herbs » Azadirachta indica
A | B | C | E | F | G | H | J | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W| Z



Azadirachta indica

Latin Names: Azadirachta indica / Melia azadirachta
English Name: Neem
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Nimba


Azadirachta indica is a large, evergreen tree. Its principle constituents are nimbin, nimbinin and nimbidin. All parts of the plant yield b-sitosterol.
Neem extracts possess anti-diabetic, antibacterial and anti-viral properties. The tree stem, root and bark possess astringent, tonic and anti-periodic properties. The bark is beneficial in malarial fever and useful in cutaneous diseases.

It is used for external applications in skin diseases. It possesses antidandruff, antibacterial, anti viral and fungicidal properties.