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

Peep In The Past – Neem

There has been an inseparable connection between neem and ayurveda. The highly antiseptic and therapeutic qualities of both of these are the reasons that there is so much demand of both of these in the world market.

 Various parts of the neem tree have been used as traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Neem oil and the bark and leaf extracts have been therapeutically used as folk medicine to control leprosy, intestinal helminthiasis, respiratory disorders, constipation and also as a general health promoter. Its use for the treatment of rheumatism, chronic syphilitic sores and indolent ulcer has also been evident. Neem oil finds use to control various skin infections. Bark, leaf, root, flower and fruit together cure blood morbidity, biliary afflictions, itching, skin ulcers, burning sensations and pthysis.

 Neem has been highly successfully against harmful fungi, parasites, and viruses. Although it can destroy these, it does not kill off beneficial intestinal flora nor produce adverse side effects.

Neem is toxic to several fungi that attack humans, including the causes of athlete’s foot and ringworm and candida, which cause yeast infections and thrush. In fact, neem extracts are some of the most powerful Antifungal plant extracts found in the Indian pharmacopia that are used for these conditions.

 The compounds gedunin and nimbidol, found in the tree’s leaves, control the fungi listed above. Basing their studies on the ancient tradition of using neem to purify the air surrounding sick people, two Indian researchers found that neem smoke was successful in suppressing fungal growth and germination.

One of neem’s stronger advantages is its effect upon the skin in general. It has been most helpful in treating a variety of skin problems and diseases including psoriasis, eczema and other persistent conditions.

According to a report from the National Research Council’s Ad Hoc Panel of the Board on Science and Technology for International Development, neem preparation from the leaves or oils can be used as general antiseptics.

 Because neem contains antibacterial properties, it is highly effective in treating epidermal conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. It is also used for treating -

  • septic sores

  • infected burns

  • scrofula

  • indolent ulcers

  • ringworm

Stubborn warts can be cleared up when a high-quality neem product is used.Unlike synthetic chemicals that often produce side effects such as rashes, allergic reactions, or redness, neem doesn’t seem to create any of these results.

 Have a look at our 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

Benefits of Neem Oil

Neem Seed Oil- Boons
You know there are certain things on earth whose benefits are in a way nature’s bounty…reason why I am saying so is because Neem oil is one such nature’s bounty…with myriad benefits…
The greatest ones countable…on fingertips being..

It is a natural fertilizer
It is one medicine with hundreds of different uses
It is a natural insect repellent
It is a safe (and I mean SAFE) pesticide
It is a skin care ingredient
It is a contraceptive

Phew! Isn’t that amazing to know? C’mon…imagine for yourself…one little leaf…innumerable benefits…I am in awe of it..seriously..Okay…let me take your amazement factor a notch higher..
Not 10..not 50…but 75% ….yeah! 75% of Ayurvedic remedies possess neem in some form or the other! (Wow!) As far as the Indians are concerned…They call the tree sacred neem tree and ‘the village pharmacy, I mean they have this belief that neem is the cure for anything and everything…
Well…if you…by any chance…think that its benefits are confined to just human use..then ahem ahem! No…you’re wrong…it deals with many problems of animals and even of plants itself! Isn’t that unusually great? Yes it is.. No countable number of ways it is used…

No matter it’s fruits…or flowers…or bark…roots…..they ALL are
Anti-fungal
Anti inflammatory
Antibacterial
Antiviral and
It also acts as a contraceptive agent

It’s cost is like really…really low…and it is very very effective….
This tree that belongs to India has its root back then…. five-thousand-year-old seals which were dug out from the ‘Indus Valley Civilization”….And today the margosa (Neem) thought high of its ability to exorcise the demon…the disease rather than the spirit of any dead, and in some villages we can even come across the picture of some Goddess that people hang from the branches of neem tree…as they feel that she is the one who guards against diseases like chicken pox….

