Used in the Ayurvedic tradition, Neem powder is excellent to help purify and detoxify the skin. It is particularly indicated in the care of oily and blemished skin, especially acne-prone skin.
Its cleansing power also helps to maintain a healthy scalp and helps to soothe it by preventing dandruff and itching.
Orally, Neem powder is renowned for its anti-bacterial action. For this reason, it is often found in DIY toothpaste recipes. Neem is also known for its repulsive power, against insects, and anti-parasite, notably thanks to the presence of azadirachtin.
In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa where it is also present, Neem leaf infusions are traditionally used very popularly to combat the symptoms of malaria.
The botanical minute
Native to India, Neem or Margoussier leaves have a very bitter taste, they are consumed in the Ayurvedic tradition in order to "purify the blood ". The seeds of cold pressed Margoussier are the origin of Neem oil.