June 17, 2010-
Neem tree or Azadirachta indica is a native tree to India. Popular for its medicinal uses, neem leaves, seeds and bark for various ailments. Being a natural healer, it is quite a preferred treatment amongst people who are afraid of the antibiotic side effects. For medicinal purpose, Neem extracts of its seed, leaf and bark are effectively used to treat a number of skin, hair and other health problems. Since the natural neem constitutes of antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, its pure extract can work wonders as a medicine.
Here's the step by step procedure for making neem leaf extract, which is an effective pest repellent.
First of all mash a considerable amount of neem leaves deftly within mortar and pestle. Now place this mashed neem leaves paste in a pot or container.
Next, add some water in the mashed neem leaves paste and cover the container or pot with the help of a lid.
Once the mixture has been steeped, use a strainer so as to remove the leaves from the mixture. The remaining liquid should be clean and clear sans any leaf bits or lumps of mashed neem.
For usage, dilute approximately one litre of liquid in 8 litres of water and a small amount of liquid soap in another jar or container.
Now pour this solution into a spray bottle and you spray it onto the plants in your home or garden to get rid of garden pests and insects.
You can store the remaining extract in refrigerator and make sure that you use it within a few days time.