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Herb Information
Name: Neem
Biological Name: Melia azadirachta , Azadiracta Indica

Meliaceae, Azedarach

Other Names: Neem, Nimba, Nimb

Indian Lilac, Bead Tree, Holy Tree, Margosa Tree, Nim, Persian Lilac, Pride of China, Ravipriya, Veppu

Description:

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.

Parts Used: All
Medicinal Properties

Action 

Root bark - antiperiodic, astringent, tonic

Bark of tree - astringent, antiperiodic, antiviral, bitter, tonic, vermifuge

Leaves - antiviral, discutient, emrnenagogue

Flowers-stimulant, stomachic, tonic

Fruit - anthelmintic, purgative, emollient

Juice- anthelmintic

Oil extracted from the nut- antiseptic, insecticide, local stimulant

Uses:

arthritis
blood - purifies and detoxifies
bronchitis
cough
diabetes
drowsiness
eczema
fever
jaundice
leukorrhea
malaria
nausea
obesity
parasites
rheumatism
skin diseases
syphilis
thirst
tumors
vomiting
worms

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 in combination.

Dosage: Infusion, decoction, powder, medicated ghee, or oil
Safety:

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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