is a panacea along the lines of the Aloe Vera plant. Neem preparations
have been found in clay pots dating back some 5000 years. It is
said to have been used medicinally for over 60 maladies for centuries.
Modern scientific studies have demonstrated the healing powers
The neem tree has been used successfully for centuries to reduce
tumors by herbalists throughout Southeast Asia. Researchers in
India, Europe and Japanhave now found that polysaccharides and
limonoids found in neem bark, leaves and seed oil reduced tumors
and cancers (Fujiwara, 1982); (Chatterjee,
1961); (Hartwell, 1983) and showed effectiveness against lymphocytic
leukemia (Pettit, 1983).
In several patents issued in Japan hot water neem bark extracts
showed remarkable effectiveness against several types of
tumors. (Shimizu et al, 1985) Several types of extract were tested
at different doses and compared to the effectiveness of a standard
Several of the extracts were equal to or better than the standard
anti-cancer agent against solid tumors. When the tests were done
using a more purified extract of neem bark, the results were even
against solid tumors. But the extracts tested were still very
crude when compared to the extremely purified active compounds
typically used in treating tumors. Further studies using truly
pure active compounds are expected to produce results at least
equal to the control.
Another researcher used an extract of neem leaves to prevent the
adhesion of cancer cells to other cells in the body. (Udeinya,
1994) Without the ability to stick to other cells, cancers cannot
spread through the body and are moreeasily destroyed by the body's
own immune system or by other
In general, neem is known for its ability to effect cancers. Injections
of neem extract around tumors showed remarkable reduction in size
in just a fewweeks. Skin cancers may be particularly responsive
to neem. A number of reports have been made by patients that skin
cancers have disappeared afterseveral
months of daily application of a neem based cream.
the All Institute of Medical Sciences.
I am an ayurvedic doctor working at A.I.I.M.S , New Delhi
as a research fellow in breast cancer clinic. We are using neem
very extensively in our wound clinic and have recently started
its use in breast cancer clinic. I am very much impressed/convinced
by the medicinal properties of neem in curing cancer (as studied
in ayurvedic treatises like charakh samhita, sushruta samhita
I recommend my patients who are suffering from breast cancer
and gastrointestinal cancer to chew 8-10 neem leaves early in
the morning with lukewarm water on an empty stomach. I have observed
that their white blood cells count had increased considerably.
Neem being a depurative purifies the blood and being an
astringent decreases the body heat. I wish to cure my patients
exclusively with neem since taking chemotherapy causes lots of
side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite,
alopecia and fever. It is very painful also and most important
aspect is the cost factor which sometimes makes the patient think
twice whether to go for it or not.
I am planning to suggest/convince my patients to adapt
neem as a primary treatment and to continue with chemotherapy
if he/she likes.
I would appreciate if their are any queries from any cancer
patient and would be very happy to help.
neem preparations have been used for centuries in South East Asia
to reduce tumors. Recent studies show that the it is the polysaccharides
and limonoids found in neem bark, leaves and seed oil responsible
for its antitumor activity.(1)
property of neem extract is to inhibit and prevent adhesion of
cancer cells to our bodies. Without adhesion, they cannot root
and grow and are more easily destroyed by the immune system or
other cancer treatments.
evidence shows that injections around tumors show tumor reduction
as well as patients reporting that skin cancers disappear after
a few months of daily application of neem-based cream.
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