Neem

I’m not a doctor; I don’t even play one on TV.  Just passing along some information I learned about a nifty little plant.  No diagnosis, suggestion for treatment, or claims of miracle intended.

Those familiar with Ayurvedic medicine probably know about neem.  The neem plant has been called  the “healer of all ailments,” “the village pharmacy,” and “the tree of forty cures.”  Western researchers have been studying neem for the past 50 years or so, and discovered several beneficial properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-viral
  • Antihistamine
  • Antioxidant

Neem oil is used in toothpaste, bug repellent, lotions, and pain relievers.  It’s considered generally safe and has a relatively low toxicity.  You might need to make a trip to the local health food store to find it, but it will be worth it.

For more information, check out this blog:  http://usingneem.com/.

 

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