Benefits of Neem
Posted by sanath pollemore on February 6th, 2021
Neem is also known as Indian lilac, is an aboriginal of the Indian subcontinent. Famous as nimtree, it belongs to the mahogany family. One of its primary usages is as a medicinal herb. It has innumerable benefits, especially against pests and insects.
Scientists and Researchers are continuously establishing its worth as medicine for almost any major issue. It plays an important role in preventing diseases. The fact that it has no side effects leads to its huge popularity. In Ayurveda, it is known as Sarva Roga Nirvanrini, meaning \\\'all heal.\\\'
There are particular benefits of neem which are needed to be discussed elaborately. They are as follows-
The most important purpose of neem is to cure Malaria. Studies have proved neem is highly beneficial against malarial mosquitoes. Being an antioxidant with some antimicrobial effects, it is significant against various Fungi, Viruses, and Bacteria types.
The parasites are belonging to the plasmodium genus, which is carried by some mosquitoes, cause Malaria. The most common symptoms of Malaria are high fever, flu-like cough, and cold. In 2019, there was a wide range of 229 million cases of Malaria across countries. Moreover, 409,000 people died due to Malaria.
There are no specific medicines for Malaria yet. But doctors suggest neem leaves prevent the flu. Due to its antimalarial properties without any side effects, it is the most effective treatment among doctors and patients.
Not only in the case of humans but also for animals, neem shows its extensive effects. This ingredient is used in cattle fodder so that pests and parasites stay away from the food. It helps in storing the food for longer hours. Neem keeps away ticks and fleas. So it is often mixed in animal shampoos as well.
The neem barks exhibit ethanol properties, which might help reduce chemical-induced tumors in the gastrorectal areas. It has also shown wondrous effects in chemotherapy. All these are proven results on the animal. Human samples are yet to be analyzed.
However, some studies suggest that if humans consume neem regularly, it prevents and reduces cancer risk. Neem leaves contain a strong essence of photochemical called nimbolide. It shows properties to fight cancer.
Neem can easily help you fight the side effects caused by radiation and chemotherapy by increasing the immunity power. It increases the strength of the cell so that it does not spread. It also has a therapeutic effect on the skin and has proven effective for the lungs, liver, and pancreas.
Any kind of infections, tooth decay, or bleeding and sore gums can be treated successfully with daily use of neem. It can be used to wash the mount. Leaf extract can be added to the water as well. There have been reports suggesting a total reversal of gum degeneration after using neem for only a few months.
In modern times, most medicines contain a certain percentage of neem.
Forms in which neem is available
Neem is a common plant. It is more useful because not only its leaves but its barks are also useful. You can use it directly because that can act faster and heal better. But for some specific usages, you might need another form of the neem leaves. With the advancement of technology, it has become possible to get neem extract easily. Some of the common forms in which it is available are as follows:
Also, it is an important form of usage for hair and scalp. Neem oils help against lice.
These are certain ways in which neem has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. It is rightly said that neem is the most common and widely used herb.
Minimal Risks or Side Effects
There are no possible side effects of using neem. But you should still be careful of some of the mild problems and use it likewise.
Doctors can give you a vivid idea about the exact dosages and effects of neem supplements or tablets etc. But it has been a home remedy for several years now. So, you can use neem with the following dosages. These are commonly used dosages. It can vary from one person to another and according to age.
For a gum disease (gingivitis): Neem leaf extract gel can be applied to the teeth and gums twice daily for 6 weeks.
You can use 15 mL of 2% neem solution as a mouthwash for 30 seconds after brushing. Daily for three weeks.
You need to apply a neem leaf extract gel to the teeth and gums twice for tooth problems. It will give better results if used for 6 weeks constantly.
You can use 5 mL of neem solution as a mouthwash. Best results are seen if it is done twice daily for 30 days.
For Diabetic problems - It has been proven that people who applied neem leaves directly on the skin could alter insulin use up to 50%. It did not affect blood glucose level as well.
Thus, you can see that neem has plenty of benefits. Now we can understand the reason behind its popularity as a herb.
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