Medicinal Uses of Neem

An Introduction to Neem

Neem tree is found all over India. It is called the 'villagers dispensary' because of its medicinal value. All parts of neem are known for their medicinal use, from root to the small twigs. The flowers are known to neutralize excess pitha. The neem leaves can help reduce swelling and purify blood. It kills germs and cleanses the atmosphere. The neem fruit strengthens brain. Neem seeds are useful in treating tuberculosis. The root is well known for its action on fevers. The bark of the tree is used in treating most of the skin diseases. The gum of neem tree is a well known aphrodisiac. It helps in rapid healing of wounds.

Dried Neem Flowers

Cleaned and Dried Neem Flowers
Cleaned and Dried Neem Flowers

Neem Flower

Medicinal Uses of Neem Flower

Dishes made of neem flower are well known for their taste as well as medicinal use. The neem tree flowers bloom during the months of April and May. During this period you can find a thin layer of neem flower bed formed below most of the neem trees. To collect flowers, paper or cloth is spread below the tree and the branches are shaken. Once collected, it is cleaned in running water and then dried in shade. The dried leaves can last for years without losing their medicinal value. These flowers are a storehouse of anti-oxidants. It is strange to note that neem flowers have certain medicinal properties that are not found in neem leaves.

Now for some dishes. Neem rasam is the easiest and tastiest of them all. Next is the veppam poo sadam or neem flower rice. Both these dishes are tasty as well as full of nutritive value.

Some simple remedies using neem flowers. Neem flower can be stored in honey. Flowers soaked in honey taken every night is found to boost your immunity.

Soak a handful of neem flowers in 100 ml water for at least 4 hours. Filter out the flowers and take the water 2 ounces four times day. This is found to cure stomach ache due to excessive pitha.

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Madame X 7 years ago

jshaiju - again a great hub. We have used neem oil for various things. You say it can reduce excess pitha - Do you know what can reduce excess vata? We had a tea that was called, obviously enough, "Vata Tea" but we can't find it anymore. Got any ideas? Thanks.


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jshaiju 7 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Dear Madame X, 'Triphala choornam' is an excellent alternative. 'Hartaki choornam' is best suited for excess vata. The powder can be taken with honey or milk. Thanks very much for visiting.


sree 6 years ago

BY APPLING NEEM LEAVES IN OUR HEAD THE DANDRUFF GOES ON.


rea saha 6 years ago

neem rocks


dhruti 6 years ago

wow whata use of neem i like it


jkkkkkkkkkkkkm  6 years ago

Neem rox :P


SWETHA  6 years ago

CAN U SEND MORE INFORMATION ON NEEM.


radhakrishnan 5 years ago

its very useful for medical college and science group students


Nikita Sen 5 years ago

Can you help me in my biology project?The topic is medicinal plants. Can you give me more information on other medicinal plants found in India?


Javithkhan 5 years ago

Gr8 answer.neem s use to oil,soap,medical product... etc.


sharut 5 years ago

bekaar


VINCENT JOSE 5 years ago

can you include more details ,informations,pictures suited for the title we asked to you


drsajeevtt 5 years ago

tell me some important medinal plants


vinishi 5 years ago

can say me some important medicinal plants like neem , ginger, turmeric etc.


aditya verma 5 years ago

i cant count the uses of neem


aaaaaaaaaa 5 years ago

super


rahil 5 years ago

good


rahil 5 years ago

this is very useful


shilki 5 years ago

it is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy useful


PONNAPPAN TUUURI 5 years ago

WONDERFULL ....................................


salman 5 years ago

i thing it would help me a lot thanxxxx


yajna 5 years ago

very USEFUL!!!!!!!!


anupam sarkar 5 years ago

very usefull saved me fro my mom


LOKY PAISA 5 years ago

NEEM IS THE TREE, IT MAKES DOCTORS FREE


zahoor 5 years ago

is any medicine derived from neem


sangamsh 5 years ago

neem is the excellent blood purifier,it cures lot of problems which r related to skin


sharukh 5 years ago

NEEM IS VERY USEFUL IN IS COOL PLANT


PETER HARRISON 5 years ago

NEEM HAS MANY USES. I had a brain bleed (CA) in 2008 and uses the sprouts and the leaves reguraly. I HAVE NOTICED my BPH is lower. dynastyisle@yahoo.ca


Kavyaa 5 years ago

neem reall rocks..

:_)


Noorjahan 5 years ago

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kowhow 5 years ago

very very super


shweta 5 years ago

not bad... but requires a bit more info...it did give me a liittle idea about my medicinal plants project....and yeah, neem does rock a lot!!


Chrizel 5 years ago

nemm is really good!and if u brush ur teeth with a branch of the tree ur teeth will be vey strong...

:) :P


pumpkin 4 years ago

can the use of neem help in shrinking a tumor


ARC 4 years ago

Realy very useful


ruchira banerjee 4 years ago

thank you i have got a lot of help from this info about neem you are awesome


SRW 4 years ago

hey dude, your information is awesome.


rayyan 4 years ago

thanxxxxxxxxxx


XYZ 4 years ago

itz vry usefull..............


amaan 4 years ago

its good


pragati porwal 4 years ago

kya neem ka koi effect hair pe hota hai.....


Aftab 4 years ago

Bt u cn reply officaly tat hw we cn use in day to day life u knw


cricket 4 years ago

very useful fr students like me


Matt from Canada 4 years ago

Hello jshaiju, i would like if you could put more details and information about Goond Katira and Char Goond. I have recently met a person in the city that introduced me to these natural remedies. Trees resins that is. I do know that Goond Katira needs to be soaked overnight. But how much of it should i take and for how long? Thanks a lot!


patel 4 years ago

where can i buy neem flowers


Shakthi 4 years ago

Hi friend,

This is very nice post and to know more about use of neem and neem oil

the following link having medicinal uses and benefits of neem oil and neem for skin

http://www.bharatmoms.com/forums/1/topics/17907-us...


Prabhav 4 years ago

That's too useful. HUH


sakthi sruthi 4 years ago

i cannot find any medicinal uses of neem :(


shakshi 4 years ago

i love neem and its medicinal use


m,khj 4 years ago

kl;.


tania sanches 4 years ago

quiero saber como se toma las hojas del neen


c.lakshmi bhavani 3 years ago

u had still much more information to collect


sam 3 years ago

tis' helped me lot. THANKS TO HUBPAGES


ananya bhardwaj 3 years ago

they are really usefull


usha 2 years ago

hi is it that there is a right way to get the neem flowere?can you send me mail on ushachan@rediffmail.com?


pari thapa 2 years ago

Yup is it veryyyyyy useful


wetchida sailo nokrek 2 years ago

They are really useful?


makesh.r 18 months ago

I hate it

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