About 50 years ago, when researchers first began looking at Neem, they carefully detailed the biological activities of its various parts. That literature, unfortunately, is not available except in specialized medical libraries.
Current reports generally note that Neem is recognized as being of benefit for a long list of ‘antis’ including:
- Anti-pyretic (fever)
- Anti-gastric (ulcer)
- Anti-complement (similar to antioxidant)
Antioxidants in Neem
One of the hottest topics in the natural foods industry today is antioxidants, probably because they play a critical role in preventing the damage that plays a significant role in initiating chronic degenerative diseases such as Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as speeding up the plain old (pun intended!) process of ageing.
Oxidative stress is a natural process that occurs as cells produce energy. Free radicals, a by-product of this process, damage cells (including DNA) and tissue. The problem occurs when the body’s resources for fighting these free radicals or repairing the damage they cause aren’t adequate. Antioxidants are in many foods, and many of the health benefits of foods like blueberries, broccoli, and cranberries are directly related to their antioxidant levels.
The ORAC test (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), shows that all forms of Neem are extraordinarily high in antioxidants, and far higher than foods on the high-antioxidant lists. Along with its immune-boosting properties and high antioxidant levels, this may help to explain why Neem is known around the world as “The Village Pharmacy.”
Native Neem Powder Dose:
One teaspoon of Neem Leaf Powder daily will keep you healthy and boost your immune system. It May be taken as a tea or simply added to a mouthful of water, then chewed and swallowed.