Some Neem Home Remedies
History of Neem
Trees and plants have been used by humankind from time immemorial to combat diseases. Among many medicinal trees neem was given the prime position because of its ability to treat a wide spectrum of diseases. No wonder neem is mentioned in the vedas as 'sarvaroga nivarani' meaning 'one that cures all illnesses and ailments'. Even sleeping under a neem tree is beneficial and therepeutic. In India, even today you can find villagers brushing their teeth using neem twigs.
Neem the Sarvaroga Nivarani
Some Medicinal Uses of Neem
All parts of the neem tree have medicinal value. The root, bark, twigs, leaf, flower, seed and fruit are all used in treating vairous ailments.
A paste made of the leaves of neem and 'Bishops weed' is smeared on forehead and nape to cure post nasal drip.
Application of neem oil to cracks and fissures in feet and toes can heal Athletes foot. Neem oil mixed with turmeric paste is more effective.
Tender neem leaves and asafetida are ground to a fine paste and applied on bruises and grazes to heal them rapidly.
Drop a few handful of neem leaves into 5-10 litres of water and boil it. Use the water the next day to clean your hair. This prevents hair loss and kills head lice.
Neem flowers help improve eye sight. Take 15-20 gms of dried neem flower, preferably more than 6 months old. Saute the flowers lightly in ghee. This then can be ground to a paste and taken internally with milk. Regular usage improves eye sight.
The bark of neem tree is used as an analgesic to treat fever.
A paste prepared with neem and turmeric is effective in treating insect bites, skin diseases, even chronic ones.
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