Neem powder contains properties that help relieve a dry and itchy scalp. Neem also works to effectively treat dandruff. Prolonged use of Neem powder on the hair and scalp promotes shiny, silky and healthy hair. According to, Neem helps eliminate head lice, promotes hair growth and aids in the decrease of hair loss and in deterring premature greying.


Sprinkled onto soil, Neem leaf powder acts as a natural pesticide and insecticide. Rather than immediately killing the pests and insects, though, Neem powder controls and lessens the population by affecting their life cycle. In other words, Neem enters the pests' and insects' systems and blocks certain hormones. The bugs forget to mate or stop laying eggs. Many people will add Neem powder to fertilisers, as well.

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Jessie Farkas has been writing professionally since 2006. Her work has been featured in "The Record-Courier," "The Nevada Sagebrush" and on several online publications. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno.