The people of India are one of the luckiest human beings on earth. They have so many wondrous plants that they literally don’t need modern medicine. One of these plants is the Neem Tree. In India this tree is called the Miracle Tree and it is considered to be one of the most beneficial plants for the human health. It is practically an essential part of any natural treatment and it doesn’t have a single side-effect as many modern drugs do. The most common use of this tree in India is for making virgin oil, which has high medicinal properties.
The Health Wonders of the Neem Tree
Almost the entire tree can be used for medicine starting from the roots up to the leaves, flowers, branches, bark and seeds. Here are 12 common uses of the Neem Tree:
In the rural parts of India people use the Neem twigs instead of a toothbrush. However, they don’t actually brush their teeth with the twigs, but instead every morning they chew on them. This way they naturally prevent bleeding of the gums and oral infections.
The Neem tree is also used as an ingredient in natural toothpastes. It helps to prevent gum and tooth decay, fortifies them and naturally bleaches the teeth.
The Neem tree is also used as a natural germicide and pesticide. It is able to deter 500 types of insects that destroy crops and furniture, or insects such as ticks and similar. It can even protect our body from microbes because it has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties.
The oil extracted from the Neem Tree can help you reduce wrinkles. It does that by creating collagen in the skin, thus maintaining its elasticity and preventing it from aging. You’ll get a youthful look and a healthy skin. It can also help in treating skin conditions such as rashes or acne.
By activating the collagen fibers in the skin the Neem can assist in faster wound healing and the healing of damaged skin tissues. By consuming or applying the oil to the skin you can treat all sorts of infections, scratches, abrasions and sores too.
If you make a Neem paste you can use it to treat psoriasis and eczema.
Another benefit from the Neem oil is relieving joint pains and strengthening the bones. You can even use some Neem oil into your bath to relax your muscles after a busy day.
You can drink Neem tea if you are feeling stressed and nervous. It calms your mind and gives you an instant relief and invigoration.
Make a paste of the Neem leaves and apply it to your scalp if you want to prevent dandruff, premature graying or hair loss. It even helps if you have lice.
People suffering from low blood circulation can drink Neem tea because it promotes the creation of healthy blood cells.
The tea is highly recommended to people with diabetes because it lowers the blood sugar levels.
If you blend the seeds with warm water and drink it every morning on an empty stomach, you can prevent hemorrhoids and bleeding.
It doesn’t matter what your health problem is, you can use the Neem Tree for all sorts of ailments. Don’t wait to actually develop a problem, instead use the Neem Tree to boost your health and prevent a disorder before it has blown to a full scale.
From ancient times neem has a special place in our life. In sanskrit it is called ‘nimbakam’ and is taken with jaggery on Ugadi festival with chanting of sloka ‘shatAyur vajra dehAya, sarva sampathkarAyacha, sarvArishta vinAshaya, nimbakamdala bhakhsanam’. By eating the leaves of neem, one can get rid of all diseases. Neem has such a high medicinal value that even the breeze coming from the neem tree is good for health and that’s why neem tree plantaion is preferred to tamarind tree. In Bengaluru, a road is named as ‘Margosa road’ where neem trees had been planted as shadow trees on either side of the road. Even in rural areas, the village areas are planted with neem trees.
I have a neem tree,I make a cup of tea on a daily bases.
Nim uses are ver nise
In summer season its too good… And for health related problems works as antibiotic.
I live in South Africa. Does the been tree grow here as well. What is another name for the neem tree?
neem tree in south africa is called a slinger berry tree. the leaves are very bitter in taste. its not a rare tree its found all over durban, joberg, north west etc. very common.hindu;s also use it to treat
small pox ,chicken pox, measles in s. africa. when grounded and mixed with tumeric powder is very effective for the above diseases. thanks.
Hy let mi know from u that whthr neem trees marriage is fixed wiyh fig / peepal treev
I am a diabetic for last 15 years. I would like to know how to take this medicine to eliminate/reduce diabetes. Also, please let me know if neem tea is available in local stores.
Namaskar. Good information concerning neem.
Neem tree is a Kalpavruksha. It’s medicinal uses are numerous. One invaluable bounty it gives us is every neem tree gives oxygen worth millions of Rupees every year. Therefore it is an invaluable gift to humanity from the Nature. Let’s preserve and enhance movement of neem plantation.
I would like to give few more information about “Neem Tree”. Seed of neem fruit ( along with the light shell cover). Rub on a clean stone with honey, you will get thick paste. Take a little and rub under the tongue nerve first in morning for 48 days. This works wonder for those stammering and also for slow speaker. Practically worked for my brother who was unable to speak. Apart from medicinal use Hindu’s rever this tree as Durga. Also in Lalitha sahasranama one of the name mentioned as ” Barbaralaka” means you are the sacred Neem Tree.
Thanks for the information provided on neem tree. All the parts of Neem tree is useful for the human being and it should be used on the daily basis for trouble free day to day life.
Hi, enlightening information and good to know thanks – the fruit on the picture looks different – Why
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It does grow in South Africa and I am keen to know if there are others who owns one
Azadirachta indica commonly known as Neem
Original parent plant from India Year 2000.A picture is on Tweeter
Most definitely not syringa berry. I have both
The picture of the leaf flower and seed is exactly the Neem tree that I have in South Africa
If it exactly matches the one u have,then I am very interested
as I am in the process of propagating
Very very useful information. Some people use to take 2 to 3 neem leaves with bel leaves every morning in empty stomach to get rid of entry of all kinds of diseases.
In Tamilnadu Neem Flower rasam is a delicacy , this concoction can be consumed as a soup or mixed with Rice.
It enhances digestion ,reduces flatulence ,phelgm and usually preferred to be had at the end of a meal
Neem tree oil cures so many skin problems and even sit below the nem tree will help in brathing problem. Thanks for information
THANKS FOR A VERY GOOD INFORMATION ON NEEM
Thank you so much for this information. We Tibetans call India the noble land. So I am not surprised at the knowledge and the natural wealth this wonderful country holds.
Can we get this in Canada?
Thank you very much I got lot of information from you.
Thanks for enriching our knowledge about magical neem tree.
It is well known for ages that almost every part of the Neem tree is useful as medicinal item. The leaves are used to sooth the itching when one suffers from the chicken pox. Neem leaves are spread all over the body of the infected person to control the seriousness of the infection. The neem leaves have many anti viral qualities.
Wonderful info. Thanks to all. Kindly let me know how to prevent diabetes from neem.
It is well established that Neem has many benefits, but it is incorrect to say that it does not have side effects. Even Ayurvedic medicines have side effects; it is misleading statement that Herbal products & Ayurvedic medicines do not have side effects.
One of the side effects of Neem is reduction in sperm count.
Sorry, looks like an article written haste!!
“If you make a Neem paste you can use it to treat psoriasis and eczema.”
Which part of the tree is made into a paste? Bark, leaves, root, fruit, seeds?
Paste by grinding or biling?
“You can drink Neem tea if you are feeling stressed and nervous.”
Neem tea of seeds, leaves or what?
“Another benefit from the Neem oil is relieving joint pains and strengthening the bones.”
Is this oil commercially available or one can make in the house? From which part of the plant and how can it be made at home?