Organic Neem Powder

Neem is a famous Indian plant which has traditionally been used by Ayurvedic medicine to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria and kill unhealthy bacteria in the mouth. Studies* suggest that Neem has anti-tumor, anti-cancer, immune system enhancing and significant anti-bacterial properties.

Happy teeth, happy immune system, happy you!

250g / approx. 250 serves / $0.05 per serve

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  • This Organic Neem Powder is another of our products from Ayurvedic Medicinal Principles, considered to have the capacity to nourish good bacteria and destroy bad bacteria, and so is suggested to be useful in protecting and nourishing microbiota throughout the body, both when taken internally and applied topically.
    Within Ayurveda, Neem is used as a therapy for ulcers and other types of gastric discomfort, and is also said to promote a healthy digestive system by protecting the stomach, aiding in elimination and removing toxins (Ama) and harmful bacteria.
    Neem has also been used to rid the body of all forms of external and internal parasites by quickly killing them, doing this by mimicking hormones that interfere with the life cycle of parasites, inhibit their ability to feed and prevent the eggs from hatching — research suggests that it is effective in combating head lice and mosquitos larvae.

    Research suggests that Neem has a remarkable effect on chronic skin conditions such as; acne, psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, chilblains and even stubborn warts, with cosmetics including Neem as an ingredient to help clear, beautify and rejuvenate the skin. Although, Neem has been most commonly used as an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, predominantly for oral care.


    Functions / systems
    within the body this product helps to balance

     

    Feelings we notice
    by supporting the 'functions'

     

    Nutritional Panel

    Serving Size: 0.5-5g per Serve (1/8-1/2tsp)
    Ingredients: Organic Neem Powder (Azadirachta indica)

    Per Serve (1g) Per 100g
    Energy (kJ) 6.92kJ  692.00kJ 
    Calories (kcal) 1.63kcal 162.82kcal
    Protien 0.13g 12.60g
    Total Carbohydrates 0.27g 26.80g
    - Sugars 0.05g 4.70g
    - Fibre 0.39g 39.00g
    Total Fat 0.01g 0.60g
    - Saturated 0.00g 0.30g
    Sodium <0.69mg <69.00mg

    Active Ingredients

    The most important bio-active principal is azadirachtin (repellent). Other compounds are; gedunin (anti-malarial), nimbin (anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic), nimbidin (antibacterial), nimbidol (anti-malarial, anti-pyretic), quercentin (anti-malarial), salannun (repellent), and sodium nimbinate (spermicide).

    Contraindications

    Care should be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding, and if you suffer from kidney issues. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.
  • As with many things internet based, a lot of information is copied and pasted, has a dash of creative license, a sprinkling of Chinese whispers and boom you have a new superfood or a superherb. When we select our products we look for the most effective and the very best quality. So we research and research some more, then provide all of that research for you so that you can make up your own mind.

    Anti-bacterial
    
Recent research suggests that Neem oil extract has the capacity to be anti-bacterial and anti-microbial when applied topically and ingested. (6, 8, 9)

    Anti-viral
    
Researchers have used extracts of the seeds topically and internally to protect against the “duck plaque virus” and the bark to combat the herpes simplex virus (type-1). The anti-oxidant polysaccharides of Neem have also been shown to act in an antiviral capacity against the poliovirus and when water extracted against the anti-bovine herpes virus. (10, 11, 12, 13)

    Sexually transmitted disease
    
A few researchers have also considered Neem’s efficacy in treating sexually transmitted diseases, suggesting that it is among 16 medicinal plants that may be able to help combat “Neisseria gonorrhoeae" a bacteria responsible for the spread of sexually transmitted gonorrhoea. (14)

    ANTI-INflammatory
    
Researchers have also found the Neem has the ability to act as an anti-inflammatory by decreasing the amount of pro-inflammatory cytokines. (15)

    Anti-oxidant
    
It has also been researched that the antioxidant and protective effects of the Neem leaf, may help reduce the oxidative damage to DNA and red blood cells caused by hydrogen peroxide. (16)

    Immune Support
    
Research has found that Neem may have the potential to cause apoptosis of Breast cancer and pancreatic cancer cells. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 19, 20)
    Where another study suggested that Neem may infect inhibit the growth of tumour cells in prostate cancer. (21)

    Skin diseases
    
Neem has also been shown to have a remarkable effect on chronic skin conditions such as; acne, psoriasis, eczema, ringworm and even stubborn warts, which can clear up easily when Organic Neem oil is used. Neem oil and leaves has been used in Siddha medicine for the treatment of skin diseases. (7, 22)

    Anti-snake venom activity
    
Studies have also identified an anti-snake venom compound in Neem leaves called phospholipase A2 (PLA2) (AIPLAI). (23)

    Digestive disorders
    
Neem is generally accepted in the Ayurvedic medical tradition as a therapy for ulcers and other types of gastric discomfort. Neem promotes a healthy digestive system by protecting the stomach, aiding in elimination and removing toxins and harmful bacteria. Researchers studied Neem bark extract for its ability to be gastroprotective. (24)

    Parasitic diseases
    
Historically, Neem has been used to rid the body of all forms of parasites, quickly killing both external and internal parasites, it does this due to having hormone mimicking effects that interfere with the life cycle of parasites, inhibiting their ability to feed and preventing the eggs from hatching.
    Researchers studied the efficacy of a single treatment of head lice and also as a deterrent for mosquitos, specifically their larva, with a Neem seed extract. (25, 26)
     

  • FARMING

    The Neem is organically and sustainably grown in India using 100% renewable energy. The leaves are harvested and dehydrated in the direct sunlight, then moved to the shade before being inspected, sorted and sent for processing.


