Neem is one of the magical trees which used for various medicinal purposes. Its name is Azadirachta Indica and it is known as tree of life and its healing and medicinal properties have long been revered and even worshipped. Neem leaves are known to contain nimbin, nimbineneacetylnimbinase, nimbandial, nimbolide and quercentin. Neem leaves help in the treatment of neuromuscular pains and are also reported to remove toxins, purify blood and prevent damage caused by free radical in the body by neutralising them. Neem is used in pyrexia, urinary problems, filarial worms, respiratory disorders, dermatological disorders, gynecological disorders and by way of external use for eyes, piles and fistula, wounds, hair, dental hygiene and as fertility regulatory material and in addition it is used in ophthalmic problems.
Neem leaf is an essential ingredient in many Ayurvedic remedies. Indians have known for thousands of years that taking neem has many benefits. It stimulates the immune system, improves liver function, and promotes a healthy circulative, respiratory and digestive system. It is famous as a malaria treatment and for diabetes.
Neem bark is cool, bitter, astringent, acrid and refrigerant. It is useful in tiredness, cough, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestation. Nimibidin found in Neem bark is now known to be antipyretic and non-irritant, and it has found to be effective in the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, furunculosis, arsenical dermatitis, burn ulcers, herpes labialis, scabies and seborrheic dermatitis. Neem flowers are used in balancing of the body heat and cough. They are astringent, anti-helminthic and non-toxic. Oral care and periodontal disease is another benefit of Neem.
In India people used the twigs of the Neem tree like toothbrushes to help protect them from cavities and other oral problems. It is anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agent and cures urinary tract infections and maintains the proper functioning of liver. Neem hair oil has proved its importance in treating of hair fall, dandruff, lice and early graying of hairs. Another neem benefits include removal of dark circles under the eyes.
Neem effectively treats arthritis and prevents the progression of disease and treats muscle aches and joint pains. It is commonly used to treat indigestion, acidity, stomach pains and constipation and used to relieve any stomach related concerns. Animals also benefit from the uses of neem. It is used in livestock production and is used as a healthy animal feed as it contains proteins, minerals, carotene, etc.