Branches Of Goodness – Neem’s Top 5

I am sure you must have heard and read chunks about neem and even the oilo that is obtained from it. They are highly antiseptic in nature and top the list of naturally therapeutic and edicinal oils. That is just one reason why neem is so popular all over the world.

  1.  Psoriasis: In clinical studies Neem extracts and oil were found to be as effective as coal tar and cortisone in treating psoriasis. However there were none of the usual side effects accompanying the use of Neem as there was with Coal tar and cortisone. When applied to the skin, Neem extracts and oil removed the redness and itching while improving the condition of the skin for the duration of the treatment.
  2.  Diabetes: Whether drinking a simple cup of tea out of the leaves or taking extracts of the Neem leaf, Neem significantly and consistently reduced insulin requirements for nonkeytonic, insulin fast, and insulin sensitive forms of Diabetes. Because of the numerous and successful clinical studies with Neem on Diabetes, the Indian equivalent of the FDA has approved the manufacture and sale of Neem tablets, by Pharmaceutical companies, for the treatment of Diabetes.
  3. Dental disease: In the old days, the people in India did not use neem toothpaste. They used neem toothbrushes instead. Chewing on a neem twig has for many centuries been the commonly preferred way to prevent gum disease and maintain healthy teeth.In a study to determine the most effective method for reducing plaque formation and the level of bacteria on tooth surfaces researchers compared antibiotics to a number of plant materials with known antibacterial properties, including neem. They found that microorganisms found in inflamed gums and resistant to penicillin (44%) and tetracycline (30%) but were not resistant to antibacterial plant extracts like neem. And unlike antibiotics, antibacterial plant extracts produced no allergy in the gingiva that could inhibit their effectiveness.
  4. Cancer: For centuries in India and Southeast Asia Ayurvedic practitioners and herbalists have successfully used Neem to reduce tumors. Clinical research performed in Europe and India using the polysaccharides and limonoids found in Neem bark, leaves, and seeds demonstrated some remarkable effects against cancers. These compounds not only reduced tumors and cancers but were also effective against lymphocytic leukemia. An amazing reduction in tumor size was reported when Neem extracts were injected around the tumors.
  5.  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.

Have a look at oour reference links now -

1. Neem tree-Azadirachta indica by Steve Nix
2. Neem- The village pharmacy by vedicheritaginc.com
3. Neem_ Village Pharmacy by www.neemtree.info

Neem Oil – Power-Packed Natural Oil

The fact is undeniable that the oil obtained from Neem is the most powerful and highly antiseptic as compared to any other possible natural oil. The oil has properties that can give even the best of medicines a run for their money.

Neem oil is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of Neem (Azadirachta indica), an evergreen tree which is endemic to the Indian subcontinent and has been introduced to many other areas in the tropics. It is perhaps the most important of the commercially available products of neem for organic farming and medicines.

Neem oil is derived by pressing the seed kernels of the neem tree. It is very bitter with a garlic/sulfur smell. A single seed may contain up to 50 percent oil by weight. Neem oil is an excellent moisturizing oil and contains various compounds that have insecticidal and medicinal properties. It is used in making shampoos, toothpaste, soaps, cosmetics, mosquito repellants, creams and lotions, pet products like pet shampoo, etc. It also contains vitamin E, other essential amino acids and some percentages of fatty acids. Neem oil is used for treating many skin diseases viz. eczema, psoriasis, skin allergies, etc. and is being studied for making contraceptives in India. A compound found in Neem Oil and neem leaves extract- ‘Salannin’, has been proven to be safer but more effective insect repellant than DEET. Neem provides protection from not only mosquitoes, but also from biting flies, sand fleas and ticks.

Neem oil is not used for cooking purposes but, in India and Bangladesh, it is used for preparing cosmetics (soap, hair products, body hygiene creams, hand creams) and in Ayurvedic, Unani and folklore traditional medicine, in the treatment of a wide range of afflictions. The most frequently reported indications in ancient Ayurvedic writings are skin diseases, inflammations and fevers, and more recently rheumatic disorders, insect repellent and insecticide effects.

Traditional Ayurvedic uses of neem include the treatment of Acne, fever, leprosy, malaria, ophthalmia and tuberculosis. Various folk remedies for neem include use as an anthelmintic, antifeedant, antiseptic, diuretic, emmenagogue, contraceptive, febrifuge, parasiticide, pediculocide and insecticide. It has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of –

  • Tetanus
  • Urticaria
  • Eczema
  • Scrofula
  • Erysipelas

Traditional routes of administration of neem extracts included oral, vaginal and topical use. Neem oil has an extensive history of human use in India and surrounding regions for a variety of therapeutic purposes.

