Azadirachta indica or Neem needs no introduction, it is a free plant of India and found all over the country. This is famous for its magical properties well known all over the world for miraculous medicinal values. The tree of Neem is also known as Margosa tree in English and this grows up to 40-50 feet in height, famous as magic tree for its wonderful properties which not only relieves but cures illnesses. It stays green throughout the year but fruits come between months of May and July, Neem tree leaves, bark, fluid, fruits, flower and seeds, all of them possess wonderful properties.
Neem along with its uncountable uses as natural remedy has been used as pesticide in agricultural farms for protecting harvest from pests and also at homes since ancient times in India. Azadirachtin is the most active ingredient of Neem which makes it possess the wonderful healing, protecting and curing powers which it projects in its usage. Neem or Azadirachta Indica acts as anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-malarial, anti-protozoal and anti-oxidant.
Leaves and bark of Azadirachta Indica or Neem is used as topical application in treating skin diseases, acne, burn, injuries, mouth ulcers, athlete’s foot, candida, eczema, ringworm, and protecting open wounds from infections. Bathing with water boiled with Neem leaves is common remedy for curing skin infections, it is used for protecting hair health and premature graying too.
Neem has potential properties to kill cancer cells or boosting up immunity system, use of Neem has shown impressive action against cancer of lung, oral, breast, colon, stomach, skin, liver and prostrate. Due to its bitter properties it has been found effective in controlling ill effects of over eating sweets. Regular use of Neem has shown reduction in insulin requirements by the body by up to 50%.
Liver protection is another big benefit of Neem or Azadirachta Indica by stabilizing levels of serum marker enzymes and boosting up antioxidants. It has been found to cause similar actions like vitamin E and C and natural carotenoids for liver protection from damage and promoting blood purification. Chewing twigs of Neem or Azadirachta Indica protects dental health, prevents oral infections, tooth decay, sore gums and bleeding gums.
Azadirachta Indica also possesses potential contraceptive properties to terminate pregnancy without casting any ill effects on future pregnancies. As a pre coital contraceptive it can reduce proliferation of sperm cells to .5-1%. Cotton soaked in Neem oil and kept in female intimate part for 15 minutes before making love kills sperm cells and provides natural protection from pregnancy and infections simultaneously. It can also reduce fertility in males without reducing sperm count or harming libido.
Azadirachta Indica is very capable remedy for busting stress and curing stress related problems by promoting calmness and reducing anxiety. Neem oil is natural treatment for Arthritis and treating rheumatic conditions, Neem bark consumed with diet is excellent for treating and preventing ulcers in the stomach. Leaf extract of Azadirachta Indica or Neem is boon for heart’s health, it lowers blood pressure, reduces clotting, stabilizes slow, rapid or high heart beats, inhibits abnormally high heart rhythms and lowers bad cholesterol levels. Topical use of Neem oil and consumption of leaves treat Vitiligo and cause reversal of discoloration of skin.
Other names of Azadirachta Indica: Neem, Nimba, Nimb, Pichumarda, Arishta, Nim, Kadunimb, Vembu, Bevu, Margosa, Limado, Melia Azadirachta, Vempu, Veppu