Chickenpox is a common disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This illness that usually occurs in children causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. Its symptoms usually appear between 10 and 21 days of the time of exposure to the virus.
Meanwhile, neem leaves have been found to possess antiseptic properties that may help treat viral infection including smallpox. This herb has also been shown to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, potent antiviral, and anti-cancer properties.
Results of a study published in the Journal of Biological Science revealed that the powerful antiviral effects of extract from neem leaves can help fight viruses including herpes simplex virus type-1 infection and chickenpox.
Here are the known ways of using neem leaves to help treat chickenpox.
Neem Leaf Bath Water
This neem bathwater is prepared by having lukewarm water in a tub and then adding neem leaves. Allow the leaves to soak in the water for at least 10-15 minutes before taking a bath. Get rid of the chickenpox by having a bath with this water at least once a day.
Neem Leaves Juice
Extracting the neem juice and applying it on the skin is another way of using neem. Its application can help decrease the chances of spreading the infection and reducing possible scars as the juice contains a whole lot of skincare properties.
Sleep On Neem Leaves
Sleeping on the neem leaves enables its natural juice to soothe the patient’s skin. Also, by doing this, one can prevent getting scabs and deep scars due to chickenpox.
A paste of Neem Leaves
Preparing a paste of neem leaves and apply it on the skin aids in making the skin feel cool. For this remedy, we need to grind a handful of neem leaves and apply it directly over the pox after taking a bath with neem leaves the water. Leave it on the skin and let it dry. Though the paste might make the skin itchy, applying it is necessary to promote healing.
Other Health Benefits Of Neem Leaves
- Boost immunity
- It helps with eye troubles such as irritation, redness, and tiredness.
- Help treat ear boils
- Gets rid of dandruff
- Improves digestion
- Good for oral health