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Neem For Diabetes

Neem, also known as margosa, with its bitter properties, has been widely used in ayurvedic and herbal medicine for treating and curing a number of disorders including diabetes. The seeds and leaf extracts of the neem tree are active ingredients in the treatment of diabetes. Experts believe that neem is a popular remedy for diabetic patients because not only does it help treat the condition, but it also has no serious side effects.

Herbalists and practitioners of alternative medicine recommend using neem for diabetes treatment, as this vital herb helps in naturally managing the blood glucose levels in diabetes patients. Many diabetes patients also experience problems with their blood circulation and neem helps correct this problem as well.
The two main ways of consuming neem to cure diabetes are as under:
  • You can take a tablespoon of fresh neem leaf juice every morning on an empty stomach for at least three consecutive months.
  • You can powder or directly chew the leaves every morning for the same period.

Not only is it beneficial to use neem for diabetes control, it is also good for fighting bacterial and fungal infections, maintaining oral hygiene and dental health and treating malaria.

Margosa Leaves For Diabetes

The use of neem leaves for diabetic patients is well known since centuries. Studies and research show that neem leaf extracts have a high efficacy in treating this condition naturally. This is the main reason why the manufacture and export of neem extract tablets is rapidly increasing worldwide. They help lower the need for additional hypo-glycemic medications. Tablets made from neem leaf extracts are also an effective dietary supplement for preventing diabetes, especially in those who have a family history of this disease. Get to know about the health benefits of margosa


All parts of the neem tree including the bark, leaves, fruits, seeds, and roots have curative properties that help in treating diabetes and various other health issues. Neem oil is extracted from the seeds and leaves of the neem tree and has powerful antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties. Although neem is a popular natural treatment for diabetes, medical experts are yet to ascertain the effectiveness and safety of neem oil for diabetes treatment. Neem oil is toxic in high doses and therefore it is always better to consult your diabetologist before using neem oil for diabetes treatment at home. More on diet for diabetes patient


Most herbalists claim that neem powder is safe; however, it may have certain drug interactions and side effects. It is therefore best to consult your doctor before using neem powder for diabetes treatment and control. Herbalists recommend regular intake of neem powder for people suffering from diabetes, as well as for people who have a family history of diabetes. The two main ways of using neem powder for diabetes treatment are:

  • Eating a spoonful of neem powder directly both in the morning and evening
  • Adding a teaspoon of neem powder to a glass of water and drinking this first thing in the morning as well as in the evening, preferably before dinner.

It is a well-known fact that wound healing is a slower process in diabetics as compared to normal healthy individuals. You can, therefore even use neem powder orally or topically for the faster healing of wounds in diabetes patients.


Neem tea is prepared by simply boiling a few neem leaves in water and drinking.  Neem tea for diabetes is an age-old remedy for treating this disease naturally. Neem tea is both a tonic as well as a revitalizer, which if consumed regularly, reduces insulin requirements by 50% in diabetes patients. Furthermore, neem tea also helps boost energy in diabetics and lowers the risk of other diabetes related problems like kidney failure, excessive urination, vision problems, and various other infections.


Experts often prescribe neem capsules for diabetic patients in insulin dependent as well as non-insulin dependent cases. A large number of pharmaceutical companies are therefore increasing their production of neem capsules to meet growing customer requirements. These neem capsules contain liquid extracts from neem leaves in varying quantities. Apart from helping in the treatment of diabetes, these neem capsules also act as blood purifiers thereby treating and preventing a number of skin related disorders and diseases.


Herbalists generally recommend a 5 ml dose of neem juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. However, since there is no proven effective or safe neem dosage for diabetes, it is best to seek your doctor’s advice regarding possible side effects and drug interactions.

Submitted on January 16, 2014