logo

Research

Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.

Neem, Margosa Remedies


Neem, Margosa - Herbal Research
A WHO Organizational resource: Neem Research - FULL REPORT


Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
External applications for treatment of ringworm (21). However, data from controlled clinical trials are lacking.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Treatment of worm and lice infections, jaundice, external ulcers, cardio-vascular  disease,  diabetes,  gingivitis,  malaria,  rheumatism  and  skin disorders. External applications for treatment of septic wounds and boils (6, 8).
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
Treatment of allergic skin reactions, asthma, bruises, colic, conjunctivitis, dysentery, dysmenorrhoea, delirium in fever, gout, headache, itching due to varicella, jaundice, kidney stones, leprosy, leukorrhoea, psoriasis, scabies,  smallpox,  sprains  and  muscular  pain,  syphilis,  yellow  fever,  warts  and wounds (10, 22). Also used as an antivenin, contraceptive, emmenagogue, tonic, stomatic and vermicide (9).

References:

6. Indian medicinal plants. Vol. I. New Delhi, Orient Longman, 1971
 
8.  Iwu MM. Handbook  of  African  medicinal  plants Boca  Raton,  FL,  CRC Press, 1993.
 
9.  Farnsworth  NR,  ed. NAPRALERT  database.  Chicago,  IL,  University  of Illinois at Chicago, 9 February 2001 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scien-
tific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services).
 
10. Vijayalakshmi  K,  Radha  KS,  Shiva  V.  Neem:  a  user’s  manual. Madras,  Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems; New Delhi, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, 1995.
 
21.  Singh N et al. Melia azadirachta in some common skin disorders. Antiseptic1979, 76:677–680.
 
22.  Perry LM, Metzger J. Medicinal plants of East and Southeast Asia: attributed properties and uses. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 1980


Health Issues

UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.

VIEW MORE

Consumers are demanding BPA-free products, but the alternatives are no safer. Despite this alarming data, nearly 81% of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.

VIEW MORE

Widely promoted as a ‘safe’ and ‘healthy’ alternative way to quit smoking, the adoption of vaping has grown exponentially in recent years.

VIEW MORE