August 18, 2017

Neem Bark

NEEM – The village pharmacy
Could Neem Bark replace proton pump inhibitors?

Neem Bark Powder

An estimated 15 million people have taken proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) found in OTC and prescription drugs like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. They’re very effective but have been known to cause osteoporosis and bone fractures, infections and heart attacks.
A new study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association looks at patients who use PPIs and discovered a significantly increased risk of chronic kidney disease as well.

So what does that have to do with Neem? Turns out one of the few human trials using Neem looked at the impact of Neem bark on gastric secretions. Published in 2004 by the peer-reviewed Life Sciences Journal,s, researchers at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology treated a group of patients with 30 milligrams of Neem bark twice a day.

The results were impressive, including a 77% decrease in gastric acid secretion. The volume of gastric secretion and, its pepsin activity also decreased by 63% and 50% respectively. Neem bark also “almost completely” healed the duodenal ulcers as monitored by barium X-rays or endoscopies in just 10 weeks.

The totally unscientific anecdotal reports we’ve received echo those documented results. People who started taking Neem bark were able to significantly cut back on the drugs when they took it regularly.

Perhaps more impressive are reports from customers who are caregivers for elderly parents who began using Neem for issues totally unrelated to stomach acidity. “My mother can eat tomatoes again”, according to one customer. Another reported that her grandfather can enjoy orange juice once more. We regularly hear from people who say their long-term “tummy troubles” are minimized or gone.
Until recently (last week, as a matter of fact), people who wanted to take Neem bark had to resort to raw tea or extract. We sell Neem Bark Powder in a tub; you can add it to your cereal or other foods.