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 Neem in Ayurvedic texts

 Neem in Ayurvedic texts

        Neem tree

  In Ayurvedic literature neem is described in the following manner: ‘Neem bark is cool, bitter, astringent, acrid and refrigerant. It is useful in tiredness, cough, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestation. It heals wounds and vitiated conditions of kapha, vomiting, skin diseases, excessive thirst, and diabetes. Neem leaves are reported to be beneficial for eye disorders and insect poisons. It treats Vatik disorder. It is anti-leprotic. It’s fruits are bitter, purgative, anti-hemorrhoids and anthelmintic’. As written in Ayurvedic texts

निम्बपत्रं स्मृतं नेत्र्यं कृमिपित्तविषप्रणुत् |
वातलं कटुपाकं च सर्वारोचककुष्ठनुत् || 

  In ayurvedic texts neem has been described as the 'sarva roga nivarini' as it keeps all the diseases at bay. Since ages neem has been used to cure almost all kinds of diseases and also taken to maintain a healthy life. Every part of neem such as bark, seed oil, leaf, roots has ayurvedic properties and hence used in therapeutic preparations.



  Neem oil

  Neem oil comes from the twigs, seeds and fruits of the neem tree. Neem oil has been used for thousands of years as a part of ayurvedic medicine. Neem oil is most commonly used in skin and hair care products in India being for its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-parasitic properties .

  Neem oil can soothe irritated skin, fade scars, lighten hyper-pigmentation, moisturize dry and cracked skin, restore damaged hair , control oil production, eliminate acne and heal eczema and psoriasis.

  Today neem oil used in as an ingredient in body soaps, cleansers, hair care and anti-aging products. It’s mostly present in natura products that focus on healing dry skin, psoriasis, scalp problems and eczema.

  Neem oil can be blended with jojoba, almond or tea tree oil as a carrier, to minimize its strongl smell. Neem oil is used as an insect repellent and has been used in other countries for flea control on pets. Neem oil new use for birth control as it is said to prevents fertilized eggs from implanting.

Medicinal use of NEEM in Ayurveda

Part

     Medicinal Use

Leaf

Leprosy, skin problems, skin ulcers, intestine worms, anorexia, eye problems, epistaxis, biliousness

Bark

Analgesic, curative of fever

Flower

Elimination of intestine worms, phlegm, bile suppression,

Fruit

Diabetes, eye problem, piles, intestine worms, urinary disorder, wounds, leprosy, epistaxis

Twig

 Asthma, cough, piles, intestine worms, obstinate urinary disorder, phantom tumor,  spermatorrhoea

 Gum

Scabies, wounds, ulcer, skin diseases

 Seed

Intestine worms and leprosy

 Oil

Intestine worms, skin diseases and leprosy

Root

Refrigerant, diutretic

  According to Ayurveda, it is useful in treating all sorts of Pitta, Kapha and Vatic disorders. It should be consumed early in morning on empty stomach for 15 days during the end of winter till the starting of summer season. This prevents most of the diseases through out the year. 

 

 

 
 

 

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