Azadirachta indica (Neem) is a 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 bioactive constituents include azadirachtin (antimalarial), gedunin (anti-malarial, antifungal), nimbidin (anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, hypoglycemic, antiulcerant, antimicrobial, diuretic), nimbin (antipyretic, spermicidal), nimbolide (anti-malarial, antibacterial), gallic acid and epicatechin (immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory), sodium nimbidate (anti-inflammatory), and polysaccharides with anti-tumor, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory activities. Due to intensive studies regarding this herbal tree, it is found out that it can help 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.

Neem/Nim

Other Names: 
Margosa Tree
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antidiabetic /Antihyperglycemic
    • Antimicrobial
    • Diuretic
    • Hepatoprotective
    • Analgesic
    • Anti-arthritic
    • Antiflatulent
    • Antipsoriatic
    • Diaphoretic
    • Expectorant
    • Purgative
    • Emetic
    • Contraceptive
    • Immunostimulant
    • For treatment of eczema and acne
    • For dysentery and diarrhea
    • For whooping cough and bronchitis
    • Promotes wound healing
    • For heartburn and indigestion
    • For ulcers and gastric discomfort
    • Reduces cancer risk
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