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Neem is one of the most famous Indian plant, which is used to treat diseases for more than 5000 years. Due to its miraculous properties, neem is known throughout the world, and in India it is considered sacred wood. Neem is applied locally and orally in the treatment of many diseases. Due to its medicinal properties, neem is an indispensable part of every Indian household.

Health benefits of neem

Properties and composition of neem

According to ayurveda, neem is cold (sheet virya) and light (laghu gunna) at the same time.

It is believed that this combination gives neem unique medicinal properties.

The main active ingredient in neem is azadirachitin, thanks to which neem has anti-parasitic and insecticidal properties.

Neem has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal and insecticidal properties, for which prevents and cures many serious diseases caused by microorganisms.

Neem is non-toxic and harmless to human and animal health.

Application of neem

Neem is a versatile plant, which is used in the treatment of many diseases.

For the purpose of treatment all the pieces of wood can be used: its leaves, flowers, bark, seeds, oil, branches and neera juice.

Topical application

Topical application of powder or neem oil has a miraculous effect. This plant is a real blessing for people suffering from skin diseases.

prevents skin infections

promotes wound healing

relieves the symptoms of acne, psoriasis and eczema (many people claim to have completely solved psoriasis problem thanks to neem)

relieves all types of skin irritations, including itching, rashes, allergic reactions and skin infections

neem eau is used to treat burns

neem oil is widely used against hair loss and gray hair

used in the treatment of dandruff and lice

Neem oil has been successfully applied in the local treatment of rheumatic diseases, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, back pain.

Oral application

For internal application only neem leaves are used.

Neem is used in the treatment of many diseases, such as:

indigestion and constipation

intestinal parasites

stomach disease

blood cleansing, detoxification of the body


urinary tract infections

stimulation of liver



boost immunity



heart disease



viral diseases

Neem has antipyretic (fever reducing), analgesic (reduces pain) and anti-inflammatory properties.

For oral application only neem leaves are used, which can be in a different form, for example …

neem capsules – containing neem leaves powder

neem leaves extract – usually alcohol-based

neem leaves tea – a traditional way of use in India

Neem – a natural pesticide

For hundreds of years, neem is used as a natural pesticide, which effectively protects plants from microorganisms and parasites.


Neem oil is different from other pesticides. It’s not instant poison, which in an instant kills all parasites.

Exactly how neem works is still not known. Entering the body of insects, neem blocks the proper functioning of hormones.

This results in that the insects do not want to eat, fly or lay eggs. Population of parasites, which can not eat and reproduce slowly disappears. Their life cycle is interrupted.

Does neem kills beneficial insects ?

Neem does not kill beneficial insects such as bees, because they do not eat plants. However, try to spray plants early in the morning, so the insecticide dries before beneficial insects appear. If spraying pesticide directly on insects, they may suffocate .

How to make neem eco – pesticide

It is better not to use purchased neem pesticide, but to make one from neem oil.

There are no firm rules for the preparation of this insecticide. Concentration of neema adjust to the situation and purpose. For example, some insects may be more resilient and you will need to increase the concentration of neema. Insecticide for prevention may contain less neema, than insecticide for fighting with pre-existing parasites .

The spray typically contains from 0.5 to 1 % neem oil . If necessary , this concentration can be increased up to 2 % .

In the application of the neem insecticide use common sense. Do not forget, that neem does not kill pests directly. Wait at least a week , and judge result of neema.

For 1000 ml of insecticide with a concentration of 0.5% you will need:

5 ml of neem oil

1-2 ml of soap or detergent

1000 ml of hot water

For 20 liters of insecticide with a concentration of 1% use:

200 ml oil Neema

20 ml of soap or detergent

20 liters of water


Mix water with soap / detergent (preferably using hot water). Slowly add neem oil, vigorously stirring. While spraying plants, from time to time shake the liquid. Use insecticide within 8 hours. Spray the plants just early in the morning. Spray good the leaves, especially on the inside – because that’s where the pests like to hide. If you have enough insecticide, spray and soil around the plant.

How often should the plants be sprayed

To prevent: Twice a month with a solution, which contains 0.5% neem oil. This should prevent any problems.

To combat the pests: For the first time, spray well the plants and the soil around them. Then spray the plants once a week, until you resolve the problem. If it rains, re-spray the plants. If parasites showed resistance to neem, increase the concentration of the insecticide.

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