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Beat the Demons Out (standard:Satire, 507 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Jun 01 2012Views/Reads: 3166/1212Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Neem tree from flowers to roots are considered herbal, but the limbs of Neem tree are used as weapons to drive the demons out by witch doctors.

Beat the Demons Out 

Subba Rao 

“Neem tree is truly herbal, from inside out and tip to toe; the 

twigs are used as tooth brushes oozing bitter antibacterial juice while 

chewing better than tooth paste; the dry leaves makes good herbal tea 

to treat from malaria to all kinds of blood diseases; the bitter seeds 

yield Neem oil used for all kinds of ailments and more importantly as 

an insecticide in organic farming to keep the pests away, the flowers 

are refreshingly bitter in salads, the roots and bark even from a dead 

Neem tree is of some medicinal value, if you can find somebody to buy; 

but all these benefits of Neem tree pale before its real value as a 

tool in the hand of witch doctors to beat the demons out of people,” 

Juggernaut concluded. 

“Physically beat the demons?” Dan looked surprised. 

“Not the demons, the people possessed with the demons.” 


“Tender branches of Neem tree are used to whip the person 

believed to be possessed by the demons until the demons weep and cry 

loud through the host voice begging the doctor to stop beating and 

leave the host in a hurry.” 

“Why Neem tree braches? Can't they use branches of say Mango or 


“The branches of Neem tree have plentiful soft thin leaves 

looks more like pom-poms and emits strong characteristic aroma of Neem 

that drives the demons crazy along with the verbal abuse from the witch 

doctor with each lash.” 

“Verbal abuse?” 

“Yes, verbal abuse, it was not only the physical impact of the 

lashes on the person that drives the demons away since the Neem limb 

lashes land softly on the person without causing any injury to the 

person possessed; the witch doctor uses derogatory and insulting 

language as a psychological warfare to demean the demons with each lash 

to drive the demons out. When the weeping and wailing stops, then the 

doctor knows that the demons left the host person for good.” 

“Have you experienced any treatment of that sort to get rid of 

demons in your head Juggernaut?” asked Dan. 

“The only experience I came close to Neem tree was sipping 

sweet, sour and bitter concoction served during New Year celebrations 

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