Neem and it's Nutritional Value

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The world is blessed with diverse natural resources, which has and will always support the existence of man.

There are many trees, but one of the most beneficial tree known to man is the Neem tree. Of which it’s bark, leaves, and seeds are highly medicinal. Neem contains chemicals that helps it reducing blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent conception, kill bacteria and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.

The different parts of Neem plant play a lot of role in maintaining body health, and some of the positive impact include;

The leaves which serve as treatment for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems. 

Neem can be used as an insecticide.

The leaf can also be used for birth control.

The seed and seed oil which are used as treatment for leprosy and intestinal worms.

The flower is used for reducing bile, controlling phlegm, and treating intestinal worms.

The fruit when consumed cures and treat hemorrhoids, urinary tract disorders, ulcer, bloody nose, phlegm, eye disorders, and diabetes.

The bark when processed is used for malaria, stomach and intestinal ulcers, skin diseases, pain, and fever.

In as much as Neem plays a positive role in maintaining body health, it also has side effects when used wrongly. Why? 

It is considered safe for adults to consume Neem orally for up to 10 weeks after which it should be stopped. This is because irrespective of the mode or point of application if consumed in large doses or over a long period of time: it might damage the kidney and liver. And this is considered unsafe for human health and productivity. 

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