Azadirachta indica, also known as Neem, Nimtree, and Indian Lilac is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta.
Neem is a fast-growing tree that can reach a height of 15–20 metres (49–66 ft), rarely to 35–40 metres (115–131 ft). It is evergreen, but in severe drought it may shed most or nearly all of its leaves. The branches are wide and spreading. The fairly dense crown is roundish and may reach a diameter of 15–20 metres (49–66 ft) in old, free-standing specimens. The neem tree is very similar in appearance to its relative, the Chinaberry.
Medicinal uses of Neem
|Botanical Name||Azadirachta indica|
|Parts Used||Leaves, Neem barks and Neem Roots|
|Medicinal Usage||Leaves: Neem leaves are used to treat viral infections and influenza. Infections like chickenpox are also tackled by consuming neem leaves.
Neem barks: Neem barks are excellent mouth refreshing components that remove mouth odor and are used in toothpastes.
Neem Root: Neem roots are remarkable diuretic inhibitor and hypotensive agent.
Other Benefits: Neem is a wonderful skincare product and controls fungal infection largely. It is commonly used in cosmetics to treat acne and pimple.