Neem is extensively used in Ayurvedic medicines and remedies since thousands of years. Its root bark, stem bark, gum, flower, leaves, seeds and seed oil are used for various medicinal purposes.
- Generally all parts of neem have following health benefits.
- Sheeta - Nimba imparts cooling qualities to the body.
- Laghu - undergoes digestion and absorption pretty easily and quickly.
- Grahi - helps in absorbing moisture from the intestine. Dries up and cleans up the moisture in wounds and ulcers.
- Katu - has pungent taste. It also undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
- Tikta - has bitter taste
- Agnikrut - improves digestion process
- Vatakrut - increases Vata
- Ahrudya - not so good for heart.
- Shramahara - relieves tiredness
- Truthara - relieves excessive thirst. Since it decreases Pitta, it is useful in fever and associated thirst.
- Kasahara - Helps to relieve cough. It is very useful in infective respiratory problems. It has anti-microbial properties.
- Jwarahara - Useful in fever, due to its potent anti microbial phyto-chemicals.
- Aruchihara - Helps to relieve anorexia. Bitter tasting herbs, though very difficult to consume, have this unique property of relieving anorexia.
- Krumihara - Actual translation is - relieves worms. Nimba is useful in intestinal worms, infested wounds, and as an anti -microbial agent.
- Vranahara - Helps to cleanse and heal wound quickly.
Satyam Health Care
Skin Disease and heals the wound
- Rasa - Taste - Bitter (tikta) and astringent (kashaya)
- Guna - qualities - Light to digest (Laghu), Dry (rooksha)
- Vipaka - Undergoes taste conversion into pungency after digestion. - Katu Vipaka
- Veerya - Potency - Cold in nature.