The Neem Tree
Traditionally known as the
"village pharmacy", the Neem tree's pesticidal,insecticidal
and medicinal properties have been known and used
for centuries in India.
The bark and leaves of the neem
tree are used in the preparation
of cosmetics, health care products
and medicinal.preparations. The
kernel of the neem fruit is crushed
to yield neem oil which is used
chiefly in pest control products
and also in medicinal, cosmetic
and health care products.
The residue after
crushing the kernel is neem cake, which
is an excellent organic fertilizer. Even
the twigs of the tree are used as toothbrushes
for dental hygiene. Small wonder that
scientists have yet to come across a more
Ingredients of Neem
The active constituent
of Neem is made up of about 40 different
active compounds called Tetranortriperpernoids,
or more specifically, liminoids.
These liminoids, when ingested by the
insect, create hormonal disruptions which
prevent the insect from feeding, breeding
Wonder of Azadirachtin - Neem
main active ingredient of Neem is
Azadirachtin (C35H44O16), a tetranortriterpenoid.
It exhibits antifeedant, insect
repellent and insect sterilization
properties. It is so potent that
quantities as low as 1 ppm will
totally repel certain insects. It
interferes with ecdysone, the key
insect molting hormone and prevents
larvae and pupae from completing
the molting process.Insects treated
with Azadirachtin during the larval
and pupal stages,comprising 60-70
percent of their lives, generally
die within 3 - 14 days.
Unlike chemical insecticides,
it works on the insect's hormonal system,
not on the digestive or nervous system,
and does not lead to development of resistance
in future generations.
Oil manufactured by Plasma
by itself is an effective insect
antifeedant and repellant.
However, best results are obtained
when azadirachtin works synergistically
with other liminoids in neem. Plasma
Neem Oil has an azadirachtin content
of 3000 ppm and a minimum of 1500
ppm (0.15%) of salannin and nimbin,
thereby assuring a multi pronged
defense against pests.
Power with its unique proprietary process
(Indian Patent: 187750) extracts oil and
cake with very high content of azadirachtin
and all the other active ingredients, to
harness the real power of neem.
and Cosmetic properties of Neem
The medicinal and
cosmetic properties attributed to neem
are so numerous that they invoke disbelief!
Neem leaves and neem bark are reported
to be effective for cuts, bruises, skin
disorders and acne; and as a cosmetic
to remove skin blemishes. Medically, it
is effective as an analgesic, especially
for earaches and headaches. It is also
reported to be effective in controlling
Type II diabetes. In fact, neem leaves
are traditional herbs for treating diabetes
(Alam et al, 1989) and has been specifically
proven to be effective in preventing and
treating the disease (Murthy, 1978).
claims on the curative power of neem
products have not been substantiated
by clinical trials. Do not attempt these
home remedies without consulting your
physician. Plasma Power neither claims
nor repudiates the curative powers of
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