The History of Natural Remedies
Nature is a treasure chest full of unique and surprising solutions for many ailments we humans encounter. In fact, many plants are the source of some of the most powerful medical treatments modern medicine has at its disposal today!
To just name a few, Salicylic Acid, a molecule present in bark of Willow Trees, has been used as a remedy for head and toothaches. After its discovery by Bayer scientists about 100 years ago, it gained fame as Aspirin.
Penicillin, a compound produced by a fungus by the same name has revolutionized treatment of bacterial infections and has saved the lives of millions of people worldwide.
This can also be said of Warfarin (Coumadin), a potent and widely used anticoagulant (blood thinner) that was originally discovered in Clover. The list goes on and on.
But there are other plants with extraordinary medicinal properties that we do not know much about, simply because they are home to regions of the world that western societies traditionally had limited access to. However, in today’s world, that is changing as information technology creates access to these hidden treasures.
The Neem Tree: Source of Natural Skin Care
One of these amazing plants is the Neem Tree. Neem Trees are native to Southeast Asia where they have been known and used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of health problems from chickenpox, diabetes, gum disease and malaria, just to name a few.
To the uninitiated, this reads like a laundry list of “everything,” but numerous research studies are putting a scientific foundation under some of these traditional uses and are moving Neem out of the shadow of folklore medicine.
To date, research labs around the world have purified over 150 different compounds from the leaves, bark, and seeds of the Neem Tree and determined some of their highly effective biological activities.
The Most Prominent Functions of Neem
- Insect repelling
This is no surprise, either! Like humans, trees are threatened by these same classes of microorganisms and need ongoing protection in order to survive. It is, therefore, easy to see that the production of such sophisticated molecules is part of the tree’s defense strategy against these bugs; the tree’s version of an “immune system.”
JustNeem Skin Care & Neem
Based on these principles, JustNeem has developed methods to gently extract these powerful biomolecules from the Neem tree and developed a line of skincare products that use Neem to support and maintain clear and healthy skin.
JustNeem products were created with aromas that will give you a holistic and sensual experience; like your body has been gently touched by a tree that truly cares! Yes, Beauty certainly does Grow on Trees!
JustNeem established a Neem orchard in the southern part of Mauritania, W. Africa where we grow our own organic Neem as we provide work and income for villagers to support their family.