Neem is tonic and astringent and promotes wound healing. Neem's traditional use is based on its detoxifying benefits that help maintain healthy circulatory, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. It is used for external applications in skin diseases. Neem extracts possess antidiabetic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Its principle constituents are nimbin, nimbinin and nimbidin. It is used as a poultice in boils, is antiseptic, demulcent, and stomachic. It is useful in snake bite, scorpion sting, hypoglycemic, in rheumatism, and as an analgesic, antipyretic, sedative, antiprotozoal, and anthelmintic. The bark is beneficial in malarial fever and useful in cutaneous diseases. One of the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic therapy. Neem is also an excellent insect repellent. Mix some in a spray bottle with water and eco-safe dish soap and spray it on your garden and fruit trees. The main chemical in Neem prevents the young larvae from maturing. Safe for most applications, but should not be taken internally without the consent of a physician.