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Medicinal Benefits of NEEM Tree (Dongoyaro)

Description of the Neem Tree (Azadirchata indica)

The neem tree, Azadirachta indica, a miracle plant as is popularly called is a tropical evergreen with a wide adaptability. Native to India and Burma, it has been transplanted to Africa, the Middle East, South America and Australia. It is especially suited to semi-arid conditions and thrives even in the poorest soil with rainfalls as little as 18 inches (450 mm) per year and temperatures up to 50° C (120° F). It may grow up to 50 feet (15 m) tall and live for 200 years.

Neem  leave,a good antiretroviral drug

Its blossoms are small, white flowers with a very sweet, jasmine-like scent. Its edible fruit — loved by children in Africa — is about 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) long, with white kernels. A neem tree generally begins bearing fruits at three to five years of age, and can produce up to 50 kg (110 lbs.) of fruit annually when mature. The pinnate leaves have a very bitter taste and a garlic-like smell.

Due to its medical and insecticidal properties, the neem tree has been widely used in the traditional medicine and agriculture in India. Apart form Azadirchata indica there are two other know species of neem: siamensis azadirachtaand exceisa azadirachta

Different parts of Neem tree and its oil extracted out of seed is being used in different parts of the world for different purposes. Two decades of research has revealed promising results in many disciplines like medicines, cosmetics and agriculture etc. This obscure species may be on the cusp of bringing enormous benefits to countries both poor and rich. Even some of the most cautious researchers are saying that Neem deserves to be called a wonder plant. These days many types of products are being consumed in daily life around the world made out of Neem and it’s by-products.

MEDICINAL USES OF NEEM

PART MEDICINAL USE

Leaf: Leprosy ,eye problem ,epistaxis ,intestinal worms, skin ulcer, antiretroviral, anorexia, biliousness

Bark: Analgesic ,alternative and curative of fever

Flower :Bile suppression ,elimination of intestinal worms and phlegm

Fruit :Piles, urinary disorder ,eye problem,diabetes,phlegm wounds and leprosy.

Twig: Cough, asthma ,piles ,phantom tumour, intestinal worms, spermatorrhoea obstinate urinary disorder, diabetes.

Gum :Scabies, wounds, ulcers, skin diseases .

Seed : Leprosy and intestinal worms

Oil: Leprosy and intestinal worms.

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Uses of Onions

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In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu…
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s story…but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill… I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs…sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don’t know what to blame. Maybe it’s the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.

LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed’s answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

“It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not the mayonnaise (as long as it’s not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it’s the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

 

The Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a root or rhizome native to India and China. It is a natural curative for many health problems. In many Ayurvedic medicines ginger used in the form of clusters of fresh root or dried ginger . Considering all the medicinal values we made as a part of food in our daily life.Ginger is eaten in the form of pieces, paste, juice, tea, beer, candies or powder.

Ginger has anti-oxidant, anti inflammatory, antiseptic,anti viral properties.It also reduces cholesterol, prevents blood clotting, promotes blood thinning.

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How to use Ginger in various problems?

1. Chewing ginger pieces mixed with rock salt before meals helps in increasing appetite and favours digestion.

2.People suffering from back ache and head ache can eat small ginger piece fried in spoonful of ghee every night before sleeping for 20 days.It relieves from the pain.

3.Grind ginger with equal amounts of jaggery and make this paste into small round balls.Take this thrice daily. It cures even severe cold ,cough and flu.

4.Mixture of one spoon ginger juice and one spoon honey acts as a wonderful medicine for allergy and itching related rashes.

5.Pouring 2 or 3 drops of warm ginger juice in ear, reduces ear pain.

6.Mix ginger juice,lemon juice and pinch of salt.Intake of 2 spoons of this liquid reduces motion and morning sickness .It also decreases nausea during pregnancy.

7.To get relief from migraine, mix ginger juice and pinch of saffron.Now pour 3 or 4 drops of this mixture in the nostril on side of pain (if you are getting Migraine pain on left side then put this in your left nostril). It shows immediate relief.

8. To get relief from acidity and flatulence, shallow fry ginger pieces and cumin seeds in ghee and eat in the morning on empty stomach.

9.Ginger mixed with honey act as throat lozenge, which helps in reducing sore throat.

10. It is also used to cut constipation problem.

11.Mixture of basil extract and ginger juice reduces stomach pain in children.

12.Dried ginger and dried dates helps in curing menstrual problems in women.

13.Butter milk mixed with ginger pieces,lemon,curry leaves and pinch of salt works excellent for heart burns, sunstroke and diarrhea. It also relieves from stress…

Ginger is a root or rhizome native to India and China. It is a natural curative for many health problems. In many Ayurvedic medicines ginger used in the form of clusters of fresh root or dried ginger . Considering all the medicinal values we made as a part of food in our daily life.Ginger is eaten in the form of pieces, paste, juice, tea, beer, candies or powder.

Ginger has anti-oxidant, anti inflammatory, antiseptic,anti viral properties.It also reduces cholesterol, prevents blood clotting, promotes blood thinning.

 

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