The cure for all ailments
Diabetes can be treated by taking neem leaf juice. Neem leaf extracts can be used in treating heart disease, since it reduces clotting, lowers blood...
Diabetes can be treated by taking neem leaf juice. Neem leaf extracts can be used in treating heart disease, since it reduces clotting, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol and prevents irregular heartbeat The word neem originates from Sanskrit and translates into "the healer and illness reliever". Neem is a miraculous natural drug; easily available and inexpensive everyone can take pleasure in its benefits. Neem is a natural pesticide and insecticide used to protect plants, unlike chemical pesticides it is non toxic and quickly breaks down into natural substances organic farmers use neem as a pesticide . In olden days all homes had a neem tree . Furthermore, it is appreciated in many countries because it provides shade to many from the tropical sun. Neem is known as Sarva Roga Nivarini which means "the curer of all ailments". Diabetes can be treated by taking the Neem leaf juice or chewing neem leaves daily in the morning, as this leads to the reduction of insulin requirements by 50 percent. Neem leaf extracts can be used in treating heart disease, since it reduces clotting, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol and prevents irregular heartbeat. Interestingly, neem can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. The leaf extracts can be taken in small amounts instead of drugs used for stress which may have side effects. Throughout South East Asia, neem extracts have been used to reduce tumors and treat various cancers. It is especially effective in treating skin cancer by using neem based creams. Neem leaf extracts can be used in fighting malaria; it lowers fever, increases the patient's appetite plus strengthens the immune system. There are health farms in South America and southern USA where they use neem to treat eye ailments. Neem has a long history of relieving inflamed joints. It creates a balance in the immune system, directly affecting the progression of arthritis. Drinking a mild Neem tea might help relieve pains in the body. Drinking neem juice is useful in treating urinary tract infection. Moreover, application of a neem cream on the affected area might speed up the process. One of neem's most effective use is its excellent effect on the skin in general as well as to treat severe skin ailments namely eczema and psoriasis. Neem oil is applied for treating sores, burns, warts, ulcers etc. But what the best part about neem is that it doesn't cause redness or rashes as other skin creams would. Its anti inflammatory and anti bacterial attributes can be used to treat wounds, cuts, sprains and bruises. Neem also has beautifying qualities. Neem oil can be used to prevent graying of hair. Neem is a strong disinfectant and is used in cosmetics, soaps, facial lotions etc. for cleansing and care. Neem twigs have been used as toothpaste and toothbrushes and neem extracts in toothpastes for centuries in India and Africa. Now it is scientifically proven that neem prevents tooth decay and it has also helped in strengthening gums. On a cautious note neem must be taken in small quantities, although it has minimum side effects, but it maybe toxic if take in large amounts. Happily, modern societies today, finding themselves confounded in the web of their creation, are willing to revert to nature for remedies (The writer is a Mumbai based nutritionist, obesity and health consultant)