Neem has a Cooling Effect

Neem- The “Coolest” Herb!

Doesn’t it feel just out of this world when you’ve had a minty chewing-gum or sore throat toffee and then you suddenly have water…it feels like your throat is on nice…or maybe your throat has been exposed to some air conditioner…
Surprisingly neem has a kinda similar effect on any part of our body with applied in the right manner…
you already must be knowing that neem has been illustrious for its medicinal properties from quite some time now…erm…okay by that ‘some’ i mean some 2000 years!  And it was India that originally originated it’s use…and hence the neem tree soon was revered for its benefits & helps…
1. Its roots stretch wide and deep…not just ayurveda but also unani and homeopathy
2. Major reason it’s called ‘the village pharmacy’

In layman’s terms neem has an amazing understanding of reproductive system…the GI tract….the respiratory system…..and the circulatory system..and cools them down all when either of them under strain..

It kicks the immunity of a being a notch higher especially in the
Skin
Scalp
Nails
Hair
It cleans cool and safe the passages in the body an refreshes the mind during the process..
Okay…now some key information for you…the availability of the oil is in two foms….
3. Number one being a potent and distinctly strong smelling vegetable oil….the pure extract of neem fruits and/or seeds…that while effective in certain applications….
Number two is a more traditional herbal preparation of neem leaves….a base oil…and some water (which is cooked off in the preparation process)….This ancient ayurvedic preparation renders a far safer….more user-friendly effect on the senses…

Cool help of our ‘cool’ friend neem..
Strengthens natural immunity, particularly that of the skin
Cools and soothes skin
Cools excess heat due to increased pitta
Fosters a healthy blood system
Supports rejuvenation of healthy tissue
Owing to its excessive bitterness…it has an unbelievably cooling effect…Neem oil is actually the coolest herbalized oils used in Ayurveda….This strength of Neem with its ability to support healthy blood…makes it most balancing to pitta….Excess pitta can manifest in a number of ways…the main location being the skin…
Okay…check out our ‘cool’ friend in some detail..

1.    Medicinal neem by body mind wellness centre
2.    Cooling properties of neem by www.buzzle.com
3.   Neem by health jockey

Treating Mouth Ulcers with Neem

Neem- Don’t let that big mouth turn into a bloody one (Treating Mouth Ulcers)

Thankfully..I have been through the problem but have observed closely the ones suffering from it…trust me it painful to see the sufferers..leave aside being one..

Mouth ulcers basically are sores or open lesions in the mouth….badly painful during any activity that involves the mouth…
As far as the symptoms are concerned…they vary greatly and depend on the specific cause of the mouth ulcer…..But generally they are
Pain or discomfort in the mouth
Open sores in the mouth
Neem gives you fresh breath and a feeling of cleanliness after it is used….Leaving aside from its dental benefits…..it works wonders with keeping cavities at bay and can help prevent the buildup of plaque….With the fact that it relieves general discomfort and pain….removes bacteria….as well as helps to cure mouth ulcers to great extents….

Mouth wash made out of neem is very efficient in the treatment of ulcers….tooth decay…bleeding and sore gums….A mouth wash…using Neem oil… has been used for the treatment of mouth ulcers and is even considered to be a good home treatment for mouth related problems…

Neem is a most effective ulcer disease treatment In diseases like…Gingivitis involves inflammation and/or infection that results in destruction of the tissues that support the teeth….including the gingiva (gums)….the periodontal ligaments…and the tooth sockets…Wow that sounds relieving…

There’s this disease called Periodontitis (Pyorrhea is an advanced stage of gum (periodontal) disease that can result in the loss of your teeth….Untreated…periodontitis will progress until your teeth loosen and fall out…
Bleeding gums had healed and the secretion from pockets around the teeth had stopped….The bluish colored gums returned to a healthy pale pink color..

