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Multitude of Neem Tree Herbal Aids

Reported Uses and Remedies of Azadirachta Indica

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Multitude of Neem Tree Herbal Aids

Neem Tree Flowers

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Multitude of Uses and Remedies Include:

• AIDS - The National Institutes of Health reports encouraging results as an AIDS preventative and possible cure using neem extracts.


• Allergies - Neem inhibits allergic reactions when applied externally or eaten.


• Birth control (men) - In India and the United States, trials show neem extracts reduced fertility in male monkeys without inhibiting libido or sperm production, making it potentially the first male birth control pill.


Birth control (women) - Used as a vaginal lubricant, neem oil was up to 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.


• Cancer/immune - Polysaccharides and limonoids found in neem bark, leaves, and seed oil increased immune responses, reduced tumors and cancers without side effects.


• Diabetes - Oral doses of neem leaf extracts reduced insulin requirements by between 30% and 50% for nonkeytonic, insulin fast and insulin-sensitive diabetes.


• External parasites - Neem quickly kills external parasites and a neem decoction is safer and just as effective as standard treatments for head lice and scabies.


• Heart disease - Neem delays the coagulation of blood, calms erratic heartbeats and helps reduce elevated heart rates and high blood pressure.


• Herpes - Recent tests in Germany show that neem extracts are toxic to the herpes virus and can quickly heal cold sores.


• Hepatitis - Tests in the U.S. show neem hampers the virus that causes hepatitis B.


• Fungal toxin - Neem is toxic to several fungi which attack humans, including those that cause athlete's foot and ringworm, and Candida, an organism that causes yeast infections and thrush.


• Insect repellent - Studies have shown that one neem compound is a more effective insect repellent than the widely used synthetic chemical known as DEET (N,N,-diethyl-m-toluamide), a suspected carcinogen with long periods of use.


• Insecticide - Neem extracts have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on food crops. It is non-toxic to birds, animals, beneficial insects or man and protects crops from over 200 of the most costly pests.


• Malaria - An active ingredient in neem leaves, called irodin A, is toxic to resistant strains of malaria.


• Psoriasis - Neem seed oil and leaf extracts is suggested to be a cure for psoriasis. It relieves the itching and pain while reducing the scale and redness of the patchy lesions.


• Periodontal disease control - German researchers have proven neem extracts prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.


• Soap/Shampoo - Neem oil soaps can be used to treat a variety of illnesses and ailments.


• Ulcer relief - Neem extracts give significant protection from discomfort and speed the healing of gastric problems.

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