Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Other names: Margosa Tree

Higly regarded tree in India for its potent medicinal properties, Neem got its distinction of Sarva Roga Nivarini ( “one that could cure all ailments and ills”) during Ancient times. Its active ingredients include gedunin and quercitin (anti-malarial), nimbin (anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic), nimbidin (antibacterial), nimbidol (anti-malarial, anti-pyretic). Due to intensive studies regarding this herbal tree, it is found out that it can greatly lower down blood sugar and blood cholesterol. Its leaf extracts and seeds extract are used as an active ingredient in the management of diabetes mellitus.

Other medicinal uses of Neem: emetic, purgative, expectorant, diaphoretic, treatment for: bronchitis, whooping cough, dysentery, diarrhea, hydrophobia, flatulence, psoriasis, eczema, acne