Monday, March 15, 2010

Benefits of Neem leaves

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Today, I would be sharing with you some home remedies which use neem leaves. Neem is the best natural medicine available. It can take care of things from skin disorders to health problems. We will talk about the beauty aspects of neem.
  • I know this one is the most difficult. Chew everyday 2-3 leaves of Neem. I know it sounds disgusting. Believe me, it tastes really horrible. I have done it. At last, I could not bear to chew so I started swallowing the leaves. Wash them properly before in taking them. Do not boil them. A help would be take them with honey or jaggery. And, follow it up with a glass of water. Do not worry if you vomit in the starting days. Your body and taste buds will adapt gradually to it. And, the results are too good to ignore. In take of neem leaves would clean your system internally, improve the body metabolism and toxins elimination process. It would clean your blood of impurities and as a result, give you a clear skin. It even helps you get rid of constipation and improves your immune system. 
  • You can boil neem leaves in water and pour the water in your bath tub or use it for bathing. It would get rid of all skin disorders gradually. It helps in getting rid of bacteria at private parts and even the repelling body odor.
  • If you get any skin allergy, boil the neem leaves and apply the water on the allergy after letting it cool. Chilled will work even better. It will soothe your skin. And, the allergy will subside in a day or two. Last September, I had got this severe allergy which my dermatologist could not even diagnose. It had subsided with application of neem water.You can even apply neem paste on your allergies. I think it should be more effective.
  • You can store the neem water in small batches and use it to make face packs. It would be great help with pimples and acne.
  • If you get hold of neem oil, it treats acne really quick. Applying neem oil keeps your skin safe from any bacteria and fungal infection.
  • Of course, I forget to mention. Chewing neem leaves would help with cleaning your teeth also. And, just in case, you are thinking that you can substitute neem leaves with neem water. Do not do that. Because, when you boil neem leaves, a strange pungent odor comes which will repel you from drinking the water. Surely, you would even lose you apetite, the odor is that strong.
  • You can make a neem face pack by grinding the neem leaves with some water. It is a great face mask for anti-bacterial purposes. It heals acne really quick.
  • In case of any nicks and cuts, injuries and skin burns, you can apply neem oil, neem water or neem leaves paste over it. It gives great relief.
  • Neem can also be a part of the refreshing face spray
  • Dry the neem leaves well under sun and powder them. Make small pouches containing the powder and put several of these pouches in your cupboards. Your cupboards would be free of moth infestation. And, you do not have to bother with changing the pouches everyday. They will work up to an year. You can replace them again after an year. You may put your favorite essential oil in the neem leaves powder to impart a pleasant fragrance to your cupboards and clothes.

253 comments:

  1. for how many days can we keep bolied neem water

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  2. You can keep boiled neem water up to a week in refrigeration. If you have extra water leftover after a week, pour it in your bath and use it up. And, prepare a fresh batch next time. Always prepare small quantities to ensure freshness and effectiveness.

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  3. How do you make a Neem Water bath?

    1. Ratio of leaves to water while boiling?
    2. Ratio of neem water to tap water (or filtered water? I have severe skin eczema) after the boiling?
    3. Soak overnight then boil or vice versa?
    4. Boil (turns brown) or not (stays green)? (or simply make it lukewarm and not boil).

    Thanks.

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  4. There are no ratios as such. Neem leaves are pretty strong in odor so it is better you keep towards a lesser side. Using at max of 10 stems of fresh leaves is fine for an immediate water bath.
    If you have a geyser at home, then boil a mug full of water (a liter) with 10 stems separately. Boil the water till its first boil and then out on simmer for half hour so. The water will turn a little greenish in shade and give a pungent odor. Strain and pour it in your bath.
    In case you use a heating rod or gas to boil water, simply put the leaves in the water and boil till the water boils.
    But, in case, you are planning to store the water, it is better you use dried neem leaves.

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  5. what are neem leaves called in english?

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    1. Azadirachta indica

      Is the name in scientific english

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    2. Neem is the english name for that..

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    3. margosa leaves are the english name for neem leaves.

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  6. I think they are called neem leaves only in english too.

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  7. is it effective, if we use neem exract which we get after boiling it in water, to cure severe dandruff infection??

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  8. @anjali yes you can also use the neem extract after boiling neem in water....the liquid is very potent and effective in curing all kinds of allergies and infections....