Alright, now check out our reference links –

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

 

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

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

Neem Seed Oil Unleashed

Neem seed oil is one amazing oil that has the power and compounds to scrape all the problems from your skin…and in fact leaves the skin really clean and glowing owing to its antiseptic properties…

The Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) is known the world over as the “tree of life.” Its medicinal and healing properties have long been revered and worshiped, while mention of its name and properties dates back thousands of years in ancient holy texts from the Indian Subcontinent. The medicinal and healing properties of the Neem Tree have garnered much recent scientific clinical investigation. So far, the clinical results seem to be promising.

From the leaves, seeds, flowers to the bark, all parts of the Neem Tree are used to treat a multitude of diseases and disorders. In fact, entire villages in rural India depend on the Neem Tree to maintain the health of the village inhabitants. Various components of the Neem Tree have been scientifically shown to possess antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Neem oil and neem powder are commonly used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
  • Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, neem is widely used to treat and manage skin conditions.
  • Neem is often applied to external wounds or cuts to promote healing and lower risk of infection.
  • Neem oil is often used to treat acne, skin rashes and burns.
  • Neem has long been used in the natural treatment of eczema. In fact, neem is said to actively reduce the itching and redness caused by eczema.
  • Neem is used to treat mild, moderate and even severe cases of acne. Neem has been shown to reduce the frequency of acne breakouts, and reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne.
  • Neem is added to a variety of cosmetic soaps and lotions to help treat dry skin and prevent wrinkles.
  • The twigs from the neem tree are commonly used as natural toothbrushes to clean the mouth and to promote oral health.
  • Mouth washes and neem based toothpastes are used to actively treat tooth decay, treat inflamed gums and help prevent cavities.
  • According to Ayurvedic teachings, neem actively stimulates and strengthens gum tissue and helps prevent gum disease and gingivitis.

The information within this website is intended as reference material only and not as medical or professional advice. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Go through our reference links…

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

Neem-Uses

Neem – Some of It’s ‘Many’ Uses
Certain things on earth lie in categories that if they are given any introduction…it would demean their existence…Neem is just one of such things we are blessed with on earth…
Illutrious in India…actually now worldwide for it’s myriad properties is Neem…You can come across one such plantation in almost every nook and corner of the country…Its properties not only treat..they eradicate illnesses from the very roots…
It has other names too..

  • Margosa tree in English
  • Azadirachta indica in Biology

You know the tree is actually worshipped in India because of it’s prolific nature…its ability to cure almost any and every physical ill..

Neem…the best part about it is that… it is
Anti bacterial…
Anti protozoal…
Anti parasitic…
Anti fungal…
Anti viral…
That is the major reason it helps in protection from all possible microorganisms….which are ever-ready to invade in our bodies and cause health troubles..

Mixing neem leaves with bathing water can render it devoid of any possible infections it otherwise might be bearing..and the custom is almost a routine in almost all Indian households…it targets mild infections..Apply it on face and get relief from things like..
acne
eczema
ringworms

Miraculous for skin troubles…no matter what your skin type…itch…rash…infection…allergy….give them all a dose of neem…and witness a stupendous difference…

Neem water is widely used in burn injuries..thus to protect them from any further infection and to enhance healing…
Massage your scalp with it and get rid of lice…early sprouting of grey hair…hair fall….and oops I missed dandruff…

Its local application on arthritic conditions like
Osteoarthritis…
Lower back pain…
Rheumatoid arthritis…
Gout…
Musculus skeletal pains…
for the above mentioned problems it has magical results you see…

It has a certain component in it because of which it is extremely helpful in indigestion….constipation and restoring taste of mouth….not only this…it also kills those wriggly intestinal worms…..and is highly recommended hyperacidity and epigastric pain as it suppresses pitta that is the main cause of such …illness….Good results have also been seen in gastritis…

It is this natural blood purifier because of its properties that detoxifies any toxins in our blood stream which may lead to illness…and also helps in diabetes…actually to a great extent it controls it…

hmm…did I mention urinary infections? Probably no…yes! It is very helpful in curing urinary tract infections…

It in a way…encourages the liver to function aptly thereby keeping the secretion of the right fluids in track…..It acts on all kinds of skin disorders and provides great relief….in case of all!
It works as an anti inflammatory and pain relieving agent…
It also helps in suppressing extra heat generated in body due to any reason thus helps in maintaing normal condition in hyperthermia….maintaining the normal body temperature and hence suppressing fever…
Coughing is relieved by use of neem water…

So noe you know why I cant stop gushing about the herb..its worth every bit of it…

Anyway…have a look at these..
1.  Medicinal properties of neem by D.P Agarwal
2.  Neem oil by HYPERLINK www.organeem.com
3.  Neem uses by livestrong.com

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

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