|The Neem Tree||
In India -- where it has been used for more than 4,000
years -- the neem tree has such a variety of medical applications that it is sometimes
referred to as the village pharmacy. Now modern research is proving what has been long
known by Ayurvedic medicine practitioners: neem is one of the most effective plant
medicines in the world. An extremely powerful blood purifying agent and detoxicant, neem
is also effective in the treatment of fever, malaria, skin diseases, dental problems,
diabetes, tumors, arthritis, and jaundice. It has gained particular attention from
scientists seeking a cure for AIDS, not only for its antiviral properties, but also
because it boosts the immune system on all levels without destroying beneficial bacteria,
unlike synthetic antibiotics.
* A comprehensive look at the many
therapeutic and ecological uses of neem.
A comprehensive, illustated (20 color
plates) treatment of the tropical neem tree (Azadirachta indica) and its unique
substances. The extracts from this tree have an enormously broad range of
applications. The main substance, azadirachtin -- a tetranortriterpenoid --
influences the hormone system of insects, exerting a pesticidal effect.
Feeding activity, reproduction, and flying ability of insects are also
affected. It is biologically degradable and can be easily extracted from the
seeds. From Book News, Inc., 1995