Research of Neem against Disease
In India, neem is also used to treat viral diseases such as small-pox, chicken-pox even many medical practitioners use a paste of neem leaves, rubbed directly on the infected skin, for these conditions. Experiments with smallpox, chicken pox and fowl-pox have shown that neem is quite effective for preventing if not for curing these conditions. The neem extracts absorb the viruses, preventing them from spreading to unaffected cells. Neem has also been shown to be effective against herpes virus and the viral DNA polymers of the hepatitis B virus.
Laboratory experiments have shown that neem has antibacterial characteristics. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, a cause of food poisonings as well as abscesses, reacted to neem treatment. German experiments showed that a neem seed extract with ethanol is effective against the herpes viruses.
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THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. MEDICAL EMERGENCY If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Neem is a very powerful substance. It has been widely used in India for several thousand years, without any side effects. Also, in traditional Ayurvedic medicine neem is often prescribed together with other herbs that neutralize neem's toxicity such as turmeric. Neem is as a powerful contraceptive. Pregnant women or women who wish to conceive should be very careful and seek medical advice before using neem in great quantities. Neem has achieved high status in the US. It is often associated with claims that may prove to be false. Seek medical advice if you have a medical condition. Children and Neem While neem supplements have very little evidence of extreme side effects documented, the University of Michigan Health System does suggest that neem oils should be kept away from children. According to the website, there is a documented report that suggests a few infants developed Reyes-Syndrome symptoms shortly after consuming neem oil in supplement form. These infants ingested more than 5ml of the oil, which eventually lead to the death of the patients. As of 2010, however, no deaths in the adult population have been reported. Furthermore, the University website states that until more information is gathered on neem as a supplement, pregnant women should also stay away from the herb due to health risks to the fetus. Stomach Effects Ironically, while most supplement users take neem supplements for the treatment of stomach disorders, the University of Michigan Health System also states that some stomach symptoms may worsen in some users. In a few reported cases, patients who consumed neem oils were found to have an increased risk of diarrhea and stomach discomfort. As a result of these risks, the University recommends that patients stay within a dosage range of 10 to 20ml in order to limit the onset of adverse effects. Other Risks While more research needs to be conducted in order to determine the consistency in onset of documented side effects to neem,http://health-care-tips.
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