The tree is even renowned for its antiseptic property…the neem tree is thought to protect mainly women and children….Delivery chambers get rid of germs or bacteria by burning its bark…Neem seed oil has been chemically tested as an external contraceptive…used by women as a spermicide…
It is also extrememly useful in pyrexia, diabetes, urinary problems, filarial worms, respiratory disorders, dermatological disorders, gynecological disorders and for physical uses as for the eyes, piles and fistula, wounds, hair, dental hygiene and as fertility regulating thing and in addition to its uses in eye problems…

Skin and Hair Care
Its even a part of different cosmetic products for its healing characteristics….Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing in nature, the oil fights several conditions such as dandruff, acne, psoriasis and eczema…
Natural Pesticide
Its ingredient that that fights pesticides is  azadirachtin…. Though all parts of the neem tree contain the ingredient…the oil is its most concentrated source….Because of this very reason oil is used as a natural pesticide…

It’s flowers are used in maintaining body heat and managing cough….reason being that they are astringent, antihelminthic and non-toxic…

Have a look at these references Links..
1. The Village Pharmacy by Joseph selvester
2. Neem benefits by khanapakana.com

Neem as a Pesticide

NEEM – A Natural Harmless Pesticide
Planning to have that small and cute kitchen garden in the backyard…but you know there are numerous hungry creatures waiting to gorge on the delicacies that you’ve just planned to grow…
And you step back considering the consequences of a pest attack..a ruined kitchen garden..and your painfully broken heart…
There’s something we can resolve to do…Neem…Yes…you do not need to feed on your naive crops with those hopelessly harmful pesticides…because Neem is already your super-fertilizer to rescue…!

I know it sounds rather absurd that how a plant itself can serve as a pesticide…Well…then when the plant as a taste strong and bitter enough to get a corpse on its feet…just imagine what it can do to those pesky pests! (my sudden surge of emotions doesnt mean its harmful)…here again I say it for the record…Neem is the safest thing around..here’s how it works as a pesticide…

In today’s world the use of neem as insecticides and pesticide against crop pests is proliferating…..The organic synthetic insecticides are more hazardous to handle….they tend to leave toxic residues in food products…they are non-biodegradable….and besides all this they have a detrimental impact on the environment…There are loads of choloro carbons in the organic pesticides which elude neem…as a pesticide…it is utterly environ friendly and has the same effects on pests as any other organic pesticide
So..in a way..when we use something as neem in place of any organic fertilizer or pesticide…it adds that green ‘environment-friendly’ badge to our credit and our work is also done in a far better and easy manner without any repercussions…or after-effects.

Most of the natural pesticides are easily biodegradable….the natural pesticides may not match synthetic insecticides in efficiency but yes they do control the pest pollution at the right moment  and may be beneficial to everyone….But one advantage is, natural insecticides extracted from plants in their semi-purified form have slow releasing action and prophylactic—that is if sprayed when infestation is low it prevents multiplication of insect population….

So…go green…use Neem (and it rhymes! okay kinda)
Have a look at the reference links…
1.    Harmless neem by srikanthgb
2.    3 harmless pesticides by doityourself.com

Neem Oil’s Medicinal Magic

Neem oil is famous world over for its various amazing benefits to the human body. The oil is very potent and highly medicinal in nature. It is possibly the best antiseptic and cure about just any and every human ill.

Neem leaf, bark and oil are packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. Neem leaf is rich in naturally occurring Quercetin, which is well known as a compound that supports the body’s ability to respond to inflammation. Neem leaf and bark are also well documented for their immune-boosting compounds that protect against noncystic acne without drying skin – a particularly important consideration for all skin types.

In Ayurveda, Neem is considered cooling, soothing and astringent: Cooling because it helps to cool and calm the skin, scalp, gums or wherever it is applied; Soothing because it has been used for thousands of years to support healthy skin and is traditionally used to normalize irritated, rough or exceptionally dry skin or scalp; Astringent because it helps to tighten skin or scalp tissue normalize, balance and promote youthful and healthy skin. One might consider Neem in the common three-step skin system of cleanse, tone and moisturize — Neem is all three in one!

Some of the constituents in Neem that are important to healthy skin, scalp and hair include:

  • Catechin: anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory
  • Cyclic tetrasulfide: anti-fungal
  • Epicatechin: anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory
  • Gallic acid: anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory
  • Gedunin: anti-fungal
  • Margolone: anti-bacterial
  • Mahmoodin: anti-bacterial
  • Nimbin: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-histamine
  • Nimbidin: anti-fungal, analgesic
  • Polysaccharides: anti-inflammatory
  • Quercetin: exerts strong anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting both the manufacture and release of histamine and other allergic/inflammatory mediators.
  • Sodium nimbinate: anti-inflammatory

Certified-organic and ethically wild-crafted Neem oil and Neem leaf extracts are commonly likened to tea tree essential oil for their broad-spectrum actions. However Neem oil is cold-pressed and not distilled, so it is not as drying or irritating as tea tree oil can be. All forms of Neem are soothing and nourishing to the skin and scalp. Neem leaf has a mild aroma and can be taken internally as a dietary supplement or applied topically. Neem bark has even more antioxidants than the leaf and oil. It also is an excellent exfoiliant that can be used in a masque to pull out the impurities and tighten pores. Neem oil has a rich, nutty, garlic-like aroma that smells like food but it is the most concentrated of the three neem products and is only used for external applications.