Thanks to Neem…This is what the ones using it religiously…had to say…
Neem bark extracts can reduce the ability of some streptococci to colonize tooth surfaces….Know about it? No issues..I’ll brief provide you with reference…
and imagine one person even reported a reversal of the loss of gum tissue by chewing fresh neem leaves….Some Science brains aver of antibacterial compounds and neem’s ability to improve the immune response in the gums and tissues of the mouth account for these results….and ulcers can go for a toss..

hmm…Okay now quickly check out our reference links…
1.    Neem and gums by HYPERLINK www.netowne.com
2.    Herbal care by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
3.    Benefits of neem by www.medicine.365healthonline.com

Grand Old Golden Neem

As a kid I often saw my grandfather chew twigs of Neem, I was pretty fascinated, tried doing the same…And seriously I cannot tell you the olfactory experience I went through!!

It was puke-inducing! Gross!

All that my mom tells me today is that I made a face as if I had been ducked in pool of faeces for a good number of seconds!

Okay, I know it sounds a tad exaggerated but then again I had to share the experience as explicitly as possible…Anyway…getting back, but one thing I surely remember nicely…till he breathed his last, he had teeth stronger than what they in toothpaste commercials.

But, with this story, don’t think I am simply trying to focus on the dental aspect of Neem, there is much more to this amazing medicinal herb than just the maintenance of dental health,

The Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is a tropical evergreen tree native to India and is also found in other southeast countries. In India, neem is known as “the village pharmacy” because of its healing versatility, and it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years due to its medicinal properties. Neem is also called ‘arista’ in Sanskrit- a word that means ‘perfect, complete and imperishable’. The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with proven uses namely…

  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Antipyretic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Antifungal

The Sanskrit name ‘nimba’ comes from the term ‘nimbati syasthyamdadati’ which means ‘to give good health’.

The earliest documentation of neem mentioned the fruit, seeds, oil, leaves, roots and bark for their advantageous medicinal properties. These benefits are listed in the ancient documents ‘Carak- Samhita’ and ‘Susruta-Samhita’, the books at the foundation of the Indian system of natural treatment, Ayurveda. Neem has a garlic-like odor, and a bitter taste. The various parts of this tree have many uses that aptly give neem its name in Sanskrit-“sarva roga nivarini”, meaning ‘the curer of all ailments’. Some of the most important documented uses of various parts of the neem tree are:

Neem oil is extracted from the seeds of the neem tree and has insecticidal and medicinal properties due to which it has been used for thousands of years in pest control, cosmetics, medicines, etc. Please see neem oil & its uses for detailed information.

Neem seed cake (residue of neem seeds after oil extraction) when used for soil amendment or added to soil,  not only enriches the soil with organic matter but also lowers nitrogen losses by inhibiting nitrification. It also works as a nematicide.

Neem leaves are used to treat chickenpox and warts by directly applying to the skin in a paste form or by bathing in water with neem leaves. In order to increase immunity of the body, neem leaves are also taken internally in the form of neem capsules or made into a tea. The tea is traditionally taken internally to reduce fever caused by malaria. This tea is extremely bitter. It is also used to soak feet for treating various foot fungi.  It has also been reported to work against termites. In Ayurveda, neem leaves are used in curing neuromuscular pains. Neem leaves are also used in storage of grains.

I am sure you would want to check out our reference links…

  1. Neem Oil For Hair by Livestrong
  2. Neem Oil by buzzle.com
  3. Home Remedies With Neem by Hub Pages

Saving Grace Of Medicine – Neem Seed Oil

For centuries millions of people have benefited from using various parts of the neem tree. Its recognized traditional uses are being confirmed by modern research findings. During the last 20 years more than 2000 research papers have been published on neem in journals, books and proceedings of international congresses.

Neem tree in totality has been a village dispensary and a qualified plant by itself. Every part of this plant finds use as medicine for itching, skin disease, leprosy, blood disorders, worms, diabetes, piles, dysentery, jaundice, vomiting, wounds, eye disease, paraplegia, female genital diseases and all kinds of fevers.

