THE MIRACULOUS HEALING GIFT TO HUMANITY
All parts of the Neem tree have medicinal value, bark, cake, extracts, flowers, fruits, kernels, leaves, oil, pulp, resins, root, seeds, timber and twigs.
Cake: After the kernels from the seeds have been pressed for oil, the resulting by-product is the name cake. Neem cake is used across the agriculture sector as an effective pesticide, fertilizer and anti-bacterial, anti-fungal organic alternative to antibiotics in livestock. It not only enriches the soil with organic matter but also lowers nitrogen losses by inhibiting nitrification and works also as nematicide.
Extracts: Are made either from the bark or the leaves and used in personal care products
Flowers: The flowers are the part of the tree with fewer uses, given the flowers sweet, honey-like scent. The flowers are used in aromatherapy for calming and restorative effect an in India in some areas Neem honey is also available.
Fruits: The flowers develop an olive shape fruit that contains the seeds and inside the seeds are the small kernels.
Leaves: Containing most active ingredients found in the seeds but in a much lower concentration, the leaves are considered the most versatile part of the tree. Used as a pesticide, fertilizer and animal feed, also used as extract and as tea taken internally to reduce fever caused by malaria and it is extremely better, also used to soak feet and for treating various foot fungi, works against termites. In Ayurveda, the oldest botanical medicinal system in the world from India, Neem leaves are used in treating neuromuscular pain and leaves are also used in storage for grains keeping harmful insects away. Leaves stimulate the immune system, improve liver function, detoxifies the blood, promotes a healthy circulative, respiratory and digestive system and treatment for diabetes. Effective in oral care and periodontal diseases. Other benefits are for yeast infection, heart diseases, nerve disorders, allergies, hepatitis, AIDA, kidney disorders, huge variety of skin diseases, duo-dental ulcers, malaria even cancer.
Oil: Extracted from the kernels inside the seeds where a single seed may contain up to 50% oil by weight, the oil is recognized and valued as a safe and effective bio-pesticide for organic farming. The oil has also been widely studied due to its medicinal properties and is also used in a variety of cosmetics products such as creams, toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, it has a strong sulfur-turpentine scent. Has been used for thousands of years in pest control, cosmetics, medicines due to its insecticidal and medicinal properties. It is used as hair oil promoting shiny healthy hair and may even help hair loss, for nail fungus. improves general skin health especially dry skin, it soothes itchiness, redness and irritation and improves immunity and combating bacterial infections as in acne, boils and ulcers.
Roots: Has also medicinal properties and in powder form is used to control fleas and ticks on pets. Washing the dog with Neem soap and/or shampoo discourage biting insects, ringworm, manage mites and any skin disorders or fungal infections.
Timber: Derived from the mahagony family, Neem is an extremely durable wood ideal as construction material, for furniture and also as firewood
Twigs: Used widely in India for generations as toothe brooth and you probably noticed that most people from India have very healthy natural white teeth!
These are the words of Dr. Ramesh C. Saxena…..” Neem offers better plant health, human health, animal health, and environmental health!”
Neem is used as an organic and nutritional supplement effective against internal nematodes, Neem based organic pesticides are effective against 600 insect species, and as fertilizer it reduces the soil alkalinity and therefore ensures optimum fertility. Neem improves the nutritional value of soil while protecting plant roots form pests and diseases. Ideal for reforestation, prevents water and soil erosion, flood, act as ornamental tree, provides oxygen, clears the air from pollution, reduces dioxide, provides shade due to large crown, non-toxic to bees, works for most skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hives, scabies, dry skin, shingles, ringworm, warts, athlete’s foot, dandruff, head lice, bed bugs, parasites, viruses, digestion problems, blood detoxifier and purifier, constipation and more.
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This information is offered for its educational value only and should not be used in the diagnoses, cure, treatment or prevention of disease. Any attempt to diagnose or treat illness should come under the direction of your health care provider.
