Neem-Nature’s gift to Mankind
Sarva Roga Nivarini

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News Desk, News Nation 360: Neem is an omnipotent tree and a sacred gift of nature. It is an incredible plant that has been declared the ‘Tree of the 21st century by the United Nations. Old Indian literature like Vedas, Upanishads etc., refers to Neem as ‘Sarva Roga Nivarini’ which means it’s a medicine to cure all diseases. Neem has been extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic medicines. ITC Ltd., India’s premier multi-business conglomerate launched Nimyle–a 100% natural action floor cleaner that harnesses the goodness of Neem. Floors are the most susceptible and yet visible part of our homes; they get dirty, attract germs, accumulate spills and remain an important element within every home. With a heritage of over 20 years, Nimyle is a chlorine-free product designed to effectively kill germs and clean your floors and conforms to the quality, performance and safety expectations of an eco-friendly product. Dr Nandakishore Dukkipati, MD, Livlife hospitals, advanced Laparoscopy and Gastroenterology expressed his views that Neem acts as an analgesic- Neem bark has been used for centuries in India as a pain killer, it also helps in curing fever. In the Ayurvedic medicine system, Neem is used to treat malarial fevers, which is a common occurrence during monsoons. Recent experiments have shown that one of the Neem's components, gedunin is as effective as Quinine against malaria. Neem twigs can also be used to cure a common cold and cough, asthma and bronchitis as well as urinary tract infection. Neem also has antihistamine properties that help inhibit allergic reactions when applied externally or consumed as a decoction. In Skincare, Neem has an almost magical effect on chronic skin conditions that often fail to respond with classical treatments. Acne, psoriasis, eczema, itching, rosacea, shingles, ringworm, athlete's foot, herpes, fungal infections, cold sores, dry skin, hemorrhoids, rash, skin ulcers, rheumatism, sprains, pain, warts, wrinkles are among the conditions that clear up consistently when  an  organic  chemical-free,  zero  harm  Neem product is used. In Haircare, problem scalp

conditions including dandruff and psoriasis, scaling and even hair loss respond to treatment with Neem shampoo, conditioners, creams, tinctures and capsules. Listless, damaged and overly oily hair appears to ‘come alive’ when treated regularly with this most amazing plant. In Gastro-intestinal issues Neem has been proven successful in treating stomach ulcers. Its antihistamine and antibacterial compounds appear to reduce inflammation and destroy the bacteria now believed responsible for common stomach ailments and in Homecare Neem, known for its anti-bacterial properties, has also been successfully proven under stringent laboratory conditions to destroy harmful fungi, parasites and viruses. Products such as Nimyle, which harness the power of Neem also claim to wash away the Covid-19 coronavirus from floors and surfaces. Some people also store dried neem leaves in wardrobes as it prevents insects and bacteria from ruining clothes.

Report : Anustup Kundu