    PROCESSING

    When the leaves arrive for processing, the leaves are then passed through machines to have any impurities removed before being steam sterilised. The leaves are then moved to be micronised and ground into powder (the entire process is completed below 40°C). Once ground to powder it is bulk packaged for transport.


    IMPORTING

    The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia and arrives at The Grove HQ approximately 4 weeks later.


    PACKING

    Once it arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control checks and repackage it ready for you.






    PRODUCT OF INDIA.
    PACKAGED IN AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE.
     

    The Life of Neem

    
Neem trees are fast growing, in 3 years from planting the seed, they may become upto 20 feet tall. Neem trees require little rain and cannot sustain waterlogged areas that front drain very well.
    They are able to grow in soils of all types, with a pH of up to 8.5. As they don’t like too much water they do very well in well drained soils, particularly stony, shallow environments. Neem has the ability to improve soil fertility as it has a water holding capacity and the calcium-mining ability, which can make acidic soils neutral. Thriving in heat up to 120°C and cold of 0C at an altitude of around 1500m.
    The Neem tree grows slowly during the first year of planting and these young plants cannot tolerate intensive shade, frost or excessive cold.
    Fruit normally begins between 3 and 5 years and bears fruit at full production in around 10 years. A mature tree produce 30 – 50 kg. fruit every year, living for between 150-200 years.
    The fruit of the Neem can either be shaken off the tree, picked, or stripped from the branches. When ripe it is yellow in colour, about 2 cm in length and oval-shaped. In the soft, sweet fruit there is a light-coloured seed of about 1.5 cm in length, containing one, or sometimes two, brown seed kernels. After harvesting the fruit the ripe pulp should be removed as quickly as possible.
    In some regions, birds or fruit bats eat the sweet pulp, so that a lot of clean seeds can be found on the ground.
    Neem is also an effective insecticide in the garden.
  • traditional uses

    Prevents Skin Disease
    Heals Wounds
    Benefits the Eyes
    Aids Digestion
    Alleviates Fevers
    Alleviates Burning Sensation
    Destroys Poisons
    Prevents Itching
    Purifies the Blood
    Relieves Hyperacidity
     

    History

    Throughout the ages, due to the shifting of continents and the travels of Sages, Siddhas (both Chinese and Indian), many plants became integral in the daily prevention of disease and household remedies. Neem is one of those plants, said to be the first medicinal plant mentioned in the Siddha system of medicine from ancient Tamil.
    Typically Siddhars were saints, doctors, alchemists and mysticists all rolled into one, they were spiritual adepts who possessed the Ashta Siddhis, or the eight supernatural powers. The word Siddha came from the word siddhi, which means the perfection of heavenly bliss. Sage Agathiyar is considered the guru of all Sidhars, and the Siddha system is believed to have been handed over to him by Lord Muruga.
    Believed to be more than 10 000 years old, the Siddha system of medicine is considered to be one of the most antiquated traditional medical systems, prevalent in the southern states of India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore. The first medicinal plant mentioned in the Siddha medical system is Neem.
    Siddhas wrote their findings in the form of poems in Tamil language, on palm leaves which are collected and stored in what are known today as palm leaf manuscript.
    A 350 year old palm leaf Siddha manuscript (at the Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research (CTMR) in India), explains the medicinal uses of the Neem leaf as:
    - The leaf being used to treat and prevent ulcers,
    - The bark used to treat and prevent CNS disorders, paralysis and psychiatric disorders,

    The first recorded medical treatment via the use of Neem was more than 4500 years ago, with the entire tree (bark, leaves, seeds, oil, fruit and roots) being used for various ailments. In 1922 Archeologists found ruins with sophisticated architecture, engineering, sewer constructions and water supply networks, dating back to around 5000 years ago. These ruins included skulls that had had cranial surgery and alongside pots containing remnants of medicinal herbs often including Neem.
    Neem was used in those ages for the prevention of small pox and other infectious diseases, as well as possessing powers to ward off evil spirits. (Its flavour is less than desirable, but none the less, it is still very effective).
    Neem tea has been used for centuries as a tonic, Neem twigs commonly chewed to clean the teeth and gums, Neem leaf juice was used for skin disorders, and the leaves are said to have been placed around the house as a repellant for insects and pests.

    Due to having been used for many pains, illnesses, infections and fevers, Neem is referred to as “The Village Pharmacy”.

    The last 10 years of research has shown that the traditional uses are very effective and the wonders of Neem being effective for many ailments and as preventative measure.
  • Getting in the Kitchen

    You can mix this Neem powder with coconut oil for topical or oral use, you could add some Aloe Vera Powder to boost the effects of oral care and manage plaque. It can also be added to other poultices, face masks and homemade cosmetics to enhance the complexion. You can also add it to beverages, raw cakes, Matcha and smoothies to get the internal bacterial balancing benefits.


    Recipes in the Blog


    Add to any Smoothie Recipe
     

    Storage

    We have packaged your product in cost effective black bags, which protect the products from damaging UV rays which degrade your product. We have also inserted a silica-based desiccant pack to absorb any unwanted moisture and keep your products safer and help them last longer.

    Contraindications

    Care should be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding, and if you suffer from kidney issues. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A MIRACLE DRUG. THE GROVE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO TREAT, DIAGNOSE, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
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Ayurveda

The Grove's products and philosophies are very much aligned with the practices of Ayurveda, who's principles have roots embedded in 1000's of years of tradition. Ayurveda looks to treat the person, ensuring that all aspects of the physical, spiritual and environmental are considered when seeking Optimum Health for an individual. These Ancient methods integrate Ayurveda (nutrition), Yoga (physical) and Tantra (spiritual) to create a balanced peaceful life.



YOGA IS NOT ABOUT TOUCHING YOUR TOES. IT'S ABOUT WHAT YOU LEARN ON THE WAY DOWN.

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