More than 150 compounds have been so far isolated from neem. Out of these seed accord for 101 including 43 from the malodorous fraction, the leaves 37; and flowers, bark and root furnish the rest. Following are some of the diseases that this oil deals with, very effectively.

  • Herpes: Recent tests in Germany show that Neem is toxic to herpes simplex viruses. Neem exhibits antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. The leaf and oil of this tree has been used for centuries in Southern Asia for maintaining beautiful and healthy skin.
  • Kidney stone: Taking neem tea is not only good to prevent kidney stone, but also for the treatment against this disease, helping to dissolve the stones.
  • Dermatology: Neem’s antibacterial and antiallergic properties make it effective in tackling skin problems such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. In Ayurveda, epidermal problems were believed to be caused by raised sugar levels in the body and Neem’s bitter taste was said to balance out excess sugar. Besides, Neem cream is an excellent anti-wrinkles.
  • Ulcers. The traditional use of neem seed oil against ulcers is well supported by in vivo laboratory evidence, both for the protection of gastric and duodenal mucosa against stress-induced or chemically induced lesions, and for the enhancement of the healing process in chronic gastric lesions induced by acetic acid (Pillai & Santhakumari 1984). Blockade of histamine receptors is suggested as a possible mechanism for this effect.

Go through our reference links now -

  1. Neem Seed Oil by Buzzle
  2. Neem by Hub Pages
  3. Neem by Livestrong

Neem Oil best for Skin Disorders

Neem – A Blessing for Skin Diseases

I recently bought this skin-pack…owing to redness and itching on the skin of my arms..it had this fancy packing and boasted of all benefits on earth…I applied and itched..applied and itched..this went on for a week or so…possibly all it did to my skin was that it made it visibly normal but didn’t do anything about the uneasiness I had because of itching..
Thanks to my unawareness…I finally gave up started surfing the web..and found answer to my problem…Neem.
I never knew (honestly) that Neem rendered a refuge from all possible skin problems to all age-groups..to add on to it…it was used to enhance the appearance of skin…as in for glowing…fair and clean complexion…
It leaves the other organic products back in the race because of its blood purifying properties…it does it work from inside…and not superficially from outside as is the case with other products..
The quality of neem in purifying blood is found in active neem compounds help to maintain youthful and healthy skin…. In present times….neem has been well researched and tested for its use in curing large number of skin diseases….It has a tremendously growing demand by ayurvedic medicine manufacturers…pharmaceutical and herbal cosmetic companies because of its magical ability to fight skin diseases..

What in Neem kills the ills of the skin?
Anti Allergic
Anti Viral
Anti Bacterial
Anti Fungal
Blood Purifying

What kills the ills in Neem?
Neem leaf powder and extracts
Neem oil
Neem Bark powder and extracts

What ills does it kill?
Pimples
Blemishes
Rashes
Scabies
Acne
Eczema
Ringworm

There’s more to it…hang on…neem is like a ninja against harmful fungi…..parasites………and viruses…And the ninja although destroys these ….but but but….it does not kill the beneficial intestinal flora nor produce adverse side effects…Now thats a loyal ninja..what say?
Its a killer…of fungi that attack humans…and that undoubtedly includes fungi causing athlete’s foot…..ringworm and candida……..which cause yeast infections and thrush……In fact…its the best thats used in all thses conditions…
What actually does the the one-on-one fight are the compounds..
Gedunin
Nimbidol
They are present in the tree’s leaves….control the fungi listed above….And two Indian researchers have actually found that the smoke of neem stifles the fungal growth..

Sigh…I wish I knew all this before I burnt my pocket..anyway…You check out these..

1. Skin Diseases by neemfoundation.org
2. benefits of neem leaves by ayurvedahealthblog.blogspot.com
3. medicinal uses of neem by srikanthgb@neem.biz

Natural Psoriasis Treatment with Neem Oil

Ever heard of the problem of Psoriasis? Unfortunate are the ones suffering from it…and even more of it are the ones who dont have access to the knowledge it’s easy… available…sit-at-home treatment..I am here to enlighten..