Have a look at our reference links now -

1.Home Remedies by www.organicfacts.net
2.Home Remedies for toenail fungus by www.totsl-health-care.com
3.benefits of neem leaves by ayurvedahealthblog.blogspot.com

Neem Seed Oil’s Care

Neem seed essential oil is used for various problems of the skin. The oil has antibacterial compounds that completely eliminate the infection causing bacteria. The oil is very strong and potent and has a bitter taste.

Neem oil comes from a tropical evergreen tree that is native to Myanmar and India. More than 60 medicinal uses exist for neem oil, including the treatment of -

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Dandruff
  • Fungal infections
  • Gingivitis
  • Cold sores
  • Acne

Products made with neem oil come in a variety of forms which you can use to combat acne and treat acne scars.

While Neem oil has been used in India for generations for medicinal, cosmetic and cooking purposes, word of Neem oil has slowly reached the U.S., where it is has been creating buzz as an effective acne treatment and skin care ingredient.

Neem oil is derived from the seeds and fruit of the Neem tree, a flowering evergreen variety that’s native to India. Locals utilize almost every part of the tree, including the bark, the leaves, the seeds and the fruit. With so many possible uses and benefits, it’s no wonder the Neem tree has been called the “legendary medicinal tree of India” by the Neem Foundation. Read on to learn more specifically how Neem oil treats and improves problem skin.

It sounds counterproductive to treat oily skin with oil, but some consumers apparently swear by Neem oil and its ability to combat acne blemishes and even reduce the signs of inflammation. Its active ingredients include numerous liminoids that fight bad bacteria, and quercetin, which has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. To treat acne, Neem oil is available by itself in its purest form, and also in various creams and soaps. Some consumers use Neem oil and/or Neem leaf extract, Neem powder and Neem capsules to treat their acne. The form of Neem you use is up to you, since one type of Neem might work better for your skin than another.

Neem oil isn’t reputed to remove acne scars or cure acne, but it is an effective, gentle cleanser that can be helpful for a majority of skin types. Neem ingredients’ anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits can not only kill acne-causing bacteria, they can eliminate excess oil and even help fight free radicals—all to keep skin looking smoother and more radiant.

Have a look at our reference links now -

1.Home Remedies by www.organicfacts.net
2.Home Remedies for toenail fungus by www.totsl-health-care.com
3.benefits of neem leaves by ayurvedahealthblog.blogspot.com

Neem Oil’s Healing Acts

Neem essential oil has many uses, most of which most of us are unaware. The oil is amazing for infections and many stomach related diseases. The oil is even known to cure acne and many other skin related chronic problems.

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 has been used for hundreds of years in controlling plant pests and diseases. Many researches have shown that the spray solution of neem oil helps to control common pests like -

  • White flies
  • Aphids
  • Scales
  • Mealy bugs
  • Spider mites
  • Locusts
  • Thrips
  • Japanese beetles

Neem oil also works as a fungicide and helps control powdery mildew. Some people have also experienced good results with neem oil spray on black spot. Orchid owners use pure neem oil spray to control pests like mealybugs, spidermites, etc. One of the main ingredients in neem seed oil is Azadirachtin that works as an insect growth regulator, thus preventing the larval stage to molt into an adult. As neem is very bitter in taste, it also works as an antifeedant thus making the leaves sprayed with it very distasteful for the bugs to eat, and the bugs choose to starve themselves than eat the leaves treated with neem.

Have a look at 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

Neem Seed’s Magical Oil

The world is ‘wow-ed’ by the many amazing benefits of this wonderful medicinal herb, neem. It has been ages since people discovered it and brought this herb in routine use of theirs. The herb is bitter and strong and highly effective, and so is the oil obtained from it.

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