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  9. Hi i would like to knw is Amla juice taken with aloe vera juice also good for acne and acne scars. I suffer from acne and most of the time the marks are left, my MIL in india has been drinking this and her sun burnt marks have faded, i just want to knw if this will help clear my face as well and also if amla churan is more effective or the amla juice. Can you also adv if basil leaves (if eaten) are good for acne as well? Thx

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  10. Hi Kat....well I am not sure how much amla juice helps with acne but I can tell you one thing why it worked for your MIL...amla is the richest source of vitamin C and vitamin C helps in collagen repair from inside and detoxifies the body improving the skin texture....thus I think you can drink this on a regular basis if not everyday (may be once in three days)....another added advantage of vitamin C is that it increases absorption of iron in the body which is very important for ladies...aloevera is definitely good as it improves the digestion and gets rid of stomach disorders first and foremost...but I am not very sure how much it would help with acne but my guess is that it should definitely help coz one of the main reasons for acne is when body is not able to throw the wastes properly so this juice will help in that process...and it would definitely bring a glow to your face so thats enough of temptation :)
    regarding amla churan and amla juice I would say that amla juice if freshly squeezed is better otherwise avoid the amls juice coz vitamin C breaks down immediately when it comes in contact with air so if not consumed within 10-15 minutes, it breaks down and does nothing for the body....if you do not have fresh source of amlas for juicing then you can go for amla churan...one tip is that instead of buying the churan from the market, buy around a kilo of amla fruits and dry them in shade for a week or so till they get dried properly...do not dry them in sun....then grind the fruits after removing the seeds and the core (wash the fruits well before drying them and keep them in a clean place so that they don't get dirty)....the powder will last you a long time...you can also take the powder in the morning along with some milk or honey coz it will be extremely bitter in taste so beware of that...
    and regarding basil leaves they are extremely good for clearing the skin and acne so yes they will help and they are really good for seasoning too....

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  11. i m having acne scars and holes on my face,i would like to know what is the best way to treat my skin and is there chances 4 me 2 get back my smooth and healthy skin.thanks in advance

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  12. hey shan...yes it absolutely possible to get the healthy skin even after a severe acne attack...but since you are saying you have scars and holes on your face, I think it is better you visit a dermatologist to get the extent of damage to your skin checked...home remedies help acne only till the time they are present or you can only treat the scars but no home remedy can help you with holes (I am assuming you meant small craters left in the skin) in the skin...getting a professional advise is wise...coz I am assuming you will probably have to go through some peeling sessions to smooth out the holes part....but if you have only scars to deal with, you can check out my section on Acne Skin Care...it has quite a lot of posts which talks about how to deal with acne and what helps and what doesn't....one thing I can point out is that you should do regular exfoliation (only if you do not have existing acne)....but before that there are a lot of things on which the treatment whether home or professional is based like the condition of your skin, do you still suffer from acne, severity of your acne and lot more....I hope my answer was useful....please do get back if you have any doubts or questions :)

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    1. could u please suggest some natural remedies to remove dark spots,blemishes on my face? i used neem water and it really worked well but the pimple marks are causing huge problem

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    2. try to use tomato or cucumber to remove the scars :)

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  13. Hey hi!!

    After reading your article I have started having neem leaves but I got a doubt.. You say you swallow it without chewing.. so will it work the same way as chewing? Actually even I wanna swallow it as chewing leaves is difficult because of its horrible taste.. so hope you clear my doubt.. Thanks!

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    1. Hi there, I take the neem leaf powder in capsule form. No bitter shock, no nausea. Works great! I take 3 capsules, 3 times per day. I also take triphala caps daily (similar benefts) - really good for skin and the immune system. So, not sure hw much neem I'm actually getting by swallowing in pill form (as I do both), but I feel great an my skin is clear again so I'm happy. I've been taking them a little over a month now. There was an initial cleansing of my skin deep layers but now only a couple small red spots that should be wiped out withn a week.

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    2. glad that it worked well for you :) taking it in pill form is also fine.

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    3. is himalaya neem capsules good?

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    4. is himalaya neem capsules good?

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    5. no idea!!! I haven't used them.

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  14. hey...yup swallowing is not a good option actually...coz ven we chew the food we are helping our stomach by breaking down the food so that the nutrients can be absorbed easily but if you we simply swallow the food the stomach has to breakdown the food and in some cases the food passes out as it is without breaking down so chewing is always a better option but neem leaves are so bitter that I tried chewing but it was really bad so I tested swallowing with a lot of water which worked better than chewing but if you can stand chewing it is the best...otherwise pair it with honey....that does seem to help a little bit :) not much though!!!

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  15. swati

    Good day!
    I am happy to read what you are posted. I am planning to apply the neem plants to skin problem.
    Hope that it will helps a lot to us.

    Thank you.

    misty eye

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  16. hey misty...sure it will help you...neem is one of the most potent of ayurveda remedies so do give a try and share your experiences!!!!

