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
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.
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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