Neem is the reliever of diseases according to traditional Indian healers. Its extracts have been used for thousands of years for maintaining overall health. The bark, roots, gum, leaves, and the seeds of the neem tree are all useful both internally and externally. Neem is known to have beneficial values for the reproductive system, urinary tract, and circulatory system. Various parts of this tree have been carefully studied by scientists.… continue reading
For centuries, India’s farmers have known that the Neem trees withstand the periodic infestations of locusts. Neem extracts applied to vegetable crops repel locusts (Heinrich Schmutterer, 1962). Like most plants, neem deploys internal chemical defences to protect itself against leaf- chewing insects. Its chemical weapons are extraordinary, however. Neem contains several active ingredients, and they act in different ways under different circumstances. These compounds bear no resemblance to the chemicals in today’s… continue reading
According to the Psoriasis Health Management website, the benefits of Neem for psoriasis are quite obvious. There is a widespread belief in India that neem can help heal any skin disease and hence psoriasis as well. A number of times, people would recommend me to use various parts of the neem tree to heal my skin condition. Primarily, neem is considered a natural blood purifier and a strong anti-bacterial (and… continue reading
Recommended ratio for making spray solution: mix 1 teaspoon pure neem oil in a quart of warm water and 1/4 tsp. liquid dishwashing soap (non-antibacterial, mild soap e.g. ivory). Shake it well to mix properly. Quantity of neem oil can be increased proportionately for making spray in larger quantities. Neem oil can be added to regular shampoo for controlling itchy scalp and dandruff. For pets, neem oil can be added to pet shampoo to kill ticks and fleas or the area where the pets usually use can be treated with neem oil spray. Store neem oil in a cool dark place, away from sunlight. In case neem oil solidifies due to low temperatures, put the bottle in warm water (below 95 degree F) to liquefy. Putting the bottle in very hot water may reduce the effectiveness of oil.
Like many homeopathic remedies for foot fungus, there have been no studies to date that draw a definitive link between Neem Oil and the curing of toenail fungus or athlete’s foot.