Neem for digestive disorders
Digestive system comprises of mouth, oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, small intestines and large intestines. Impairment in the physiological functions of any of these organs leads to digestive disorders
Neem works wonders in treating digestive disorders like Diarrhoea, Dysentry, Hyperacidity and constipation. The acrid, astringent, stomatic action of neem helps cure disorders.
For Diarhoea and Dysentry - Neem leaves juice 1 tablespoon with sugar can be given thrice a day.
For Hyperacidity - ingestion of 2-5 neem leaves for few days relieves nausea. Neem bark powder 10 gms in boiled 1 cup of plain water reduced to one fourth given for few days cures hyperacidity and reduces nausea.
For Constipation - Neem powder 2-3 gms with 3-4 black pepper given thrice daily acts as a laxative and demulcent.
Neem for respiratory disorders
Nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs comprise the respiratory system.
Commonest symptom found in many respiratory disorder like bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tuberoclosis, pleuritis etc is cough. Decoction of Neem bark is used as a antitussive for dry cough. Dry Neem leaves powder of 1gm with honey twice helps to revive condition.
Neem for urinary disorders
Neem is found effective in conditions like albuminuria, phosphaturia and burning micturition. 3 gms of Neem leaves powder should be boiled with 4 cups of water till it reduces to 2 cups. This should be strained. This decoction given twice a day helps in this above mentioned conditions. In burning micturition, 1 tablespoon neem leaves juice taken thrice a day is helpful.
Neem for skin diseases
Neem's antiseptic properties are widely recongnized now. Neem preperations are reportedly efficacious against a variety of skin diseases, septic sores and infected burns.The leaves, applied in form of poultices or decoction are also recommended for boils, ulcers and eczema. The Neem oil is also used for skin diseases likes scrofula, indolent ulcers and ringworm.
Neem for leucoderma
In this condition, white patches on the skin can be seen anywhere in the body. It may be present on lips and eyebrows also.
10 drops of Neem oil mixed with 1 teaspoon sugar twice a day given regularly helps in curing this disorder to a very great extend.
Neem for diabetes
Neem being bitter, stomachic, antipruritic, tonic and revitaliser works wonders in this disease. One tablespoon ( 5 ml) of Neem leaves juice taken daily in morning on empty stomach for 3 months is helpful in diabetes. 10 Neem leaves chewed or powder taken daily in morning also controls diabetes.
Neem for fungi infections
Neem is reported to be found effective in treating certain fungi that infect the fuman body such as athlete's foot fungus that infects hair, skin and nails; a ringworm that invades both skin and nails of feet; a fungus of the intestinal tract; a fungus that causes infections of the bronchi, lungs and mucous membranes and a fungus that is part of the normal mucous flora that can get out of control leading to lesions in mouth, vagina, skin, hands and lungs.
Neem for viral diseases
Neem has been used traditionally in India to treat several viral diseases. Even many medical practitioners believes that smallpox, chicken pox and warts can be treated with a paste of Neem leaves - usually rubbed directly on the infected skin area. Experiments with smallpox, chicken pox and fowl pox show that Neem is convincingly effective against prevention if not for cure. Crude Neem extracts absorbs the viruses effectively preventing them from spreading over unaffected cells. Recent tests have shown that Neem is effective against herpes virus and the viral DNA polymerase of hepatitis B virus.
Neem for dental care
Rural inhabitants in India and Africa have been using Neem twigs as tooth brush for centuries. Neem twigs contain antiseptic ingradients which provide required dental hygiene. Ayurveda describes Neem as herbal drug which is used to clean the teeth and maintain dental hygiene. Neem in the form of powder is also used to brush teeth and massage gums.
Neem for Chagas disease
Chagas disease is a major health problem is Latin America. It cripples millions of people there every year. Laboratory tests in Germany and Brazil show that Neem may be an answer to this dreadful disease. The disease is caused by a parasite which is spread by an insect called kissing bug. Extracts of Neem leaves have effects on these kissing bugs. Research has shown that feeding Neem to the bugs not only frees them from parasites, but azadirachtin prevents the young instects from molting and the adults from reproducing.
Neem for Malaria
In ayurvedic medicine system Neem is used to treat malarial fevers. Recent experiments have shown that one of the Neem's components, gedunin is as effective as Quinine against malaria. Malaria affects millions of people, even in most developed cities and is responsible for about 2 million deaths every year in Indian and several other African and tropical countries. China has adopted Neem in a very big way for it's anti-malarial operations. Their formulation based in Neem viz. 'Quinahausu' cures malaria quite effectively. Neem oil treated mosquito nets and mosquito-repellent cheap tablets are also becoming popular. Because of growing problems of resistance to conventional treatments, it is becoming more and more difficult to control malaria. Neem's use in malaria is surely a big hope in completely eradicating malaria.