THE MIRACULOUS HEALING GIFT TO HUMANITY
Dr. Judy Nelson, DC, ND, MH, Vice President Dean of Herbal Studies, Dominion Herbal College, oldest School of Herbal Medicine in North America, established 1926, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
“Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity” – Klaus introduces the reader to Neem through his own personal healing experience. He then captivates us as he takes one along on his discovery and journey with the Neem tree worldwide.
It is well documented and researched into all aspects of the uses and healing of Neem. Indeed one can agree that Neem is truly nature’s healing gift to humanity.
Neelam Toprani, formulator of Sewanti Ayurvedic Series, President & CEO Padmashri Naturals Inc.., Vancouver, B.C.
Klaus who has over 24 years of experience in the field of natural health products, offers a valuable guide for health practitioners from Western herbalists, Ayurvedic medicine practitioners and general public, interested in the research and evidence supporting Neem herb. As a researcher in Ayurvedic medicine, I personally feel that this book will help promote the wisdom of Ayurveda to Westerners.
The book is a comprehensive text providing information on the usefulness of Neem herb in various remedies as well as ecological benefits. Klaus has shared his personal experiences, photos and reviews from Neem experts around the world. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, this book will appeal to those interested to find their own healing journey.
Klaus emphasizes the point that Neem is truly most popular therapeutic plant in the world and the book concludes with an indispensable directory of Neem suppliers, Psoriasis support organization and Neem Organizations around the world.
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.
“Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity”. With this book, Klaus Ferlow has created a profound and comprehensive work, one which should be a handbook in every household. This book, with its vivid descriptions of Klaus’ own experiences, illustrates the Neem tree’s significance for health, and is eminently readable, even for the lay person. It helps every reader find his or her stake in better health. A wealth of medicinal plants are suitable for very different purposes and applications. But none have fascinated us more deeply than the Neem tree, a truly multi-talented medicinal plant. Thank you so much for this excellent book! www.plan-verde.com
Neem – Die Kraft der Natur
Klaus Ferlow hat mit diesem Buch ein fundiertes und umfassendes Werk geschaffen, das in jedem Haushalt einen festen Platz einnehmen sollte. Mit sehr anschaulich dargestellten eigenen Erfahrungen, was der Neembaum für die Gesundheit bedeutet, ist dieses Buch auch für den Laien mit einer erfrischenden Leichtigkeit zu lesen. Es hilft jedem Leser seinen Anteil für eine bessere Gesundheit zu finden. Eine Fülle von Heilpflanzen sind für ganz unterschiedliche Zwecke und Anwendungen geeignet. Aber keine hat uns so fasziniert wie der Neembaum, der ein wahres Multitalent ist.
Herzlichen Dank für dieses großartige Buch. www.plan-verde.org
I am supporting the “Neem Pilot Project with Heart, Piura, Peru“of my German friends, Elke & Stephan Krüger in my book “Neem: Natures Healing Gift to Humanity” by writing a chapter with the title “The Tree that heals Nations.“
They started in 2009 an ambitious plan at a time they hardly knew where to start since they were only two people with a shoestring budget. It is amazing what two people with passion can achieve since their goal was helping Peruvians helping themselves! In the meantime they both have planted in the Piura region in northern Peru close to the Ecuadorian border over 250.000 Neem trees. More detailed information you find in my book!
Klaus Ferlow, Author
Dr. med. Hans-Karl Wrede, Hennstedt, Province Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
This book gives an excellent historical overview which is enriched by the author’s personal experience. The fact that western medicine did not incorporate this holy tree form India until so much later is almost incomprehensible! Its bark, seeds and leaves are all used for healing. The active ingredients such as alkaloids, oils, tannins, azadirachtin, etc. are effective in the treatment of insects, worm infestations, skin disorder, fever etc. This fact makes the neem tree the most important source for Indian medicine and homeopathy. Hopefully many generations will benefit from this tree. The book by Klaus Ferlow must really be made accessible to a much wider audience.
Dieses Buch gibt einen guten historischen Überblick, angereichert mit persönlichen Erfahrungen des Autors, das dieser heilige Baum aus Indien erst so spät den Einzug in die europäische Medizin hatte, kann man kaum verstehen. Rinde, Samen und Blätter werden für Heilungen angewandt. Die Wirkstoffe wie Alkaloide (Paraisin), Öle, Gerbstoffe, Azadirchatin usw. wirken bei der Behandlung von Insekten, Wurmbefall, Hauterkrankungen, Fieber usw. und machen den Neembaum zur wichtigsten Quelle der indischen Medizin und Homöopathie. Hoffentlich werden noch viele Generationen von diesem Baum profitieren und das Buch von Klaus Ferlow sollte einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zugängig gemacht werden.
Professor Steven Ley, CBE, FRS, F.Med Sci, Professor of Chemistry, Director of Research, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
I was delighted to receive a copy of the second edition of your book “Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity.” This thoughtful book on Neem and its therapeutic benefits is written with true passion and commitment to this magical tree. It is well researched and contains a plethora of useful and interesting information and constitutes a unique collection of references which I found very helpful.
Birgit Bradtke, Neem enthusiast & researcher, formerly with WA Kununurra, Australia, now Langkampfen, Austria, www.discoverneem.com
For anyone curious about neem and its many uses, Klaus Ferlow’s book “Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity” is the best place to start. They will probably finish here as well, as I am confident this book will answer any and all questions they may have. Klaus leads with the eminently readable story of his own struggle with psoriasis, how he finally overcame the condition with the help of neem, and how that led him to become the first producer and marketer of neem products in the Western world. Concurrently he has been curious about and researching all things neem ever since and he is generously sharing his discoveries in part 2 and 3 of the book. Part 2 contains a concise guide to the many uses of neem for a great variety of skin and other health conditions, whereas part 3 digs into the science and research behind this seemingly miraculous plant. This is followed by detailed information about the controversies surrounding patents on various neem extraction and production methods and a look into the future of neem. People contemplating growing neem trees, be it privately or commercially, will appreciate the inclusion of the full text of Dr. Ramesh Saxena’s study (The Neem Tree: Its Geographic Distribution, Plantation Characteristics, Growth and Yield, Genetic Variation, and Associated Pests and Diseases). And anybody who wants to dig deeper into any of the covered topics will greatly appreciate the impressive collection of neem resources at the back of the book: 58 (!) pages of neem manufacturers, distributers, importers & exporters as well as research and other organizations worldwide, all organized by location.
All in all an impressively comprehensive yet easy to read reference manual that I hope will spread the word about neem to the many who could benefit from this versatile plant. Which would be everyone!