My own experience with Neem has been nothing short of miraculous. Growing up in the northern part of Germany “country style” I quickly developed a love for the bounty of Mother Nature, especially berries, flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits. One of my favorite herbs was the “stinking rose” garlic, which I considered a wonder herb. And also pure elderberry juice with honey and lemon juice, heated-up for bringing down fever, enhancing the healing power of the body by boosting the immune system.
At a young age of seventeen after finishing middle school, I moved away from my family home in a small farm village to start an apprenticeship in sales and marketing. My new home was in a big city situated in a heavy industrial commercial area with huge steel mills and mining corporations. Due to the stress of being by myself and completely different diet and lifestyle in an environment of widespread heavy pollutions, stress and high level of noise I soon developed severe psoriasis on my scalp and elbows. At times my psoriasis was flaring-up to a point when I even had difficulties combing my dark black hair due to very thick buildup on my scalp and elbows.
I received ongoing treatments from allopathic doctors in Germany and later in Canada who did not have a clue what the cause of the problem was, and all these costly treatments which I had to pay out of my own pocket, were totally unsuccessful. After 40 years living with this skin problem I finally gave up and was told by the doctors that they would be unable to do anymore for me and that I had to live with it for the rest of my live! What a prognosis!
Then, sheer by accident in January 1994, I had the good fortune of tuning into the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Toronto, Ontario television series “The Nature of Things” with Dr. David Suzuki, which featured a program “What’s in a Neem?” describing the miraculous healing power of the Neem tree from India inclusive for chronic skin diseases!
This was the impetus to my healing, as I began with the help and training of a professional chemist, to develop a Neem tree cream without harmful toxic chemical ingredients, using Neem extract from the leaves of the tree. The extract was supplied from a company in France since no manufacturer of ingredients for the personal care industry in North America had any knowledge about the Neem tree and was therefore unable to supply such an extract for me, absolutely amazing!
For almost nine weeks my wife and partner of 30 years (now 53 years!) massaged the cream onto my scalp, and finally by the end of the tenth week my scalp was totally clear of the conditions from which I had suffered for so long! For me a miracle happened!
In the meantime I added also cold pressed Neem oil derived from the kernels of the seed/fruit of the tree which has different healing properties than the extract from the leaves. As a result these two ingredients work with the rest of the medicinal and non-medicinal ingredients synergistic together as a unit and therefore the healing of the cream became powerful and effective.
By using the Neem oil on both of my elbows the psoriasis disappeared within merely three weeks and now I have to use only one drop of Neem oil per elbow each week to prevent recurring of the psoriasis. Unfortunately, I forgot to take picture “before” and “after!” I accepted these results as a miracle and launched my passion for Ayurveda (the oldest and most successful herbal botanical medical system in the world with a history of over 5000 years!!) Neem herbal products introducing them in early 1994 to holistic practitioners in traditional medicine as one of the first companies the Canadian market. In the meantime our 100% Canadian owned and operated family business in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada developed additional herbal Neem personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, oil blend, tincture and toothpastes.
It is estimated that 125 million people world wide are suffering from psoriasis alone, other major skin diseases are acne, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, rosacea, shingles, ringworm, hives just to name a few where Neem could be the answer.
Being all my business career of 62 years in Europe and North America involved education, selling, marketing and promotion it is my passion to share my experience and information about the healing power and benefits of the Neem tree with everybody. To this day I remain free of psoriasis but have to use the shampoo, oil, soap on my scalp, the cream topically and use also the tincture internally which enhances the effectiveness and preventing future flair-up of psoriasis.
This simple treatment is not a cure, but it alleviates the problem to a great extent so each person can be in charge of their own body and health… the natural way!
Of all the plants that have provided proof to us of their healing power throughout the ages, few have offered as much value and versatility as the genuine, unique Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) from India. This miraculous herb is truly ancient and yet effective for a modern world, a tree for solving global problems!
In my wildest dreams I could not imagine that there was a solution for my chronic skin disease of psoriasis and for me the biggest reward is when I can put smiles on peoples faces who have not smiled for a long time due to their suffering with health problems by offering them Ayurveda herbal Neem personal care product with no harmful toxic chemical ingredients. That’s worth more than money! Long live the Neem Tree!!
Words of Wisdom
For every disease, we know Mother Nature provides a herb to heal and grow.
Klaus Ferlow, Master Herbalist (HMH) & Herbal Advocate, (HA), author, innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, founder of FERLOW BOTANICALS, Vancouver, B.C. and NEEM RESEARCH, Mission, B.C., member of the Health Action Network Society, Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC., National Health Federation, International Herb Association, Plant Savers, Neem Foundation, Mumbai, India, co-author of the book “7 Steps to Dental Health.”, author of the book “Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity,” www.neemresearch.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information is offered for its educational value and should not be used in the diagnoses, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease, please contact your health care provider.