- Melia Supreme (Azadiracta indica, or neem) has been used in India for over 2500 years. The word neem comes from Sanskrit and means “the healer and illness reliever”. It is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial that has shown effectiveness in studies against viruses, parasites, bacteria (both gram-negative and gram-positive) and fungi.
- Neem also has hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, and contains catechin and quercetin, which are anti-histamininic. In Japan, neem is used for cancer treatment, and it is also used in Asia for malaria and vitiligo. It has also been used for anxiety, for hypercholesterolaemia protocol and to regulate blood sugar.
- Neem should not be used when pregnant or breastfeeding.