Professor Dr. Heinrich Schmutterer, Wettenberg, Germany, world renowned scientist, entomologist, Neem expert and researcher, author of the book “The Neem Tree”, he is called “Father of Modern Neem,” formerly with the Institute of Phytopathology & Applied Zoology, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, now retired, contributor to the book “Neem: A Tree For Solving Global Problems.” – His biography you can see here –
Klaus Ferlow, a well-known and highly respected master herbologist from Canada, has recently published a very remarkable new book, entitled “Neem – Natures’ Healing Gift to Humanity”. It is a true mine of valuable information about this unique plant, especially on the medical properties of the tree’s ingredients. A lot of interesting old and new knowledge of Neem has been compiled in a attractive form, allowing it easy and effective utilization. K. Ferlow became a fan of Neem since the extracts of this outstanding tree had cured himself from severe psoriasis. Hopefully, this attractive new book will find a wide distribution and at the same time facilitate the use of Neem to the benefit of mankind.
Dr. Ramesh C. Saxena, world renowned scientist, entomologist, Neem expert and researcher, Chairman of the Neem Foundation, Bombay (Mumbai), India – Information about Dr. Ramesh C. Saxena check here –
The recently published book “Neem: Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity”, authored by Klaus Ferlow of Canada, is a milestone in itself and splendid account of the miraculous healing properties of the Neem tree. Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Meliaceae), for the benefit of humankind.
His book is an excellent succession to an earlier publication “Neem – A Tree for Solving Global Problems” (National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1992).
Since ancient times, Neem has been used in India for relieving sickness and its medicinal uses are well documented in Ayurveda. Every part of the tree has some medicinal uses. Mr. Ferlow’s personal experience in treating his own chronic skin rash and psoriasis problem with Neem is an excellent example confirming Neem’s potential for healthier living. The very name of the Neem tree, “Nimba” in Sanskrit language, denotes its medicinal properties and is synonymous with “Arishtha”, meaning the reliever of sickness. “Pichumarda.” another name of Neem in Sanskrit means the destroyer of leprosy and healer of skin infections. Mr. Ferlow’s book will stimulate further research across the globe to explore Neem’s potential for providing affordable and lasting solutions to challenging human health problems. I am sure this book will be widely read all over the world.
Professor Dr. Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi, Bombay (Mumbai), India, world renowned Ayurveda doctor, Neem expert and researcher, writer, lecturer, author of over 25 books, received in 2000 from the Government of India one of the highest civilian awards “PADMASHRI. -Information about Dr. Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi check here –
Mr. Klaus Ferlow’s book “ Neem – Nature´s healing gift to humanity” is a unique and excellent book for herbal scientists, environmentalist and for all those who are interested in nature, Ayurveda and traditional medicine.This book deals with the power of herbs as well as various trails on herbs. This book also highlights the importance of health values of neem along with its cosmetic and scientific details and its multiple
I can say that the author has tried to cover various facets of this great plant “Neem” in his book for the benefit of science as well as the society.
Dr. Neem Hakim, PhD, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Permaculturist, Permatherapist, Herbalist, Neemologist, Chairman Bangladesh Neem Foundation & Neem Organic Ltd, Member, Global Neem Action Group (GNAG)
The book NEEM-Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity by KLAUS FERLOW is not only a treasure of popular knowledge on Neem but also covers technical and scientific evidence. No doubt this effort will help researchers, development catalysts, Neem lovers and activist a lot. The writer’s long time contribution and personal experience on Neem as Master Herbalist is an added advantage of the recognition of Neem’s healing property by the global community.
Robert Verkerk, PhD, Surrey, United Kingdom, Founder Alliance for Natural Health International
In a world in which ever larger numbers of people are recognizing the limitations of new-to-nature, highly targeted pharmaceuticals, multi-target botanicals are increasingly embraced. But even in nature’s treasure trove, Neem has few rivals. I struggle to think of anyone better qualified than Klaus Ferlow to present the case for Neem as a botanical panacea for today’s health challenges.
Vicki Parsons, Neem Tree Farms, Brandon, Florida, USA.
The first comprehensive book on Neem in nearly 20 years covers the latest research from a personal perspective by an author who has been formulating Neem products since 1994. A fabulous resource for anyone thinking about trying or growing Neem including an outstanding list of international growers and manufacturers.