Neem leaves for scabies

by Poom
(abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

For external use, can we use crushed neem leaves for scabies? We do not have neem oil here in this part of Africa.

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Neem leaves are the recommended scabies treatment
by: Birgit

Hi Poom,

If you read the pages on using neem for scabies you will find that neem leaf paste with turmeric is the tried and tested traditional remedy for scabies anyway.

The details are all on the website.

From the scabies home remedies section:

"The traditional neem home remedy for scabies:
If you have access to fresh neem leaves you can prepare the neem treatment that was so successful in a clinical study: pound the neem leaves to a paste using a pestle and mortar, and mix four parts of neem leaves to one part fresh turmeric. Spread the paste on the affected skin and leave to dry."

From the neem scabies research section:

"Researchers used the neem paste (made of one part turmeric root and four parts neem leaf) to treat scabies in 814 people. Patients were given a scrub bath, and then the neem paste was applied over the whole body and left to dry."

This needs to be done daily.

How can I mix it?
by: Mujtaba

I have the neem leaves and turmeric, but am really having trouble finding out how to mix them together. Could anyone please tell me how I can go about mixing them together properly. Thank you so much.

Neem/turmeric paste for scabies
by: Birgit

Hi Mujtaba,
The instructions are on the page about scabies home remedies as well as in the comment right above yours. I quote, again:

"The traditional neem home remedy for scabies:
If you have access to fresh neem leaves you can prepare the neem treatment that was so successful in a clinical study: pound the neem leaves and turmeric to a paste using a pestle and mortar, mixing four parts neem leaves to one part fresh turmeric. Spread the paste on the affected skin and leave to dry."

Water?
by: Mujtaba

Thats great, but do I need to add any water to the mixture to make it into a paste that would allow it to stick on to the skin?

Silly me
by: Mujtaba

Hi, Sorry, but I missed the link from the recent reply you sent to my first question. Thank you so much for the help. God bless.

Neem/turmeric paste for scabies.
by: Birgit

No problem.
How the paste turns out can of course vary, depending how juicy the leaves and tubers were. You can just use common sense. If the result is too crumbly to spread, add a few drops of water. If it's fine as is, don't.
It's not an exact science :-).

Neem Oil or Leaf Powder
by: Anonymous

Hi, I can't find fresh leaves, but I can buy the neem leaf power. It is effective if I mix neem leaf powder and turmeric powder to make a paste and apply for scabies? Or the other choice is neem oil. Could you please advice on which one is more effective?

Can find only Dried Leaves
by: Asim Zaidi

Please, I can only find dried leaves here. Can we use the dried leaves instead of fresh leaves? There is also tincture of leaves available. Could it also be used? Another product is neem extract. Please answer it. Thanks.

is it safe for baby
by: Bebith

i have been searching for non toxic/alternative remedy for my grandson infected by scabies, he is 1 yr & 8 months old, is this mixture of neem leaf and turmeric safe for him, please help me with the doze. thanks

Birth
by: Anonymous

Yes it is safe. Just don't get in eyes and use 2 times a day. Morning and night. After it drys put him in bath for 10 min and dry with warm towel around infected areas. The war towal will force any scabies that are left behind to run. I take a steaming hot bath after it drys to make sure they're all gone. It will take at least 2 weeks to kill them off. To keep them away once a week burn some like 1 half leave. The smell will keep them away.

my poor dog
by: Anonymous

I'm so worried about my pug's scabies. She scratch all night long, her skin is already bleeding, I already tried lots of home remedies but no good result. At first when I start for my research I don't know what is neem tree but then I saw the image of the leaves I remember the tree in my friends' house. Now I can try again to cure my poor dog, hope she get well soon, is it the same way as human scabies?

Suffering from scabies
by: from Philippines

We are suffering from scabies and we try so many oinments but still become worse. I don't know what to do because I can't take any meds because of my pregnancy. Please help me treat this suffering condition that we have.

Worried mum
by: Anonymous

My son is 1 year 4 months, can he use this remedy? He has scabies.

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