Friday, January 21, 2011


A few years ago, the Saudis gave orders to plant 50000 neem trees at Mount Arafat , Mecca, where the pilgrims keep a vigil.

I would say, this is the wisest decision made in Mecca , after Mohammed the Prophets decision , NOT to allow his people to eat pig.

To an average naïve westerner , this decision was made to give shade at the same time providing good cross ventilation, which is NOT afforded by a claustrophobic tent—as the heat can hang you up to dry.

This goes far beyond that.  

The Ayurveda texts of India, talk extensively about Neem as  early as 5000 BC.  Translated from Sanskrit one para reads--    

QUOTE ‘Neem bark is cool, bitter, astringent, acrid and refrigerant. It is useful in tiredness, cough, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestation. It heals wounds and vitiated conditions of kapha, vomiting, skin diseases, excessive thirst, and diabetes. Neem leaves are reported to be beneficial for eye disorders and insect poisons. It treats Vatik disorder. It is anti-leprotic. It’s fruits are bitter, purgative, anti-hemorrhoids and anthelmintic’  UNQUOTE

Most of the  homes in India ( leave out cities ) have a Neem tree .  It is known as Margosa in English .  Its Botanical name is Azadirachta Indica – as its magical properties were first recognized in India and then spread around by Emperor Vikramaditya.  

India resisted a vested US attempt to patent Neem and Turmeric and won.  Ancient Indians never found the need to patent things in a ridiculous manner like unscruplous Edison .

The neem tree has dense leaves. In spring small white flowers blossom. Later in June small fruits appear changing from green to yellow. There is a single seed inside which gives neem oil.

Neem contains certain complex organic chemical compounds like azadirachitin,  triterpenes, limonoids, nonterpenoids, hexanortriterpenoids, pentattriterpenoids etc.  

Nothing is wasted –every part of the plant is used like leaf, flower,  bark sap neera , seed, oil etc.

Neem is  ANTI

Need I say more?

Let me expound—

It combats acne, rash allergy, ringworms, lice, dandruff, hairfall, rheumatoid arthrititis, gout, constipation, worms , malaria, sinus, cough, STD, ulcers,  pox scarring, foot fungi,

It drives awat insects, mosquitoes and snakes. It does NOT harm birds.

All Vedic sages brushed their teeth with neem twig. Its bitter tase formats the taste of the tongue. Like in perfume shops you must format your olfactory senses with coffee bean smell, beofe you smell another perfume.

It is used in food godowns in India as it drives away unwanted pests and termites. Powdered bark and root is applied on pets to drive away fleas.

In my lawn I use neem seed cakes to lower Nitrogen losses, and also to prevent fungus.

In Puri temples dieties are carved out of aged neem wood..

When I sit on my lawn in the evenings , I get rid of mosquitoes by sprinkling neem water—fooling the smell senses of the mosquitoes.



  1. Dear capt
    Haw can one use neem to cure arthritis and hair loss

  2. hi,

    Nimbin in neem is anti inflammatory and can sure arthritis. Polysaccharide present in neem reduces the inflammation and pain.
    Give your body a neem oil massage. This will reduce the inflammation as well as the pain.
    Neem leaf and neem flower extract is also very beneficial to cure arthritis.
    Drink 50 ml of neem leaf and flower extract twice a day for a month to cure arthritis. You can make the neem extract by boiling 100 gms of pulverized neem leaves and flowers in 250 ml of water. Boil these for 30 mins. Extract the liquid and cool it.

    punch into google search-


    you get neem hair products in india.

    capt ajit vadakayil

  3. Sir - May i request a blog on vilvam leaves? i did search with ur name but did not find any.

    1. hi rm,

      i have not posted on bilva or vilvam leaves.

      Bilva is closely associated with the worship of Lord Shiva and hence bilva trees are found in Shiva temples . The dark trifoliate leaves symbolize the three eyes of Lord Shiva.

      capt ajit vadakayil

  4. Thanks Sir. I read in a tamil weekly that vilva leaves are good for heath and is equvalent to Nellikai. i did check in a vegie market in chennai and found that there are 2 types - one for normal pooja and other one for medicinal purpose.. with confusion i did not progress wit that. When you find time please share some information sir - if the leaves can be consumed, then which one i should be looking for....

