One hour after taking aqueous leaf extracts -- or Neem tea --
weak excitation and increased activity are seen, while decreased
activity and lower muscular tone occur after five hours. Nimbidin
has a mild suppressive effect on the central nervous system. Neem
leaf extracts produce lower activity, respiratory rate and muscle
tone passivity as well as dose-dependent hypothermia. The active
compounds may be limonoids, because most seem to be able to pass
the blood-brain barrier.
Neem leaf (capsules) contains compounds similar to aspirin
(prostaglandin inhibitors) for the relief of pain. Neem also helps
reduce blood pressure, open constricted blood vessels and relax
muscles and reduce anxiety. Each of these effects can act to reduce
the causes of headaches including migraines.
are the most common reported medical complaint. They are divided
into three categories:
About 9 of 10 primary headaches are tension headaches. They produce
a dull pain, knot or pressure in your neck, forehead or scalp.
About 6 percent of all primary headaches are migraines. They may
be preceded by a visual change, tingling on one side of your face
or body, or throbbing on one side of your head.
These produce a boring pain around one eye and often begin at
the same time of day.
Natural health practitioners throughout south Asia continue
to use neem as an important part of their treatments for many
of the illnesses and conditions they encounter. They usually use
neem because of its historical background and because they find
As more scientific studies are done on neem and its benefits
revealed natural health practitioners and modern medical doctors
alike are gaining new respect for this ancient healing herb. As
a mild calming and anxiety reducing herb, neem can find many uses
in medical facilities worldwide.
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activity of Azadirachta
indica leaf extract in rats.
Jaiswal AK, Bhattacharya SK, Acharya SB.
of Azadirachta indica hydroalcoholic
leaf extract on the cardiovascular system.
properties of Praneem polyherbal pessary.
Raghuvanshi P, Bagga R, Malhotra D,
Gopalan S, Talwar GP.
of Azadirachta indica (Neem) leaf
aqueous extract on paracetamol-induced
liver damage in rats.
Bhanwra S, Singh J, Khosla P.
Inform your physician, nutritionally oriented
healthcare practitioner, and/or pharmacist about any health problem
and before making any changes in prescribed medications.