Hmm….Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that occurs on the skin….It happens when the immune system goes nuts and starts to consider the skin cells..pathogens…and in the process sends out all sorts of absurd signals that eventually speed up the growth cycle of skin cells….As a matter of fact Psoriasis is not contagious (phew!)

Its actually a very common condition….It may affect people of any age…but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35..
In this skin cells grow deep in the skin and rise to the surface about once a month…In persons with psoriasis….this process is too fast (about 2 weeks instead of 4 weeks) and dead skin cells build up on the skin’s surface…it gives the skin a pathetic look..
The below given things may act as catalysts in the disease or worsen the condition..

Injury to the skin….which may include cuts…burns..and insect bites
Some medicines…including anti-malaria drugs… beta-blockers
Stress..

  • Bacteria or viral infections…including strep throat and upper respiratory   infections
  • Dry air or dry skin
  • Too little sunlight
  • Too much sunlight ( in other words any sunburn)
  • Too much alcohol

Why Neem or Neem oil is a refuge from it?
The patent of this disease is dryness and scaling….. And as a matter of fact…both of these conditions can be cured using neem….
Why?
Because….Neem oil is an the sole emollient which would carefully treat  this condition like nothing else would…
Neem oil is like a grand source of natural steroid…which cures the irritation…itchiness and redness….and this very property of neem almost instantly eliminates the trouble of patchy skin…what makes neem the best cure for this disease is its ability to enhance skin immunity and heal the skin tissues…

Neem has anti-bacterial properties….It fights the skin infections which usually builds up in the cracks of the skin…making the disease worse.

so this is how Neem cures psoriasis but yes…if you seek more effective results then…apply neem oil to the skin before going to bed….rinse it off well before leaving for outside…..Keep the skin clean…try exposing the skin to the early rays of the sun…so that it can absorb ample vitamin D….wear covered clothes….avoid contact with dirt and dust… consume turmeric…it’s anti-bacterial property and healing function enhances the curing process…

That was all…hope i made you tad more aware about this disease..so next time..be aware…be updated..

Have a look at these reference links..
1.    Neem oil cures Psoriasis by  www.boldsky.com
2.    Neem for Psoriasis by  www.discoverneem.com
3.    Home remedies for Psoriasis by www.homemademedicine.com

What is Neem Oil

Wondrous Neem Seed Oil

Oil…I use the word wondrous to describe it..more because it actually is…the old oils (most of which today’s generation is unaware of) are magical cures to many troubles each one of us face on a daily basis…Neem seed oil is just one of the many amazing oils…lets explore..
Neem seed oil…Well…firstly make you aware…it’s tree is common in the Indian sub-continent…the oil is taken out from the leaves and seeds of the tree (Azadirachta indica)…which by the way is an evergreen tree….

You know this Neem in reality is crimson hued..and has a very very strong smell….some try to compare it’s smell with strong smelling spices like garlic…. Its has an (to some its unbearable) very bitter taste…due to these things called triterpenoid compounds…it doesn’t get dissolved in water…or we can say its hydrophobic…it make it dissolve…we need to metamorphose it using certain special methods..

There’s this thing about it that the method in which the oil is extracted from the seeds or leaves…it affects the composition of the oil to quite an extent….since the methods used, such as pressing (expelling) or solvent extraction are unlikely to remove exactly the same mix of components in the same proportions….The neem oil yield that can be obtained from neem seed kernels is also quite distinct in literature from 25% to 45%….
A way by which you can get this oil…is by pressing (crushing) of the seed kernel….you know I mean…the pressing can be cold…or you can manipulate the tempertures in accordance with the need….