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  17. I have started to use baba ramdev aloe vera gel....will this help my acne and scars?

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  18. hey Sonvi...aloevera does help with scars and all so I guess it should help too...I am not sure coz it does have additives in it which might be irritating to your skin...even then it would be better to couple with other remedies for scars also like applying honey and lemon juice and sandalwood powder and for acne, bring a change in your diet and apply onion juice and garlic juice and ginger juice on the effected areas...also drinking apple cider vinegar at least thrice in a week does wonders for acne and skin overall...take care :)

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    1. HEY I AM 16 YRS OLD AND I AM HAVING SOME 2 3 WHITE PATCHES ON MY CHEEKS I CONCERNED TO A DERMATOLAGIST IN AIMS THEY SAID DAT THERE IS A INFECTION AND GAVED ME A CREAM BUT THERE NO CHNGE AFTER 2 WEEKS INFACT 1 MORE PATCH HS COME THERE WHAT TO DO SHOULD UE A NEEM FACE PACK ????

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    2. it might be some skin disease for which you should take a second opinion instead of going for home remedies!!

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  19. Heiiii!!!!!!
    actually i wanted 2 knw will it b useful 2 loose my weight by chewing 2-3 neemleaves daily???????

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  20. hey...I am not sure if you will lose weight with just chewing neem leaves...they just help in clarifying the skin and blood from inside not cut down on the fat...so you can compliment it with simple exercise done on a daily basis...I have posted articles on how to control weight with simple change in habits so you can go through them...hope this helps :)

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  21. Hi ....
    It was gud 2 read ur article... I am only having small acne over my cheeks and usually have acne on my neck n chest.. So wanna knw that will bathing with neem water wud be of help to me...

    waiting for ur advice....
    Thanx...

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  22. hey....yup bathing with neem water will definitely help but acne has to be also tackled from the root cause...so try to avoid acidic foods and spicy foods too...detoxify your body from the inside too...that will help a lot...I have done some posts on detoxification...you can go through them...but yes bathing with neem water is definitely helpful...if you want my advise chewing on neem leaves would be the best cure as it will act from inside and cleanse your body...I know its difficult but you can give it a try if you want to...hope this helps :)

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  23. Hello ! I stumbled upon your blog because of my father. He suggested i tried chewing neem leaves and drinking it too. He has been doing it over a week and he told me he feels great and even more energetic. He told me that his diabetic friend started taking neem leaves and over a period of time the stopped taking insulin. I don't know if that's possible lol Since i don't know the guy.

    My father told me he's gonna give me some leaves to try out because i have acne and acne scars and my immune system it's not very good, i get headaches every day. The doctors still don't know why. I also feel tired and weak and dizzy most of the time. I wanna gives neem leaves a try, but i have acid reflux and gastritis and i really don't want to vomit or have acid reflux pain I'm a big scary cat :( lol

    Should I give it a try?

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  24. bd hey hi....
    how much time we hv to eat neem leaves....??
    &when we get proper releif from acne & pimples...?
    how many leaves we have to eat in a day.??
    plz reply....

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  25. hi...eating neem leaves will definitely not bring acidity but vomiting is something which probably might occur in the starting but you get used to the taste of neem leaves afterward...eating the leaves is a good habit and 5 per day is more than enough but I am not sure how much the leaves will help with the headaches and immune system...headaches can be due to the poor dietary habits so taking a balanced diet and enough amount of water may help....try that :)

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  26. hey....eating neem leaves is a good habit and not a treatment...in taking it daily will help purify the blood and it is not necessary that the acne and pimples go away just coz you take neem leaves coz they may be occuring due to hormonal problems....but eating neem leaves will help with the digestion and metabolism so it is advised....it might or might not give relief from pimples and breakouts depending on the causes and chewing on 5 leaves daily will really not cause any harm so it can be given a try to know how it benefits the body :)

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  27. hey hi...it was a fab article..
    i wanna ask whether swallowing 2-3 leaves a day is sufficient???
    and can we make its paste n then swallow it...it will reduce the work of stomach...ya i know it will b difficult but not more difficult then chewing leaves...whats ur opinion??

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  28. hey Nikita...yes chewing 2-3 should be sufficient I think on a regular basis...yes, making a paste can also be done!!! and it can also be swallowed with water easily :)

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  29. pl let me know can i drink boied water of neem leafs. Iam comfortable with it But will it give same result as chewing of leafs

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  30. yes you can drink boiled water and as far as I know, it should also give same benefits :)

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  31. I was used to drinking boiled neem when very young, it is used for malaria treatment then.
    My questions are:
    1. can neem paste be mixed with locally made soap for bathing?
    2. Can drinking the boiled one & also bathing with such soap bring about, pimples, wrinkle free & smooth glowing skin?
    Thanks for your efforts in responding to questions.

