If there is such a thing as a super fruit, then there must also be a super tree or wonder tree, take your pick. All things considered—the higher than most nutritional value and health benefits should elevate neem into this prestigious status.
You might ask: why should such an unknown tree deserve to be called super? Once you discover the many benefits of neem and what it can do for you, you would surely change your mind.
What is it?
Neem isn’t a root crop or a herb, it is an evergreen tree from the mahogany family that grows up to a huge 130 feet tall. They can be found chiefly in India but they also grow in abundance in Bangladesh, Pakistan and the drier regions of Southeast Asia and Africa.
The tree, sometimes called Indian lilac, has been in use as a healing agent for over 5,000 years and was dubbed as the “village dispensary” by the Indians and its neighboring countries. Why the village dispensary? Because all the parts of the neem tree—leaves, bark, roots, fruits, seeds, flowers and leaves—can be used therapeutically. It also has so many other uses in cooking, religious ceremonies, as a natural pesticide and more. Ancient Indians have been chewing on fresh neem twigs as a natural toothbrush.
Neem was traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine—it was documented in Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita texts—as an antiseptic, antiviral, anti-parasitic and as a blood cleanser. It is also utilised to achieve smooth, flawless skin. What is ironic is neem has a notoriously unpleasant odor. Its flowers smell like honey, though, the scent of which can be smelled for miles.
Acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Neem contains nimbin, nimbidin and ninbidol alkaloids which demonstrated anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-pyretic roles in the body.
May help treat stomach ulcer and type 2 diabetes. . The bark of the neem tree has been found to help people suffering from stomach ulcers. Patients who took 30mg of neem powder extract two times per day for ten days showed a 77% decrease in stomach acid.
The outer shell of neem seeds may also help people with type 2 diabetes and heart complications related to it. Animal studies with diabetes were administered with neem extract and they demonstrated a decrease in their blood sugar levels, prevented glucose-induced hyperglycemia and increased protection to their heart. There are much more neem health benefits: treatment to eye disorders, poor appetite, arthritis, dandruff, and gingivitis.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic neem powder in bulk, private label, and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.