And yes there’s another way to obtain the oil….yes it’s by solvent extraction of the neem seed, fruit, oil, cake or kernel…..A stupendous industry in India obtain this oil remaining in the seed cake using hexane….But the only deal is that this solvent-extracted oil is of a lower quality as compared to the cold pressed oil and is mostly used for soap manufacturing…..Neem cake is a by-product obtained in the solvent extraction process for neem oil…

Some key information!
The Botanical Name of it- Azadirachta indica
It’s Shelf life- 2 years recommended
Is it Kosher certified- No
Its Origin- India
Extraction- Cold Pressed

hmm…so now you know this incredibly strong oil which is kind of semi-solid in its natural state…..You can make it a liquid…by any means..
by placing it in a pot of simmering water,
microwave it,
soak it in the sun,
or at a temperature exceeding 85 degrees…..
While Neem has been proven as a great oil for internal use
That information made me pretty aware too..
Excess of ‘knowledge’ cannot possibly be bad…Isn’t it? So…check out these…

Reference Links-
1.    Findings by D.P. Agrawal: Medicinal properties of Neem
2.    Earth Clinic: Neem cures by earth clinic

High Antioxidants Factor – Neem Oil

Neem seed oil is one extremely strong and antiseptic oil. The oil has in it the compounds that are ver sought after and together make a miraculous potion in the form of neem seed oil. The oil is actually worshipped in certain parts of the world.

Neem leaves, bark and oil are all high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds in plants that reverse and prevent cell damage. Free radicals come from natural sources, such as foods and oxygen, and from unnatural sources, such as chemicals in the air and the water that we use and in the foods that we eat. According to a study conducted by Brunswick Laboratories, neem bark, leaves and oil are four to five times higher in antioxidants than -

  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries

Oil derived from neem leaves, bark and seeds has a wide range of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, according to Agrawal. Neem oil is particularly effective for mouth and gum infections. Swish with a mild solution of neem oil and water for optimal oral health. Use neem oil topically on wounds to prevent infection during healing. And try taking a neem extract supplement or drinking neem tea to prevent bacterial infections.

The antiviral properties of neem are found in the seed oil, neem leaves and leaf oil. Neem can also help prevent dengue fever, a viral infection that is transported by mosquitoes in some tropical regions. If you have access to a neem tree, nibbling 10 to 20 of the bitter leaves in the morning can help prevent viral infections. Neem extracts are also available as supplements and neem oil is widely available in health food stores.

Neem oil has spermicidal properties. Using a cotton pad soaked in neem oil for 15 minutes before intercourse may prevent pregnancy. There is speculation that for women, eating fresh neem leaves daily may prevent contraception and for men, consuming fresh neem leaves for a month may cause reversible infertility. However, further research is required, and neem should not be relied upon for birth control or disease prevention.

Neem oil or Margosa oil is botanical oil extracted from kernel of neem tree seed by Solvent Extraction or Cold Pressing or CT Cold Pressing method. Among these methods CT cold pressing yield purest neem oil because solvent is not used for extraction.

Go through our reference links now -

1. The many health benefits of neem by writer1
2. Neem and environment by www.neemfoundation.org
3. Neem is good for by www.discoverneem.com

Natures Gift for Eczema Treatment

Eczema Meet Dr.Neem!

Even the worst of storms come to a standstill when made to face God…Reason why I am saying so is that…even the worse and most pestering of skin problems can be kept at bay or cured with the help of the right God of the field..
In this case I mean the problem eczema and doctor…Neem..
Well…Eczema in a way is a chronic disorder…and cause intense scaling and rashes…It actually is a very common inflammatory skin disorder…characterized by extremely irritable…dry…red…sore and itchy skin…
Shockingly….Eczema is the most common in infants… Though there are others who outgrow it by early adulthood…its hereditary..
sufferers usually have asthma or hay fever…and of-course there are family histories to the diseases…

okay the points I’ll be jotting down below are the ones that make this condition even worse……
Feeling too hot or too cold
Fragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps
Contact with rough materials
Dry skin
Exposure to environmental irritants
Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals
Colds or the flu
Exposure to water
Stress

