Medicinal properties of neem have been known to Indians since a very long time. The earliest Sanskrit medical writings mention the uses and benefits of neem fruits, leaves, seeds, oil, roots and bark. Each and every part of the neem tree has been used in the Indian Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. In Ayurvedic literature neem is described as follows:
"Neem bark is cool, astringent, bitter, acrid and refrigerant. It is useful in cough, fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, worm infestation. It heals wounds and vitiated conditions of kapha, excessive thirst, vomiting, skin diseases, and diabetes. Neem leaves are beneficial for insect poisons and eye disorders . Neem herb treats Vatik disorder. It is anti-leprotic. Neem fruits are purgative, bitter, anti-hemorrhoids and anthelmintic."
Thus neem has been widely used in traditional system of medicine for centuries now. Each part of neem is used in medicines and thus commercially exploitable. Neem has been evaluated for safety and efficacy and after numerous research by leading organizations and companies, it has been considered as a universal cure for diseases. It is a revered tree in India with close to 150 compounds been obtained from different parts of the tree. It is also considered to be a natural source for a medicines and industrial products.
It is claimed that neem provides a treatment to many incurable diseases by using neem capsules, neem antiseptic cream, oil etc. Traditionally raw neem leaves neem bark, fruit have been used against a wide variety of diseases which include wounds, jaundice, heat-rash, boils, leprosy, stomach ulcers, skin disorders, chicken pox, etc. Modern medical studies also confirms neemâ€™s curative powers in case of many diseases. Check out more on Neem Benefits.
Various studies and researches have been conducted on the safety and effficacy of different neem medicinal products.