Name: Melia azadirachta , Azadiracta Indica
Names: Neem, Nimba, Nimb
Indian Lilac, Bead Tree,
Holy Tree, Margosa Tree, Nim, Persian Lilac, Pride of China, Ravipriya,
This tree is found in the
Western Himalayas of India, and in Iran. It is cultivated in other parts of
India and the tropical regions of the world such as Indonesia, Australia,
and West Africa. It is considered to be a vary valuable herb in
Ayurvedic medicine and for a variety of folk applications.
Root bark - antiperiodic,
Bark of tree - astringent, antiperiodic, antiviral, bitter, tonic, vermifuge
Leaves - antiviral,
Flowers-stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Fruit - anthelmintic, purgative, emollient
Oil extracted from the nut- antiseptic, insecticide,
blood - purifies and detoxifies
This herb is used in
inflammatory and febrile diseases. It is also used for worm infestation.
It is used for a variety of conditions in Ayurvedic Medicine, singly, and
Infusion, decoction, powder, medicated ghee, or oil
No information about the safety of this herb is available. Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination with others to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.
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