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  32. hi Stag...yes, as far as I think neem paste can be mixed but how will you mix the soap??? I mean do you prepare the soaps on your own??? you might give it a try then!!! it wouldn't be reacting harmfully anyways!!! and, yes, using such a soap should definitely help the skin but I wouldn't say that it can reduce all the skin problems.

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  33. neem oil has just had a drastic effect on my skin. it made my eczema come back. i used a very litle drop of neem oil with about 10 drops of olive oil. earlier dermatologist had said neem leaves r not good for my skin either. so it is best to consult a doctor before use or do a patch test. :(

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  34. hi...yup patch test is necessary for every product you use and I am sorry that the neem oil didn't work for you...not everything works for everybody!!!

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  35. wow. I didn't know neem can be used in so many ways! Here in our place, it is only used to repel mosquitoes by burning the leaves!

    i learned something here. thanks!

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  36. hi Lily...I am glad that you learned something from the post and yup margosa leaves or neem is actually very useful so do try these remedies :)

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  37. I bought some fresh neem leaves to eat and urrrgh - the smell almost made me vomit. Just the idea of chewing them brought tears to my eyes! But I hit on a really good solution - I dried the leaves, crushed them into powder, added water to make a paste, rolled the mixture into pea-size balls, and then coated them in honey! The neem is now much easier to swallow :D

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    1. oh wow!!! awesome way to eat them :) great idea.

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  38. @shopwrecked: dt's a lovely idea!!!
    @swati: thank u 4 ur article n reply, it really helps!!

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  39. hey swati

    I am suffring from urticaria, and from today i start drinking boiled neem water with empty stomach. Is this right move, plz help

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    1. hi Saurabh....I have no idea what you are suffering from but I am sure you should go to a doctor for the treatment!!!

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  40. Hi. Can ground neem leaves mixed with water give the same effect as boiled leaves?

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  41. talk2naher@yahoo.co.inMay 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    my sister has regular pimple problem as its leave marks on her face can u plz suggest some tips to get rid of thouse pimples & those ugly marks

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    1. hi naher...use potato and tomato slices on alternate days...apply them on the spots and leave to dry. afterwards, wash off....do it at night daily....it will definitely help. also, mix besan + turmeric + buttermilk and use it as a cleanser when she has time. that also helps a lot with marks and pimples. hope this helps :)
      also, check this out: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/01/spicy-spices-for-acne-diy.html
      this will surely help with pimples :)

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  42. I have acne and lot of acne scars. I want to try neem remedy. And I know I will not be able to chew the leaves so want to try the option of swallowing neem :-). Can I make paste of fresh neem leaves and roll it to small balls and consume 1 or 2 every day. Will I have to refrigerate it? For how long will I be able to keep it before making next batch of neem pills?

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    1. read the comment by shopwrecked above. he/she suggests an amazing way of eating neem powder similar to what you said. hope this helps :)

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  43. Hi swati,thanks for the article..but i wanted to ask,am fair but my colour is darker than it should be..can neem help in skin brightening?if yes then how...if no,then what can?

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    1. are you saying that you are tanned or just that your color is naturally darker in the fair tone??? check this out:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html
      also, apply sunscreen everyday to avoid tanning. hope this helps :)

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  44. hi, we can boil neem leaves and store the water for a week in a spray bottle.....how many times can we spray this on our face IN A DAY IF WE HAVE ACNE....because excess may cause damage???

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    1. hey, yes, you can do that too but remember that neem water will go bad very soon so make small batches!!! you can spray it as many times as you want. it wouldn't damage the skin at all :)

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  45. hi swati;
    i have jst read ur profile and your suggestions.actually i have a problm that iam suffeing frm pimples ,acne and skin darkning problem.did neem powder really helps agnst it ?and how to make neem powder and how it is use .it is a big question for me.so plz suggest me and tell me ur more ideas regarding this.hope u help me.
    thanks.

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    1. dry the neem leaves in the shade for a few days and when they are entirely dry, you can grind them into a powder in a mixer or blender. hope that helps :) and, for the rest of the problems, you can check out this post: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html

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  46. I've been having neem water for almost 3 years now, basically started drinking it to treat my acnes, it was a quick thing but wonders my regular tonsils were healed, no exaggeration but it's been quite many years since I was seriously ill, anyways I haven't tried other neem stuff as just the neem water did the wonders :)

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  47. Hi,
    I am suffering from severe allergy from chemicals for years.
    My skin is very dark now except for forehead.

