Different studies show insulin requirement reductions of between 20- 50 % for those who take five grams of dried Neem leaf capsules daily. There are even anecdotal reports of diabetics chewing a single Neem leaf daily that have been able to eliminate hypoglycemic drugs completely.
Based on the many studies of Neem's effect on diabetes, the Indian government approved Neem-based tablets for sale by a pharmaceutical company as a treatment for diabetes. One study of the product published in The Journal of General Medicine showed the tablets alone significantly lowered blood glucose levels. Tests were also performed on the effect of taking the tablets along with standard hypoglycemic drugs. These tests showed that the Neem-based tablets significantly improved the effectiveness of standard hypoglycemic drugs when taken together.
Circulation problems are a frequent cause of amputations for diabetics. Neem leaf extracts cause the blood vessels to dilate, allowing for increased circulation to the extremities.
In one personal experience, a friend's diabetic brother was about to lose a foot because of poor circulation. After taking Neem leaf capsules three times a day and wrapping his foot in a poultice of Neem leaves for several days, the circulation returned to his foot and the amputation was cancelled.
There is no consensus as to the mechanism of the results observed. Some researchers believe it can work by either reserve insulin being released or by directing the reduction of blood glucose by metabolic factors. In either case, Neem can be extremely useful in treating both types of diabetes mellitus.
Disclaimer: As with all medicines and botanicals, consult a health care professional before using Neem. People with any existing medical condition who are on medication, or under a doctor's care, should seek medical advice before incorporating Neem into their health care program. Pregnant and lactating women should avoid Neem entirely unless prescribed by their health care provider. The information in this article is for informational purposes only.
Excerpt from Neem: The Miraculous Healing Herb by John Conrick
Acne, psoriasis, eczema, ringworm and even stubborn warts are among the conditions that clear up consistently when a high quality Neem product is utilized. Synthetic chemicals used to treat these conditions can produce side effects such as rashes, allergic reactions and redness.
Skin Conditions Helped by Neem
• Neem kills the bacteria that causes acne and reduces the associated inflammation.
• Neem lotions kill the fungi that cause dandruff while lubricating the resulting dry skin.
• Neem extracts are toxic to the herpes virus and can quickly heal cold sores.
• Neem alleviates the intense itching of chickenpox, reduces pock formation & scarring.
• Neem clears the skin of the fungus that causes ringworm in two to three days.
• Neem extracts control Candida (yeast infection) and relieves the persistent itching caused by this fungus.
• Neem powders and creams protect from and help heal the effects of diaper rash.
• Neem balances melanin production and reduces patches of skin discolored by vitiligo.
• Neem is an excellent wound healer that helps the body to rapidly create collagen fibers so close to wound.
• Neem lotion reduces the "burn" of sunburn & will greatly reduce or eliminate peeling.
The Neem tree is the source of a number of patented extracts for the treatment of cancer. Injections of Neem extract around tumors showed remarkable reduction in size in just a few weeks. Neem has repeatedly been shown to help fight skin cancer. Many patients report that skin cancers have disappeared after several months of daily application of a need-based cream.
What about Psoriasis?
Neem seed oil and leaf extracts have been successfully treating the symptoms of psoriasis. It relieves the itching and pain while reducing the scales and redness of the patchy lesions.
Minor skin abrasions, sprains and bruises are easily treated with Neem lotion, cream, or leaf extracts applied locally. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial attributes of Neem are delightfully soothing.
including dandruff, scaling and even hair loss respond to treatment with Neem shampoo, creams, tinctures and capsules. Listless, damaged and over-oily hair appears to "come alive" when treated regularly with Neem. Nails which have turned yellow or brittle due to the presence of yeast or fungi often return to their normal condition when Neem is applied.
debilitating illness. The polysaccharides may be responsible for increasing antibody production, while other elements in Neem appear to stimulate immune function by enhancing cellular mediated response. This dual action helps the body ward off the numerous infections so commonplace with AIDS. Neem leaf extract and capsules are typically utilized when treating this condition. The National Institutes of health reports encouraging results from in vitro tests for Neem as an antiviral agent against the AIDS virus.
counterparts, Neem does not kill-off beneficial intestinal flora nor produce side effects. Athletes foot, thrush, Candida infestations and herpes viruses are easily cleared up and prevented when Neem is used. Neem has proven successful in treating stomach ulcers. Its antihistamine and antibacterial compounds appear to reduce inflammation and destroy the bacteria now believed responsible for this common ailment. Tests show Neem adversely affects the virus that causes hepatitis B.
exist, Neem cream or extract applied topically to external hemorrhoids becomes a soothing and lubricating salve that also helps control bleeding and itching. It provides the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties desirable when treating hemorrhoids. During flare-ups, daily doses of Neem tea twice a day will work their way through the digestive system to help avoid constipation and help reduce internal hemorrhoids.