Friday, 12 February 2016

The Neem Tree: A miracle, A Boon.

In my early post i had mentioned about society farming and its necessity. 

   The Neem tree is considered to be of utmost importance in Our culture and tradition not only cause its a holy tree as many temple rituals and worship use the leaves of this tree but also it plays a very important role in preventing many disease and is used in many Ayurvedic Medicine.

   The Ayurveda texts of India, talk extensively about Neem as  early as 5000 BC.  Translated from Sanskrit one para reads--    

QUOTE ‘Neem bark is cool, bitter, astringent, acrid and refrigerant. It is useful in tiredness, cough, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestation. It heals wounds and vitiated conditions of kapha, vomiting, skin diseases, excessive thirst, and diabetes. Neem leaves are reported to be beneficial for eye disorders and insect poisons. It treats Vatik disorder. It is anti-leprotic. It’s fruits are bitter, purgative, anti-hemorrhoids and anthelmintic’  UNQUOTE

    The tree is found in plenty in tropical climates and can be grown easily and the best part of this tree is that it can sustain harsh climates like droughts, hence it is found in all parts of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan too.

   The tree grows very fast and more over and spreads in all directions quickly gives a lot of shade and have a vast medicinal properties which is why our ancestors planted this Miracle tree on the streets, roads, temple and in their backyard so that this tree can wards of harmful insects, worms and bacteria's that are harmful to our health and environment.

    Neem tree is the best when it comes to warding off mosquito from your house. I have planted two such tree on the left and right side on my house in my native place in Kerala, where mosquito problem is a big menace with Dengue and Chikunguniya on the rise in Kerala my Home is protected all through out the year and thanks to this Miracle tree. 

   It is even said that a fully grown Neem tree can guard a surrounding of about 20 meter in radius. So what ever comes in its zone is a safe and healthy zone. It was due to this reason why our ancestors planted this tree on the periphery of the agricultural land to prevent harmful insect from attacking their yield, but now much of this knowledge has eroded form in modern times as Under the British Rule we have lost all the ancient knowledge of Agriculture.

    The situation of our farmers is such that before British rule Indian farmers were the richest in the World now they are so poor that they have either left the occupation else have committed suicide. India at the moment has the highest rate of Farmer Suicide on the planet and our useless government do not even bother to look at this increasing Suicide cases turning a blind eye it seems they are happy that farmers are committing suicide.

    The Neem tree has always been a part of life of every Hindu homes, it is found in plenty in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, and it's advantages are mentioned as below:-

    The neem tree has dense leaves. In spring small white flowers blossom. Later in June small fruits appear changing from green to yellow. There is a single seed inside which gives neem oil.

   Neem contains certain complex organic chemical compounds like azadirachitin,  triterpenes, limonoids, nonterpenoids, hexanortriterpenoids, pentattriterpenoids etc. Nothing is wasted –every part of the plant is used like leaf, flower,  bark sap neera , seed, oil etc.

     Neem is  Anti Bacterial, Anti Fungal, Anti Viral, Anti Parasitic, Anti Inflammatory and Anti Pyretic

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     The paste of Neem leaves is a very good remedy and cure for It combats acne, rash allergy, Ringworms, lice, dandruff, hair fall, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Constipation, Worms , Malaria, Sinus, Cough, STD, Ulcers, Foot Fungi.
Neem tree bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine. Less frequently, the root, flower, and fruit are also used.

Neem leaf is used for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems. The leaf is also used for birth control and to cause abortions.

The bark is used for malaria, stomach and intestinal ulcers, skin diseases, pain, and fever.

The flower is used for reducing bile, controlling phlegm, and treating intestinal worms.

The fruit is used for hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, urinary tract disorders, bloody nose, phlegm, eye disorders, diabetes, wounds, and leprosy.

Neem twigs are used for cough, asthma, hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, low sperm levels, urinary disorders, and diabetes. People in the tropics sometimes chew neem twigs instead of using toothbrushes, but this can cause illness; neem twigs are often contaminated with fungi within 2 weeks of harvest and should be avoided.

The seed and seed oil are used for leprosy and intestinal worms. They are also used for birth control and to cause abortions.

The stem, root bark, and fruit are used as a tonic and astringent.

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Some people apply neem directly to the skin to treat head lice, skin diseases, wounds, and skin ulcers; as a mosquito repellent; and as a skin softener.

Inside the vagina, neem is used for birth control.

Neem is also used as an insecticide.

Neem contains chemicals that might help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent conception, kill bacteria and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.

May Maa Bharti Shower Her grace on You,

Jayan Divakaran

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