Intestinal Worms: Take ten tolas of fresh bark and cook in a ser of water till the quantity of the latter becomes reduced to one-fourth. Administer a large spoonful of it to children for about twenty to twenty one days, morning and evening. The intestinal worms will get completely destroyed thereby and the distresses born out of this infection such as fever, anaemia, weakness and anorexia or tastelessness disappear.
1. In jata satvakusltta (decadent leprosy).
Drinking of a decoction of the panchanga of neem is beneficial in curing decadent leprosy.
In kushta (skin diseases in general, and leprosy in particular):Taking both with the powder or decoction of the panchanga, the five parts of the tree (leaf, root, bark, flower and seed) will remove leprosy. A similar effect will ensue either by external application or oral consumption of them in suitable forms.
In the background of the extensive references to the medical efficacy of both nimba and mahanimba, a sample of which has been presented above, it will be of great interest to have a look at the specific references and the opinions about this pair of the famous plants of India by the great authors of Ayurvedic Classics. These generally confirm the current reputation and actual use of these plants and often add surprisingly fresher Informations still.
A selected list of such ideas is given in here for both the plants and in terms of individual authors.
In khalitya and polity a (badness and grey hairs).
Take the oil of neem as a nasal for a month. Sustain yourself only on the meals of milk and be celibate throughout this period.
1. In vatarakta (acute gout or rheumatism attributed to the aggravation of vata and blood).
A decoction is to be prepared from the leaves of patola (snake gourd—Trichosanthes anguina Linn.) and neem and this is to be given to the patient along with honey. This decoction digests out the vitiation and is a mitigative.
1. In kaphaja hridroga (heart disease due to aggravations in kapha).
Inducing vomiting by giving the freshly extracted juice (swarasa) of neem and bandal (luffa echinata Roxb.) will be beneficial in this condition.
1. In udarda kothadi (in kotha, a kind of ‘leprosy’ with large round spots, ringworm,impetigo and the like).
1. For comfortable delivery.
Tieing the tender root of neem tree at the loins of the woman about to deliver will render the delivery trouble free.
2. In treating wounds, emesis (excess of vomiting) and kushta.
1. In kushta.
Taking the water in which the powder of one hundred leaves of neem is mixed daily and doing so for a total duration of six month will destroy even extreme cases of decadent leprosy (galita kushta) viz advanced and incurable leprosy in which fingers and toes have started falling of.