    When pimples come on my nose, even after the pus is gone the swelling remains and it becomes part of the skin.

    Please suggest me something

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    1. hi...check this out:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html
      and, do apply sunscreen. that really helps!!!

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  48. which sunscreen should i use, mine is oily and acne prone skin.

    My problem with pimples, the bulging remains even after the pimple is gone. what should i do ?

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    1. I would recommend neutrogena.
      also, for the other issue, I think you should check with a dermatologist coz I have no idea about it.

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  49. My sister is having breast cancer...Can Neem help in curing cancer?

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    1. hey Manisha...I am sorry to hear that but I guess consulting a doctor would be better and neem can't help cure cancer.

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  50. Hello Swati - can neem help for a person with melasma? due to Hormone inbalance? If so, should it be consumed, wash the face with boiled neem water after it cools or all of the above?

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    1. I have no idea. I would advise to see a doctor for this issue.

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  51. Hello Swati, I have severe Joints Pain (Rheumotoid Arthritis) and taking Drugs daily. Can I get some relief on Blood Purification by taking Neem Leaves Daily? Also can I get More Immunity by taking neem Products? Pls help.

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    1. sorry, no idea about it. you should ask a doc :)

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  52. Hello Swati,
    Can we chewing neem leaves daily? Can we take neem juice daily? I would like to know that what happen while using daily?

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    1. yes, they can be taken daily :) I am assuming that it won't harm.

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  53. Hi... myself shrutika i wanted to get rid from pimples. by using neem leaves by grinding them can do na?

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    1. hey I started using neem leaves since last week...i have an acne-prone skin since last six months..i grind neem leaves with raw turmeric and apply the paste on my skin.
      I started doing that everyday.
      is it alright?
      and will it work?

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    2. yes, its safe and can be used everyday :)

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  54. hi iam bindu.i have pmples on my face and i serriusly want to get rid out of it.i saw ur article and started applying neem paste yestarday it cures ten percent.and i have oily skin my question is that do i eat neem leaves for quick results or i use neem capsule..please help me swathi

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    1. sorry Bindu...your comment went to spam!!! you can have either of them...both will help but whether it will help with pimples or not is a speculation...check this out as well:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2011/08/turmeric-for-acne-diy.html
      hope this helps :)

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  55. hi myself,sandy..i wanted to get rid of pimples fr ever..nd pinkishness on my face..a bit fair..i would like to knw whther dis neem leaves help me????

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    1. they might help in clearing the skin but not in becoming fair!!

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  56. Hey, hi pats here i got a dark spots on face due to d pimpels. If drnk o eat neen leaves vl it help to cure d spots. Pls help

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    1. hi Pats...not sure if it will but you can give it a try :)

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  57. Hi

    i have got acne and post acne marks..i got neem leaves, dried them under sun and made neem powder..Can i use it as a face pack now..will it help in getting rid of acne and pimples and how often should i use the pack..

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    1. yes, you can use it as a face pack. you can use it daily as well. I do hope it works for acne and pimples but its not always guaranteed depending on the root cause of the acne. hope this helps :)

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  58. Thanks dear... please tell me how to use, how many times a day? for how many mints to keep n all... plz

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  59. Do you know anything regarding dark circles. what can be use? tell me regarding pimples how to use neem leaves (times to use in a day, mints) Thanks a lot... (shrutika)

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    1. for dark circles, use almond oil...it really works well :)
      you can use it once a day for around 15-20 minutes or till the time it dries off. hope this helps :)

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  60. does intake of neem leaves causes infertility in women??

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    1. I have no idea but I don't think so!!!

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  61. WHERE IL GET ALMOND OIL IF IN FARMACY THEN WHAT TO ASK?
    (SHRUTIKA)

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  62. thanks dear... :)Shrutika

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  63. HEy
    Please suggest me some tips from neem leaves so that my face could be pimple free and tips for clearing impurities of blood and good digestion...??
    waiting for a reply

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    1. apply neem juice on the face!!! if you can bear chewing it, it helps with digestion too.

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    2. ya am able to chew neem leaves...So it is also a cure for pimples..??

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    3. yes, it does cure pimples but not always!!! its more of a hit and trial so you can try it out if it works for you!!!

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  64. Hey drinking boiled neem water helps in preventing from pimples and acne.

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    1. cant say but it helps in purifying blood and digestion. can do.. try n see.. hope it helps:)

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  65. hey if i grind neem leaves and keep in fridger and apply for face for pimples wil it be useful or i have to use them fresh

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    1. better to use it fresh but you can make and store in the fridge for at max. two days otherwise the juice will dry up!!!

