Neem; Azadirachta indica also known as margose tree is one of the best healer for wounds and useful in skin diseases.
Neem improves eye sight and corrects metabolism so useful in diabetes mellitus. It also minimizes the complications of diabetes. Neem is a cardiac rejuvenating Ayurveda herb and useful in arrhythmic conditions.
Effect on Doshas:
Useful in diseases induced by kapha and pitta.
Ayurvedic Pharmacology of Neem
- Tikta property of Neem reduces the kapha from respiratory.
- 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.
- Neem 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.
- Bark is cathartic and emetic.
- Flowers and leaves are emmenagogue and resolvent.
- Root-bark is bitter, emetic and anthelmintic; in large doses it is narcotic. So the root bark is used in various decoctions, as an anthelmintic formulation for children in low doses.
- Leaves are anthelmintic, anti-lithiac, diuretic, and emmenagogue; their decoction is astringent and stomachic.
- Bark is a good bitter tonic, astringent and antiperiodic. It is said to contain a resinous bitter principle and usually prescribed in the form of a tincture or an infusion. It is also regarded as beneficial in malarial fever.
- Neem bark also is considered useful in the skin diseases. Nimbidin gargle has beenfound to be effective in bleeding gums and pyorrhea etc.
- It’s bark is refrigerant and anthelmintic. It is useful in some slight cases of intermittent fever and general debility. Bark has properties to cure ulcers, inflammation, and good for leprosy, blood complaints and urinary discharges.
- Neem bark is mixed with juice of rhizome of Motha (Cyperus rotundus) and Kemu (Costus specious), decoction of this is an effective remedy for jaundice.
- Oil has been shown to possess activity by selectively activating the cell-mediated immune mechanisms to elicit an enhanced response to subsequent mitogenic or antigenic challenge.
|Best Recommended Uses|
|Neem powder is very useful in skin diseases, different cancers and diseases related to impurities in blood.|
|Doses and Useful Parts|
|Dose for Bark Powder/ Leaves Powder is 2-4gm; for Juice of leaves 10-20 ml and for Neem; Oil is 5-10 drops|