Benefits of Neem

Neem thrives as a large tree in well-drained soil all over India at altitudes up to 1000m. It is widely used in treating skin and digestive ailments.

Benefits of Neem: Fever, cough, diabetes, jaundice, obesity, malaria, skin diseases, liver diseases, ulcers, bronchitis, arthritis, gingivitis, sores, boils, measles, acne, indigestion, tumors, worms, nausea, loss of appetite.

Action: Astringent, antiperiodic, purgative, emollient, anthelmintic, discutient, emmenagogue, antiviral, disinfectant.

Scientific name: Azadirachta indica

Useful part: All.

Dosage: 0.5–5g per day or 3–15ml per day

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Bitter

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry

Dosa effect: PK−, V+

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood, fat,reproductive

Srotas (channel): Digestive, circulatory,respiratory,urinary,reproductive.

Description: It is an evergreen tree attaining 20m height and 2.5m girth. .The bark is thick, dark-gray. Flowers are white or pale yellow.. Leaves are imparipinnately compound, exstipulate, alternate and 20-38cm long. Fruit is one seeded drupe with woody endocarp.

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Nimba, Nimbaka, Arishta, Arishtaphala, Pichumarda, Pichumanda, Pichumandaka, Tiktaka, Sutiktak, Paaribhadra.

English: Neem

Hindi, Bengali: Nim, Nim

Malayalam: Aryaveppu

Telugu: Vepa

Oriya: Nimba

Tamil: Vembu, Veppu

Punjabi: Bakam,Bukhain

Gujarathi: Limba

Kannada: Bevu

Marathi: Limbu

Botanical classification

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Sapindales

Family: Meliaceae

Genus: Azadirachta

Species: Azadirachta indica.