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Medicinal Use of Neem
Introduction of Neem
Tall ever green tree
 Native to South Asia
 Nim, Nimmi, Vepa, Tamarkha
 Azadiracta Indica
 Melia Azadirachta
 Mittha or sweet Neem
 Karwa or bitter Neem
 English name is Margosa
 Sanskrit, it is called Nimba
Neem Fruit and Neem Seed
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The fruit is small,
yellow, and ovalshaped
Neem oil is made
from the seed of
this fruit
Neem seed oil has
been clinically
tested as an
external
Contraceptive
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Neem seed oil,
antiseptic, and
insecticide
Protect the bark of
other trees from
termites
It is injected into
red cedar seedling,
found in North
Queensland,
Australia, to protect
it against moths
Pesticides
Cosmetics
Neem fruit and seed
Neem Bark and Neem leaves
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The bark, and a
resin, that it
contains, is burnt to
clean air and keep it
free from insects.
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A mixture, made
from steaming
ground Neem bark
acts as a boost, and
is useful in irregular
fever, loss of
appetite
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Neem leaves should
be taken in the
early morning, in an
empty stomach
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Tender new leaves
Datoon (Tooth Brush) and Tree
Marriage
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The villagers in India use the thinner
branches of the bitter Neem as a toothbrush
Datoon , meaning ‘Tooth’
Keeps the teeth dirt free and the gums fit
and germ-free due to limonoids
Chewing cures Pyorrhea
In some places in India, before a girl’s
marriage, a ritual is performed involving the
Neem tree.
The Neem represents the girl and it is
married to the Banyan tree, which is the
representation of her husband
Neem and religious value
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In Orissa, the Neem tree is especially wellregarded and not cut for anything but
sacred purposes
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The statues of Lord Jagannath (Krishna),
Balarama (Krishna’s elder brother), and
Subhadra (Krishna’s younger sister) carved
from the stem of Neem trees
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The statues are taken through the streets,
twice a year, during religious ceremonies
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Bark:
Curative of fever
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Flower:
Elimination of
intestine worms
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Fruit:
Diabetes, leprosy,
eye problem
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Twig:
Asthma, cough
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Gum:
Scabies, wounds,
skin diseases,
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Seed:
Intestine worms,
leprosy
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Oil:
Intestine worms,
skin diseases
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Root:
Refrigerant, diuretic
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Ears:
Reduce hearing problems. If a bug
comes in your ear it can be killed by
putting few drops of neem juice in
ears
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Treatment of fever and malaria:
inhibits the development of virus and
helps to stimulate the liver
Treatment from several diseases
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Jaundice and
hepatitis
Cancer
Blood Disorders
Heart Disease
Diabetes
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Dental Care
Eczema
Coughing
Acne
Birth Control
Arthritis
Side Effects of Neem
Liver damage
 Jaundice
 Difficulty in breathing
 Destruction of RBC’s
 Rash, swelling, itching and wheezing
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Neem is highly toxic to children
Anemia
 Unconsciousness
 High amount of WBC’s
 Coma
 Brain swelling
 Death
 Diarrhea
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Economic Importance of Neem
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Researchers have given it a name of
wonder plant
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Largest production of neem tree is in
India
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Each neem tree has the capability of
producing 50kg of fruit every year
Commercial Uses
Neem is commercially being used for
large scale production of
Cosmetics- Neem soap and shampoos
 Increases soil fertility
 Pesticides 1% neem oil kerosene
lamp keep away mosquitoes
 Neem oil prevents hair falls
 Snake bites
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Special Precautions and warnings
Avoid using neem over children may
cause sudden death by over dose
 Neem bark or neem oil fatal for
pregnant women’s lead to
miscarriage
 Neem may cause the immune system
to become more active and there is a
high possibility of auto immune
diseases. To avoid from this
condition, stop using neem
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