Did you know that HIV can be controlled with neem?
Medical News Today has reported today that a research scientist, Sonia Arora, assistant professor at Kean University in New Jersey has discovered how neem reduces HIV in the bodies of AIDS patients.
What Is Neem?
Neem is an unusual tree located mostly in southeast Asia that for many centuries has been aptly named “the village pharmacy.” Neem is antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti fungal.
Interestingly, all part of the neem tree are used in healing. A miracle herb to many,
- neem heals all kinds of skin diseases, including acne, psoriasis and eczema
- neem is good for the hair and also helps with head lice
- neem makes an excellent toothpaste and prevents gum disease. The twigs are used as toothbrushes.
- neem is anti-microbial and used for wound cleaning
- neem is used to reduce cholesterol and relieve high blood pressure
- neem reduces inflammation and helps heal rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoarthritis
- neem helps with stomach acidity and is believed to help stabilize blood sugar and is therefore used to relieve diabetic symptoms
- neem purifies the blood and relieves infections
- neem has been used for many years to heal malaria
- neem is also a spermicide and
- neem is a pesticide.
How Neem Treats AIDS
There has been anecdotal evidence that neem treats AIDS for some time. However, for some reason, the possibility of using it to treat AIDS never caught on. It is strange that it did not since neem is an extremely inexpensive herb to buy. Not only can it treat AIDS, but its many properties give so many other health benefits as well.
Professor Arora investigated the claims about neem and AIDS and found two reports that showed that when AIDS patients in Nigeria and India were given neem extracts, the particles of HIV in their blood were significantly reduced.
Professor Arora’s next step was to identify what in the neem extract, which comes from neem tree seeds, was creating the significant improvement in the AIDS patients. She and her team were able to identify 20 compounds in the neem extract. When tested against the proteins which support the HIV life cycle, she discovered that most compounds found in the neem extracts successfully attacked the protein, HIV protease, which is essential for making new copies of the virus.
Neem is a complex and valuable herb which has the potential to make significant inroads into the treatment of HIV and drastically reduce the pain, suffering and expense of this dreaded disease.
Anyone can benefit from using neem. AIDS patients have an especially important reason.