The Magic of Neem Margosa to Heal - Dueep Jyot Singh & John Davidson

The Magic of Neem Margosa to Heal

By Dueep Jyot Singh & John Davidson

  • Release Date: 2014-02-26
  • Genre: Health, Mind & Body


The Magic of Neem Margosa to Heal

Table of Contents
Neem oil
Make Your Skin Blemish Free
How to Grow a Neem
Neem in Ancient Medicine
Traditional Kajal
How to Apply Kajal
Curing Eye Infections
Neem Seeds As a Pesticide
Neem Seeds As a Pyrolysis/Stroke Massage Oil
Curing Piles
Sweet Neem?
Neem Seeds As Poultry and Cattle Feed
Preserving Clothes and Books
Curing Wounds with Neem
Cleaning Infections
Making a Neem Poultice
My Own Neem Ointment
The Slow Sun Method
Another Neem Oil Method
Neem Burn Remedy
Prickly Heat
Pain in Joints
Do Your Shoes Bite?
How to make Neem Ash
Leukoderma Cure
Fever Cure
Getting Rid of Bedbugs
Malarial Fumigation
How to Make Neem Soap
How to Make Desi Ghee
Authors Bio

Most of us may have heard the name of an indigenous plant found in the East, – Neem. This is the local name for a plant called Margosa-the Indian Neem. Its scientific name is Azadirachta indica.
This is a long living tree, which has come down in Indian mythology as one of the gifts of the gods, given to the people of Jambudwipa- the prehistoric and historic name of the area which consisted of the Indian subcontinent. That is the reason why this plant is worshipped in many ancient traditional rituals of some religious sects in India.
Neem twigs are used as a toothbrush, even today. You break off a twig, chew it to keep your teeth healthy and then brush your teeth with this chewed portion. It is definitely bitter in taste, but you never will ever have to visit a dentist.
No Indian garden is considered to be complete without a Neem tree growing. The idea is that the grandfather is going to plant the Neem tree, and the future generations up to the seventh generation are going to derive benefit of this plant. That is why the first thing one does when one buys a new house is plant a Neem tree and then plant some other fruit trees like mangoes and lemons.
The Neem tree used to grow wild, but it is now cultivated extensively throughout the land. It is estimated that there are about 138 million Neem trees cultivated by farmers in Neem plantations throughout India. We are not talking about the ones which grow completely wild in the forests and in the woods or in your gardens.
There has been a long mythological history of the Neem, coming down the ages. Let me give you one example. The Neem grown on the outskirts of the village, would be worshipped by ancient villagers, who wanted the friendly spirits living on the Neem to grant them their wishes. That is why, they often fed the Neem with milk or buried copper coins underneath the Neem tree. I do not know who took advantage of the buried coins, but I saw this pattern being followed as an adult, when people got to know about the only Neem tree, in the locality, which happened to have been planted by my grandfather four decades earlier.