    Rudhra' s

    1. hi rm,

      i will put a post on bilva later.

      there are sadhus who come for kumbh mela who sustain themselves on Bilva leaves alone.

      and the gum of the inside pulp of the fruit is an aphrodisiac (kama-vardhani)-- and it will give you a raging hard on.

      capt ajit vadakayil

  5. Thank you sir for the response. Shall wait for your post on bilva leaves and fruit.


  6. hello sir,
    just read about Transcendental Meditation techinique.could you please shed some light on it.and how to do it.


  7. hi pk,

    Neem tree bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine. Less frequently, the root, flower, and fruit are also used.

    Neem leaf is used 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. The leaf is also used for birth control and to cause abortions.

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

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

    The fruit is used for hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, urinary tract disorders, bloody nose, phlegm, eye disorders, diabetes, wounds, and leprosy.

    Neem twigs are used for cough, asthma, hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, low sperm levels, urinary disorders, and diabetes. People in the tropics sometimes chew neem twigs instead of using toothbrushes, but this can cause illness; neem twigs are often contaminated with fungi within 2 weeks of harvest and should be avoided.

    The seed and seed oil are used for leprosy and intestinal worms. They are also used for birth control and to cause abortions.

    The stem, root bark, and fruit are used as a tonic and astringent.

    Some people apply neem directly to the skin to treat head lice, skin diseases, wounds, and skin ulcers; as a mosquito repellent; and as a skin softener.

    Inside the vagina, neem is used for birth control.

    Neem is also used as an insecticide.


    Neem contains chemicals that might help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent conception, kill bacteria and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.

    Punch into Google search-


    Capt ajit vadakayil

  8. captain
    please write about haritaki
    because iam eating it daily (raw fruit)
    and little confused about
    any side effects if any

    expecting more posts about vedic wisdom


  9. How to know that the Neem tree is not Genetically modified ?
    Are there any basic home tests to identify original & GM fruits & vegetables.

    Sir.. You are a Great Soul... Thanks.

  10. Namaste..

    How to know Neem tree was not Genetically Modified ?
    And home tests to diffeentiate original vegetables & fruits from GM.

    Thanks & Need to learn more from you.

    1. gmo doesnot grow on their own.a gmo can be distinguished as it is very purposefully gmo wheat is created to give bigger grain and grows fruits are bigger their plants are shorter and contains less or no seeds.following these traits gmo can be chance for a neem to be a gmo as it locally grows from its seeds all over india


    He said, "The idea that Indians had airplanes 2,000 years ago sounds almost essentially impossible to me. I don't believe it. The point is that if that technology
    was produced in a method so described that anybody could replicate it, then it 
    becomes science."

    He is perfect example of a self loathing Indian . He will believe if GORA GAANDS had airplanes 2000 years ago . THEEEEEEE ....

    Now i know why he got Nobel prize .

    Ek number ka Chutiya hai

  12. ha ha nice article there cap....

    can you please write something about malabar neem?

    and where can we find a suitable climate to cultivate malabar neem

  13. Captain Ji Namaskar

    I am eating raw amla. I like its taste with hing and black salt and hence eat a lot. Hope there is no side effect.

  14. Captain Ji namaskar

    Charan Sparsh

    Sir, can I chew neem leaves regularly daily? What precaution should I take? And most important can I chew old leaves( I mean mature) when young leaves are not available? Kindly guide please. Will be grateful to you.

    Warmest Regards for You.

  15. Captain, thank you for all this knowledge. This blog is truly amazing. Being a western seeker, please tell me, do these plants also help for my DNA? What is your overall advice for westerners please? I am grateful for any answer.

  16. Read it again
    My mom keeps few leaves and twigs of neem in water. And gives us to drink it almost daily. It cures acne , any insect bite, and worms too.
    You have mentioned almost all benefits in this blogpost.

    And reading about the NWO doesn't trouble me now. Earlier I used to feel sick. But now I feel their time to pack up will come soon.
    Thanks a lot 😊

  17. I saw the cows eating neem leaves...

  18. In the first century B.C., Charaka, the Indian physician, gave a detailed method for using neem for contraception. Cotton soaked in neem oil was kept in the vagina for fifteen minutes before intercourse. This killed the sperm.

    Is this true? Does it cause permanent infertility?


  19. Sir Please reply My father parts of the skin of hand and leg (only some part) is insensitive to pain is it leprosy Sir please reply I am from jharkhand

  20. how did I miss out the neem post