Neem in the News — Just in Time for Holiday Parties
This isn’t brand-new news, but Google doesn’t always notify me on when some articles are published. I looking for something else when I found these two and thought they were exactly what we needed this month!
The first article, published in National Product Communications in 2014 by a team of researchers including scientists from Harvard and Beth Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, specifically looked at neem in terms of how it relieved arthritis pain. While hangovers also are made worse by dehydration, inflammation caused by alcohol is a primary cause of headache pain. They measured neem, boswellia, guggul and licorice, first to determine safety and then to determine their effect on inflammation caused by the alcohol.
They found that neem and licorice showed “robust anti-inflammatory responses compared with ibuprofen.” *
A series of previous studies have also shown that neem protects your liver against damage caused by multiple compounds (not alcohol specific) as well as damage caused by the active ingredient in Tylenol. *
Finally, we hope you won’t be exposed to excessive cigarette smoke during holiday parties, but neem can help there too, A report from the International Journal of Molecular Science shows the taking neem in advance “significantly attentuated the infiltration of inflammatory cells.” It also suggested that neem has the potential for use in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. *
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