BENEFITS OF NEEM
Have you heard of Neem ?
Many have never heard of this amazing
plant, let me open the door for you on the
many ways this plants is good
for you and your pets and it's many practical uses for everyday life.
Neem tree, also known as 'Margosa' and 'The Free Tree of India' is a
cousin to Mahogany and can grow to 30m tall with honey scented flowers
as large as 20m
across! It is evergreen and chemical investigations by
Indian Pharmaceuticals first began in 1919.
The Vedas called Neem sarva roga nivarini, which means ‘one that cures all
ailments and ills’.
word NEEM is derived from Sanskrit Nimba which means ‘bestower of good
health’. It has also been known as Ravisambha – sun ray like effects in
providing health.The Neem tree has been venerated through the
ages in the Indian countryside
as it provided hope in any situation and
the faith in the miraculous healing powers of this amazing tree led
patients with incurable diseases to adopt neem as way life.
They lived in the shade of the tree, drank infusion of various part (Leaf, bark, etc)
as advised by Ayurvedic tradition.
used young twigs for oral hygiene first thing in the morning, ate
as salad or cooked leaves with vegetable as food. Neem
gums was used as lozenges
for dryness of throat and allay thirst. In
summer, sweet, ripe fruit were sucked for
their sweetish pulp. All this
together, probably strengthened their immune system to meet any
Its medicinal properties are documented in the ancient
Sanskrit texts – puranas and
it is estimated that Neem is present, in
one form or another, in 75% of Ayurvedic formulations.
Neem Oil is generally recommended for skin diseases while neem leaves are used
for beauty purposes.
The Neem leaf extracts have a powerful antiseptic, antifungal,
antiviral and anti-bacterial effect. unlike synthetic chemicals that
often produce side effects such
as allergic reactions, rashes etc. Neem
is gentle and does not create any complications.
Unlike Neem seed oil, Neem leaves have a pleasant odour. An extract from
neem leaves can be prepared as an alcoholic tincture or as tea. The
alcohol extract has a dark green colour and is effective for several
weeks. It can be used in anti ageing nourishing formulas, mouthwashes,
facewashes, shower gels, soothing gels, face masks, skin toners etc
Neem has a reputation as a natural air purifier, exhaling out oxygen
and keeping the oxygen level in the atmosphere balanced. Neem's ability
to withstand extreme heat and water pollution is well known. It also
helps to improve fertility of
the soil and to rehabilitate degraded
The Neem tree can also play a vital role
in controlling soil erosion, salination and preventing floods. But Neem
is far more than a tough tree that grows vigorously in difficult sites.
Among its many benefits, the one that is most unusual and
practical is the control of farm and household pests. Some entomologists
now believe that Neem has such remarkable powers for controlling
insects that it will usher in a new era in safe, natural pesticides.
If you are discovering Neem for the first time, here are some quick amazing Neem facts :
the tree is known to cure more than ONE HUNDRED diseases.
neem is both a pest control material and as well as a fertilizer, making it an invaluable farm companion.
neem is an intelligent pest repeller - it affects only harmful pests and does not
affect useful species in the farm!
neem has a four-pronged repellant action and complex molecular structure which ensures that pests don’t become immune to it.
it gives more oxygen than other trees, making it a champion pollution fighter.
just sleeping under the shade of a neem tree is therapeutic.
the tree is known to halt spreading deserts.
It’s leaf and it’s extract are a natural substance that don’t simply mask symptoms but encourage your body to heal itself.
completely safe and causes no harm or side-effects. It has been used as
a health and beauty aid in India for more than 5000 years!
It was considered a divine tree by ancient Indians.
world conference is held every three years to discuss the research and
discoveries modern science is making, on this single tree. And there is
lots to show and tell!