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  66. How can i make neem vasseline?

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  67. he my sis has skin sores all over her body and dr's can't help her. a friend recommend that she uses neem leaves. how or what should she do

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    1. boil neem leaves in a liter of water and mix it with the bath water. you can also apply the neem juice on the boils. grind the neem leaves and squeeze them to extract the juice.
      but, also, try to get a second opinion with the doctor!!!

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  68. I just started taking Himalaya Neem capsules, do you think it is equally good?

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  69. My mom just made me neem water(by drying neem leaves and boling them). I'm planning to drinkna glass of this water everyday, and also bathing with it. Does it help with urticaria? I also have mild but persistent acne on face and back. Whats better, to apply the water topically or drinking it? Or both?

    Thanks

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    1. I don't know what urticaria is but yes, I do think doing both should help :)

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  70. Also, after bathing with neem water, can i wash it off with soap and regular water? Is it still effective? Or should i wait for the neem water to dry off a little?

    Also i was told to apply neem water to scalp and hair for dandruff and leave it overnight. Does this work? Do you have any suggestions?

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    1. its ok to follow with regular water...don't wash it off. yes, it helps with dandruff too. don't leave the neem water overnight. you can instead infuse your hair oil with dried neem leaves.
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/07/how-to-infuse-herbs-in-oil.html
      btw, for dandruff, this also works:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/07/best-way-to-deal-with-dandruff-diy.html

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  71. Hii.. U doing a great job.. I m having a problem since march..i have allergy in my blood coz of which i get ithching all over my body followed by big red rashes..changed five doctors but no gain.. Plzzzzz help..i have started drinking boiled neem water since two days..

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    1. I am sorry but you need to contact a good doctor for this problem. I can't help.

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  72. Hi...boiled neem leaves better or chewing leaves good for our health if so how many times a day ?

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  73. Hi swathi i have a problem of pimples and dark spots so can i apply neem paste everyday to get rid of it or how many times a week and can i take neem leaves once a day enough plz help

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    1. if you are chewing on the leaves, once a day is enough. you can apply the paste on the pimples everyday!!

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  74. hi, can you please tell me is there any side effects of chewing neem leaves and is there any time limitation of using neem leaves. I have some allergy on face so i m chewing neem leaves from last week is it sufficient or i can continue if no side effects are there. thanks for any help.

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    1. nope, no side-effects...just make sure they are clean and healthy :) there is no time limitation...for the allergy, you can apply neem paste or boiled neem water. yes, you can continue using it :)

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  75. where to store neem leaves for a week so that it remain fresh for a week?????

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    1. leaves won't remain fresh after being broken form their stems. you can keep them in fridge for 2-3 days but after that, they will dry up.

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  76. Hi Swati , Please suggest me how to make neem paste as i have tried making paste (leaves with water) but no success and any home made neem face pack for clear skin. :)
    Thanks for any help.

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    1. just grind some leaves together. don't put water coz leaves have enough water content on their own!!!

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  77. Hi ,Can we store neem paste for 3-4 days?????

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  78. hi my daughter will soon be 17 years old she had a skin infection two month ago its going away now the doctor treated her for waterbore desease she is off the tablet and she using a cream now can i give her neem leaf to drink or if i get the tablet and also my hair is droping I am 39 can i use neem too

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  79. Thank you dear for the reply, do have a bless day.I will surely try it out.

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  80. Hello Swati. I had a couple of chemical peels on my skin. Actually my skin was never acne prone. After continuous peels I started having painful pimples. Due to my inherent genes, a mark after pimple takes time to go. So, I am suffering from pimple marks on my face too. People suggested me to apply neem leaves and haldi paste on my face for the whole night so that i'd get rid of pimples and marks. 1. Is it safe to apple the paste for the whole night daily ? 2. Can I also drink neem juice? I have also observed that my face has become a bit darker due to the paste application. Your suggestions would mean a lot now.

