Latin Names: Azadirachta indica / Melia azadirachta
English Name: Neem
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Nimba
It is used for external applications in skin diseases. It possesses antidandruff, antibacterial, anti viral and fungicidal properties.
Azadirachta indica is a large, evergreen tree. Its principle constituents are nimbin, nimbinin and nimbidin. All parts of the plant yield b-sitosterol.
Neem extracts possess anti-diabetic, antibacterial and anti-viral properties. The tree stem, root and bark possess astringent, tonic and anti-periodic properties. The bark is beneficial in malarial fever and useful in cutaneous diseases.