Neem mother tincture: preparation, properties, benefits and use

The mother tincture of neem,used against infections, is also excellent against psoriasis, acne and gingivitis. Let’s find out more.

Facts of neem mother tincture

The neem tree has been classified as a tree of the 21st century, for its excellent properties. Known and used for millennia in India, the seeds, bark and leaves contain substances with anti-pyretic, anti-viral, fungicidal, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties.

Much better known neem oil than tincture, it has always been used by local populations to treat intestinal parasites, stomach ulcers, malaria and other kidney and bladder-related diseases.

Used both internally and externally, the mother tincture of neem, which makes all the properties of the plant its own, is also used for the treatment of hematomas, forms of arthritis and joint pain, hemorrhoids, eczema, skin rushes, psoriasis, enlarged glands, herpes, insect bites and bites and acne.
It contains fatty acids and vitamin E that the skin absorbs easily.

Its antiseptic properties are expressed thanks to the presence of the active component called azadirachtin,limonoid with a repellent action; we also find salicylic acid.

Description of the plant

The plant is native to Asia, where it is called nīm, belonging to the Meliaceaefamily, native specifically to India and Burma.

As seen, it has numerous medicinal properties so much so that in India they call it “the village pharmacy”.

For centuries Indians have resorted to this plant to treat pain, fever and infections; to clean the teeth, for the treatment of skin disorders and, in the form of an infusion, as a tonic for the body. In the seeds there is the greatest variety and concentration of substances with medicinal effects, although they are present in other parts of the tree, such as leaves (used for mother tincture), bark, wood, roots, fruit pulp, flowers.

How to prepare the mother tincture of neem

The mother tincture of neem is a hydroalcoholic preparation obtained by cold maceration in hydroalcoholic solvent of the leaves.


The mother tincture of neem therefore cures internal and external ailments; it is excellent for treating psoriasis, moisturizes and protects the skin, heals injuries and irritations, is used for warts, fungi, athlete’s foot, dandruff, diaper rashes; to do vagienal washes, treat hemorrhoids, vagienitis and related pathologies. The mother tincture of neem is also great for teeth care and to appease gingivitis.

A few drops of the mother tincture in honey are very effective for intestinal worms and for those that cause gastric problems, it also helps the body to fight infections of various origins.

Internal use typically involves diluting 6-12 drops of mother tincture in juice or water, three times a day or, depending on the case, after medical or specialist consultation. It should be stored in a cool, dry place, outside the reach of children. You have to be very careful with the internal use of this tincture because it has a particularly strong action.

The external use of the oil or mother tincture is to be ascribed to individual cases, so it is applied both pure and diluted in other basic vegetable oil (such as sweet almond oil, to perform massages, for example).

Among the contraindications, there are: established allergy to its components; it is not always prescribable to children, nor to people who suffer from certain types of arthritis, as it can get worse. Not suitable for pregnant and lactating women. Some studies and research have shown that it can interfere with lithium, commonly used for those suffering from pathologies and mental disorders (schizophrenia, bipolarity). Neem also delays blood clotting and can counteract high blood pressure.

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