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    1. wow...your problem is definitely very complicated...since you have had peels, i would really suggest you to check out with a dermatologist because your skin is very sensitive right now and using anything for hit and trial is not that great an idea!!! and, no, no face mask or anything should be applied for entire night. yes, you can drink neem juice but i don't really think its an internal problem. i think its due to skin sensitivity that these pimples are coming. I might be wrong though!!
      I would suggest you to apply mint juice or rub cucumber slice on your face. anything acidic will cause problems so stay away from citrus fruits!!! your skin can be prone to hyperpigmentation so i would also suggest you to apply sunscreen regularly in the morning. hope this helps :)

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  81. Hi Swati, thanks for the reply. The dermatologist himself gave me peels that made me sensitive. Since my face is combination type, can u suggest a very nice non-greasy sunscreen? and yes, i will try mint juice or cucumber! :)

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    1. hmmm...honestly, I don't trust any derma's...they all are very money-minded!!!
      yes, i would suggest neutrogena dry touch. its amazing and make sure you apply a good amount of the product for proper protection!!!
      and, do let me know how it goes :)

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  82. I am suffering from black spots on face. I do not get much fresh acnes or pimples. Bt the left over black spots r really a headache. I have tried almost everything on thm. Pl help me to make thm vanish very fast using home remedies

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    1. you can use banana peel...it really works and got many feedbacks as well :)
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/02/get-rid-of-blemishes-and-dark-spots-on.html
      and, you can also check this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html

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  83. Hi swati, how we get the neem oil from neem tree naturally or at home , Is it Possible?

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    1. no, it is not. you can infuse dried neem leaves in oil:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/07/how-to-infuse-herbs-in-oil.html

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  84. Is it good for scalp Psoraisis?

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  85. I have serious condition of Psoriasis. Will neem help to any extenet to decrease it? If so which will be most beneficial way to use it? Thanks.

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    1. I would suggest you to consult a doctor and take medications for it!!! I donno if neem is helpful or not.

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  86. Hi Swati. Does continuous application of neem paste really make your skin dark?

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    1. nope, i don't think so!!! why? did it happen with you?

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    2. no, it was a general question as I am using neem leaves paste daily for 15 minutes as a pack.
      Is alovera good for face marks?

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    3. yup, aloevera is absolutely amazing for marks!!! but, try to get original aloe or fresh gel from the leaves.

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  87. Hi ive had pimples frm de tym i was 16 and they come and go. Ive tried everting and its not helping. In june i started havin itch all over my body! my breast was itching and up to now its still itching.

    ive been to a dermotologist buh wat she diagnosed is nt helping. My co worker told me about neem. I want to drink as my water! how shud i prepare it.

    And if im drinkin it as my water can i still eat 3 leaves a day.

    please reply!!!

    *concerned teen from the caribbean*

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    1. yes, you can eat the leaves. and, you can simply boil the leaves and strain the water and drink it. also, you can read more on acne skin care:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/search/label/acne%20skin%20care
      there are many articles which can help you :)

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  88. how should aloevera fresh gel be applied? n for how long? can neem leaves paste be applied for 15 min during the day n aloevera in the night? i have a lot of pimples n marks on my face, i have my engagement coming up so am really tensed.

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    1. apply it just like a moisturizer. it gets absorbed into the skin without making it greasy or anything. yes, you can use neem paste in the day time and this at night. yes, it will definitely help but please don't get tensed coz it will make things worse.
      for pimples and breakouts, try this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2011/03/drink-apple-cider-vinegar-to-avoid.html
      this will definitely help :) do lemme know how it goes!!

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  89. Hi Swati, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I will definitely let you know how things go. Can aloevera gel be applied for the entire night over the face?

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    1. yup, you can leave it :) just make sure that if your skin feels stretched or anything, follow with a moisturizer.

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  90. Hi Swati, I have had psoriasis for about 5 years.. i wanted to know what the benefits were on using neem leaves.. also what shall i do if i wanted to bathe in it? thank you!

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    1. boil neem leaves in a huge bowl of water...take around 1-2 stems of leaves...mix it with your bath water.
      I don't know if it helps with psoriasis...you should check that with a doctor.

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  91. Hi Swati. Thanks for the reply. I shall take out the gel daily from the plant. Can aloevera be stored in fridge for about 3-4 days?

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    1. I donno about the storage coz I didn't store it but I doubt if it stays beyond one day in the fridge also coz I do remember that the leaf i had stored had withered in the fridge!!!

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    2. Hi Swati thanks for the reply. No, am not talking about the leaves. I am talking about the gel. I'm asking if the gel can be stored in the fridge.

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    3. yup, I know and I meant that if the leave did not stay for long, the gel alone will not stay at all!!!

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  92. Hi Swati, very nich to read this blog and happy to know that Neem leaves workable for skin, my question--My baby 1 & half years old and suffering from some skin allergies which itching to mush we understand also some black spot located at hand, last 3 days taking her bath with boiled neem leaves water, pls advise how many days it can do as treatment to remove black spot as well as skin problem.
    B.Regards/ Nasrin, Dhaka,Bangladesh.

