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Tuesday, 28 August 2012


What is Neem
Plants are made up of thousands of chemicals, and Neem is no different in this respect. However, scientists are particularly interested in one family of chemicals particular to Neem, and responsible for its' amazing properties.
These are the 'tetranortriperpenoids' or more specifically 'liminoids' - similar to steroids.
About 40 of these chemicals act together, producing a 'synergistic' or 'enhanced' affect.
The most active and well studied of these is 'Azadirachtin'.

The Neem tree is an evergreen tree that is part of the mahogany family and is a common feature of the drier regions of India, Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. Neem bark, leaves, fruit, seeds and oils all contain medicinal qualities.

Health Benefits
  • One fresh leaf of Neem taken daily act as a preventive against diabeters,heart disorders and skin diseases
  • One fresh leaf of Neem, along with tender coconut water, taken for a week, before the rain season helps to enhance the immune system of the body.
  • Fresh juice from the tender leave of Neem,slightly warmed and cooled, can be applied to the eyes, against conjunctives.
  • The tender stem of Neem,used as a toothbrush, can protect the gums and teeth from infection.
  • Neem oil (15-20drops) taken twice daily, for ten days help to prevent malaria and also acts as a remedy against malaria.
  • Fresh juice of Neem leaves to be applied externally over the anal region for relief from irritation and redness, due to worm infection of children
  • Neem oil to be applied externally to reduce excessive sweating of the palm of the hand and sole of the foot.
  • Neem dried leaf powder (10-15 gms) along with pure ghee on empty stomach for a mouth helps to cure anaemia.
  • Fresh leaves of Neem along with turmeric and hen's egg white, is prepared in the form of the paste and applied over the face. After 10-15 minutes, clean the face with tender coconut water. this helps to get rid of pimples.
  • Decoction prepared from Neem leves, Tinospora cordifolia and Sandal wood (60 ml, twice daily for 14 days), help to prevent allergy / allergic rashes
  • Bark of Neem along with turmeric and rock salt in the form of a paste, applied externally over the anal region to cure piles
  • Decoction made from Neem leaves and turmeric can be used a vaginal douche to prevent / cure irritation and itching, due to vaginal discharge
  • Fresh leaves of Neem with ghee and honey in the from of a paste is applied externally to heal chrnicwounds.
  • Fresh leaves of Neem along with turmeric. In the form of a paste is applied externally to prevent/ cure skin diseases and poisonous bits including that of insets.

Medical disclaimer:
  • The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications. 

Names In Other Languages for Neem(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu):

Nutritional value


Neem Substitute

There is no true substitute for Neem but if need to be I substitute either with grated bitter gourd or powdered fenugreek seeds

Where it can be used

Cooking, medicine, Beauty Treatment

How to Store

Store Neem oil in a cool dark place, away from sunlight
Store neem leaves in fridge. Before storing, wash the neem with cold water and keep it in fridge but keep it in airy can use those neem leaves for one week easily
Neem Seeds store it in air tight container

Recipe Using  Neem(Here I list only main dishes.. but Neemcan be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)


  1. wow..wat an interesting post..
    bookamarking it rite now..;)
    let me try immediately ...thanks for sharing..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  2. hey thank you for this wonderful post about neem... can you please some more info about malabar neem . what are its uses and cultivation technique and health benefits from malabar neem?



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