Neem-The village pharmacy


The neem is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 20 m in height, with spreading branches that form a broad crown. The plant is found throughout India and neighboring regions, where it is cultivated commercially. Leaves grow alternately with leaflets containing 8 to 19 leaves. The tree yields high-quality timber and a commercial gum. Various parts of this tree have long been utilized in traditional Asian medicine.

The bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine. Less often, the root, flower, and fruit are also used.

Neem contains chemicals that might help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent pregnancy, kill bacteria, and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.

Neem twigs: People in the tropic regions chew neem twigs instead of using tooth brushes.It fights germs, maintains the alkaline levels in your saliva, keeps bacteria at bay, treats swollen gums and also gives you whiter teeth.

Bark:The bark is used for malaria,stomach and intestinal ulcers,skin diseases,pain and fever.

Leaves:The neem leaves are used for healing the wound, clearing dandruff,eye troubles such as irritation,redness or tiredness,dark spots,acne,ear ailments,other skin disorders etc.,

Seeds:Neem oil that are extracted from the neem seeds are rich in medicinal properties.It can treat lot of skin diseases and more over it is an excellent mosquito repellent.It is also used for blackheads,anti ageing and for great hair.

Root:It is used as a tonic and astringent.

Flower:White and delicate, neem flowers with their off-white buds are almost too pretty to be eaten and unbelievably therapeutic.  They’re often dry roasted and sprinkled on top of the dish to garnish as well.Neem flowers can be used to treat anorexia, nausea, belching and intestinal worm.Ayurveda suggests neem leaves  are good for the eyes and useful in treating skin disease and headaches. 

Fruits:The fruit is used for hemorrhoids, intestinal worms,urinary tract disorders,bloody nose,eye disorders,wounds and diabetes.

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