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    1. take your baby to a dermatologist...don't experiment on her/him!!! their skin is very sensitive and also use handmade soaps instead of normal soaps. hope this helps :)

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  93. Hi Swati,

    My cousin's been having her period for more than 3 weeks now. Some say neem helps irregular periods and help attain back to normal. Are there any remedies that you can recommend?

    Thank you.

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    1. its better to check up with a doc regd. that.

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  94. does using boiled neem water in bathing helps to get fair skin?????????????? please reply

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  95. I Got Chicken pox nd thats a viral disease not a bacterial....
    Are Neem Leaves be effective for me... kindly plz tell me my papers are ahead nd i'm vry worried abt tht....>>>

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  96. hi, i wanted to know that swallowing neem leaves directly with water everyday would not be a problem or is it a compulsion to chew them properly????
    this would cause any problem???

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    1. swallowing is fine but what happens is that when you chew, you help your body extract maximum nutrients from the food otherwise what happens is that sometimes the thing passes off without getting broken down by the system :) no, it won't cause any problem so its ok :)

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  97. Better chew it since it is good for gums

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  98. Can't we eat 4-5 neem's leaves per day, just by cleaning it with water and spit the leaves after chewing its extract. ??

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  99. Hi Swati,
    I have been using fresh aloevera gel from leaves as u suggested daily in the night for pimple marks. There is a lot of improvement. But since I have a very important event coming up like an engagement, could you please suggest any other remedies for pimple marks? I have these pimple marks all over my face. cheeks, forehead are plenty. Some one suggested applying milk, lemon juice and honey together on them. will that work? And, does honey or lemon juice when touched to eye brows or eyelashes make ur hair white?

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  100. (cont..)I will be using aloevera gel in the night..I need something that i can also apply in the morning that will speed the process of removal of pimple spots. I tried cedar vinegar as u suggested. It did reduce breakouts of acne. It did not completely reduce though. I have dandruff too! Any remedies for it? Thanks for your suggestions! All your suggestions would be of great help since I have an event coming up! :)

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    1. you might want to check out acne skin care on the categories page in the navigation bar. tomato or potato slices would help. rub a slice of potato on the acne scars or breakouts, it should help. do it every night after cleansing your face and don't forget to apply sunscreen in the morning :)
      for dandruff, again check out categories page. you will get lot of articles on it. one thing to start:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/07/best-way-to-deal-with-dandruff-diy.html

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  101. my hair is getting thinner, it does not fall but gets broken, can it also be cured with neem water?

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    1. no breakage means weak hair and damaged hair....eat more of proteins and apply egg every week :)

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  102. Thanks Swati. will look into categories. Can i try banana peel for 15 min daily? will that help clear dark spots n acne?

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    1. it will help with dark spots but not sure of acne. yes, it is safe for daily usage :)

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  103. Is neem from india more bitter than thai version ive heard so but how much when i tried first time it was gross. But now 3 years later i chew 10 in one go easy, this is bevause i know know it is beneficial , i didnt know at firat time so its all in the head. Drinking boiled leavs i do before breakfast and it does not disturb my appetite.

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    1. may be you are used to the taste now so it doesn't matter coz I don't think the Indian neem is more bitter but again if the one you take is a hybrid or something, that might be the case!!!

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  104. hi i had an acne problem on combination skin. i've been drinking neem water for a few days now on an empty stomach every morning. and i have also seen some improvement. but my aunt says having neem isnt good for me as my skin is dry and its going to dry even further. is it true? if yes, what can i do to enjoy the benefits of neem and also not suffer from dry skin.

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    1. oh is it??? even I didn't know that but lemme check it out and let you know :)

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  105. Hi there, i am also drinking neem powder but with peach juice :)is that ok? I have problems with EBV on my liver, and acne..

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    1. well, i don't think it should be bad but you can talk to the doc about this because of EBV. doc's advise is more important.

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    2. tnx for reply Murti:), yes my doctor approves of taking neem ,but I just don`t know if it is ok to take neem with juice or it must be water? What do you think ,can juice reduce the benefits of neem?

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    3. you can take either of them...nothing will reduce the benefits.

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  106. hi.. i had severe acne problem so i consulted a dermatologist. It cured my acne problem but 2-3 scars are left on my face due to acne ( colour - brown-red ). what should i do to remove them ?

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    1. use potato slices as a spot treatment on the scars.

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    2. thanks for the advice but my acne keep coming n going. What should I do to fix this problem permanently? please help

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    3. actually the reason why you are getting acne is not known so I can't say how to stop it permanently!!! its better to ask dermatologists for such things coz they can actually tell what exactly is wrong...these home remedies are more of preventive measures than cure! hope you understand :)

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  107. daily use of neem paste produce rinkle or not ?

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