Sunday, August 17, 2008

Neem oil

Neem oil is well known Indian System of medicine as disinfectant, anti-bacterial, ant-fungal, repellent to keep surroundings free from mosquitoes and flies, treatment of skin diseases and inflammations. In addition several medicinal uses are suggested by well known Research Institutes and Monographs on Neem. Some of the Medicinal uses are listed below:

About 3 to 5 drops of  neem oil taken internally result in gradual reduction of oral antidiabetic drugs, alternatively 2-3 drops of Neem can be taken with betel leaf.
Neem oil 3-5 drops, mixed with 2 tea spoons of sugar taken once a day, for 15 days help to cure tropical eosinophilia
Apply 2-3 drops of neem oil externally for sun burn, chapped lips, minor cuts and bruies, cracked nipples, dry skin, dapper rash and as after shave.
Apply few drops of neem oil soaked in cotton for dental and gum troubles.
For Rheumatic Pains, Inflammation, Swelling, Massage of neem oil mixed with Eucalyptus Oil for Relief.
For ear ache apply 1-2 drops of warm neem oil into ear.
Few drops of neem oil o used Mosquito mats or kerosene lamps containing 1% Neem repel mosquitoes.
To cure piles take 5-10 drops neem oil and gently rub on the hermorrohoids for about a week.
For relief of elephantiasis, liberally massage Neem on the affected leg. Always sleep with affected leg placed at a higher position than your body.
A wick made from neem oil put in fistula helps to heal it wothout operation
Apply few drops of neem oil to cure pimples, black spots on the face.
Neem is mosquito repellent. Rub few drops of oil on the exposed parts of body for overnight protection. Alternatively 5% Neem in coconut oil also may be used. Apply Neem children before going to bed. This treatment is useful since children are prone to japanese encephalities (JE) for which carriers are mosquitoes. Children in Paddy growing areas are prone to J.E since stagnant water in Paddy fields are breeding grounds of mosquitoes.
Mix few drops of neem oil with coconut oil to stop falling hair and to enhance growth. It prevents greying of hair. In case of baldness due to disease,other than hereditary continue the treatment for three months.
To get rid of lice and dandruff massage neem oil on the scalp at night and wash hair in the morning. This may be done for a period of 3 months.
Externally neem oil is applied as antiseptic dressing in Leprosy, Urticaria, Eczema, Scabies, Ring worm, and maggot infected wounds.
Neem oil 3 to 5 drops taken internally for curing Malaria, other than skin diseases.

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