Neem Bark Powder

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Neem Bark Powder

Neem bark powder is probably a better immune system booster and analgesic than the leaf -- and ongoing studies show that it's better for all kinds of tummy troubles. We  put about a teaspoon in our coffee for a fresh "New Orleans" chicory taste. It's not quite as bitter as the leaf so it can be sprinkled on dog food for the same benefits, learn more at our Neem for Pets page.  

How to brew the perfect cup of neem tea

There are probably as many ways to brew neem tea as there are countries where it’s known as the “healer of all ailments.” The easiest way to brew a single cup of tea is to fill a cup with very hot water, add five neem leaflets and allow to cool. (The “K-cup” coffee makers are perfect for this tea, just remove the K-cup before brewing.)

Add your favorite sweetener, but there’s no reason to strain the tea because the heavy whole leaf will remain in the bottom of the cup.

For larger quantities, it’s easiest to use an automatic drip coffee maker. Clean the basket well to minimize any coffee taste in your neem tea, then fill the water receptacle. Put a handful of neem leaves in the coffee pot – not the basket – and turn on the machine. Allow to heat for about five minutes, then serve.

If you expect to use the tea over a period of time, refrigerate to keep it tasting fresh.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most people are more likely to enjoy the taste of a weaker neem tea rather than a strong one. Over-cooking or increasing the amount of neem leaf makes the tea much more bitter.

Here’s a handy chart that covers these directions as well as other options for making neem tea:

Type of Neem

Directions

Fresh neem leaf

Place five neem leaflets in a cup of water, allow to cool, then sweeten to taste

Dry neem leaf

Same as above, taste may be stronger but you can add more water or use less leaf the next time you brew tea

Tea-cut neem leaf

Use a heaping ¼ teaspoon per cup of water

Neem leaf powder

Use a scant ¼ teaspoon per cup of water. Allow to cool

Neem bark powder

Use a scant ¼ teaspoon per cup of water or add a tablespoon to the coffee in your automatic drip coffee maker for a New Orleans-style hickory taste.

Neem leaf tea with peppermint

Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon in a cup of very hot water, allow to cool and then sweeten to taste.

Neem bark powder with cinnamon

Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon in a cup of very hot water, allow to cool and then sweeten to taste.

Supercritical neem drops

Add three to five drops of supercritical neem extract (we like the bark and peppermint version) to a cup of very hot water, stir well and sweeten to taste.


How ever you chose to make neem tea, remember that your plants will enjoy the “dregs.” Rather than throwing away the neem when you’ve finished making your tea, simply pour it on the soil of your least-happy houseplant. Neem becomes a systemic pesticide that is taken up by the roots and boosts the plants’s immunity.

 

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Great product! I make a neem infusion - 1 heaping Tbsp in a pint jar, add boiling water, stir, close the lid and let sit overnight. The next morning I strain 1/4 of the liquid into a cup and add water and drink it. So this is good for 4 days. Neem infusion was on advice of my guru who said it should be drank daily on an empty stomach. Although the advice is to boil it for 15-min then drink, I find this easier way creates an infusion that is just as bitter. I enjoy the bitterness. I even used the powder once on a mosquito bite and it took the itch right out!
 

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I've been adding this to my dogs food and I have noticed quite an improvement to their coat and skin. I have one dog that is especially sensitive to flea bites. It's a constant battle with him. Once I started adding this to his food his skin really cleared up. He still gets itchy, but I find it less severe and he doesn't have the big red spots on his legs from constantly gnawing on them anymore. I suggest trying it if your dog has skin problems. Give it at least 1-2 weeks to start noticing a difference. You may also have to add something tasty to their food at first b/c it does change the taste, but once they got used to it they don't seem to mind it anymore.

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