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Author: Norten, Ellen
Publisher: Traditions Int'l Ltd.
Copyright: 1999
Number of Pages: 92
ISBN: 0892818379
Price: $9.95

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 long been 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 the treatment of fever, malaria, skin diseases, dental problems, diabetes, tumors, arthritis, and jaundice. It has gained particular attention from scientists seeks a cure for AIDS, not only for it's antiviral properties, but because it boosts the immune system on all levels without destroying beneficial bacteria, unlike synthetic antibiotics.

In addition to its numerous uses as a healing agent, neem has been receiving much attention for the ecological benefits it provides. For centuries Indians have been mixing neem leaves with stored grains to prevent insect infestation. But neem is not simply a natural alternative to pesticides; increasingly it is being used to reverse desertification and to reduce erosion and deforestation, making it an important weapon in the fight against global warming. Neem's many practical applications make it of enormous interest to anyone concerned about health and ecology. Included are recipes and practical tips that let you enjoy the many benefits of this miraculous plant.

Ellen Norten is a journalist who has written for both television and the news media. She lives in Germany.

Table of Contents:

  • Disclaimer
  • Acknowledgements
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • I The History and Uses of Neem
    • Current Uses of Neem, India
    • Manufactured Products with Neem
    • Major Indian Neem Products
    • Health and Beauty Aids/Medicines
    • Pest Control
    • Neem in Ayurveda
  • II Neem as a Medicinal Herb
    • First Aid
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Bacterial
    • Viral
    • Fungal
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Skin Diseases
    • Periodontal Diseases
    • Circulatory Disorders
    • Digestive Disorders
    • Nervous Disorders
    • Parasites
    • Neem and the Immune System
    • General Conditions
  • III How Neem Works on a Biochemical Level
    • Is Neem Safe?
    • IV Major Active Constituents
    • Neem Leaves
    • Neem Bark
    • Neem Gum
    • Neem Oil
    • Obtaining Quality Neem Oil
    • Methods for Obtaining Neem Oil
    • Improved Methods for Obtaining Neem Oil
    • Comparison to Other Herbs
    • Neem in Europe and North America
  • V Testimonials
    • Cautionary Statement
    • VI Non-Medicinal Uses of Neem
      • Insect Repellent
      • Neem in Agriculture
      • Agricultural Insect Control
      • Agricultural Fungicide
      • Plant Viruses
      • Livestock
      • Neem Helping Farmers in Developing Countries
    • VII Botanical Description and Cultivation
      • Others Species of Neem
      • Growing Neem for Home Use
      • Home Preparation of Neem Products
    • Glossary
    • Neem in Kenyan Herbal Clinic
    • Patents
    • U.S. Patents
    • Select Foreign Patents
    • Bibliography

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Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Beth

Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Location: Alma, MI

Comments: I am halfway through the book already.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Jen

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2005

Location: export, PA

Comments: Really interesting single-subject book. I was a bit amazed at the powers of neem oil. I now use it in alot of my soap recipes and have gotten over my any apprehension I had about how it smells when coming out of the bottle. :> Anyway, this is a great book full of interesting info!


Total Number of Ratings: 2
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