The most horrible thing about this disease is that the itchiness in it can be pretty unbearable….And scratching makes eczema even worse….
And then the skin really flares up…it can become raw… cracked…crusted…weep and people tend to get even other infections…courtesy scratching…

Hello Eczema! I am Dr.Neem.
And then comes Dr. Neem to recue…know how..
Neem oil is known for its anti-fungal…anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties…and hence is the best to treat Eczema….In fact…neem has been found to treat acne…eczema….ringworm….gingivitis…cold sores…and athlete’s foot… (phew! Our doc indeed is prolific)..
Anyone seeking neem’s help to cure their eczema…kindly use a neem paste and  in addition neem leaf…it can help make healing quicker….But avoid using it in pregnancy…
Neem….more formally known as azadiracta indica is extremely rich in anti-inflammatory chemicals like nimbidin and nimbin
These treat eczema naturally and soothes and relaxes our skin from the pesky symptoms…..If living in areas that have neem trees…try getting 1-2 pounds of neem leaves and soak them in bucket for a whole night….then use this water during bathing or submerge the affected area…repeat it several times a day…and savour the results..
and yes…

Have a look at these reference sites!
1.    Eczema by www.buzzle.com
2.    Health benefits by myhealthyfoods.com


Neem Oil’s Sorcery On Acne

Neem Oil – Acne’s Enemy

Almost every friend of mine has faced the problem of acne at some or the other point of time in life…And tho’ (by God’s grace) I never faced it…but I know to quite an extent the distress it can stir in an individual…to get up every single morning and see those red hideous zits on face and you want to go back to sleep again!
If only these generations knew of nature’s bounty..no complains would’ve been voiced..
Neem…the natural…ayurvedic refuge from acne..before I let you know of its magical tricks…let me first explain what acne is…
It’s a condition of skin in which whiteheads, blackheads…..pimples and zits pop up on the skin….leaving the face smudged..

How and Why it happens?
Acne is caused of blocking/clogging of the pores on the skin..
In every pore…there’s an oil gland and a hair follicle…which is basically   responsible for providing enough moisture to the skin…
But when these oil glands start to produce surplus oil…the pores tend to get clogged and things like dirt and bacteria start to develop out of nowhere….This blockage is called a plug or comedone..
Thus we often see a kinda covering over our pores of the skin…which may either be white..called a whitehead…or black in colour…called a blackhead…
if that plug I mentioned about in the point previous to the last one…it causes the skin to swell up…there develops a sore…which may or may not be suppurating..
If the same burning sensation penetrates deep in the skin…they enlarge to form cysts…
Acne is basically a problem of swelling and inflammation…..not a problem caused by bacteria or anything…make it clear…
you know it is mainly prevalent in teenagers but even adults…infants or children fall prey to it….There even might be hormonal changes involved…and people even in their 30s and 40s may also have acne…
it can be hereditary…

Any kind of hormonal changes caused due to menstrual periods…pregnancy….birth control pills…..or even stress!
Using products with unnecessary amount of oil
Certain drugs can also cause acne
It might even occur due to high levels of humidity and sweating..
Despite the popular belief that chocolate, nuts, and greasy foods cause acne….research does not confirm this idea…tho’ yes diets high in refined sugars may be related to acne…

Neem…Here Comes Acne’s Biggest Enemy
Because Neem is anti bacterial…antifungal…Neem is naturally antiseptic and can help treat  acne to a great extent..It kills the impurities that clog our pores…it kills them clean and open…lets our skin breathe fresh…Hence the ones suffering should apply Neem paste on pimples and zits….Not only this…drinking Neem juice also helps control problem skin….

  • The antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Antiphrastic

These qualities of neem make it a natural treatment for acne……Apply neem paste on the zits…leave it to dry for some time and wash it off…application of it without a miss for 2 weeks will make one see the visible difference..

Here’s something in store that you should go through..
1.   Use neem to fight acne by Exposed
2.   How effective is neem for acne? By wisegeek.com