Neem has been one of the most-used leafs in Ayurveda medicine for the past 5,000 years as it contains a unique composition of organic compounds in an abundance not found elsewhere in nature. Yogis have also been known to regularly consume neem, along with turmeric, as this combination is known to be supportive for sadhana.
Regular intake of neem has been known to offer the following benefits:
• Can boost immunity with its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties
• Can help prevent illness through its antioxidant properties
• Can support a natural way to detox the system
• Can help improve gastric health
Method 1: Dissolve a teaspoon of neem powder in a glass of water and drink it every morning on an empty stomach. This method is especially beneficial for diabetic patients as it helps manage sugar levels and acts as an insulin.
Method 2: Dissolve a teaspoon of neem powder in a glass of milk and drink it to boost the body’s immunity and health, and to help clear out toxins.
Method 3: Mix a 1/4 teaspoon (1 gm) of neem powder with a small amount of water until a paste forms. Once there is a paste-like texture, use your hands to form a small ball. Use 1 gm of neem powder to prepare neem balls. Swallow this ball along with drinking light honey in lukewarm water every morning on an empty stomach before starting your sadhana. This 100 gm neem powder will be sufficient for 100 neem balls.
Pregnant and lactating women are advised to consume herbal products under the advice of a physician. Neem is also said to be a natural contraceptive for birth control and spermicide.