Uses of Azadirachta Indica(Neem)

Parts used

Every part of the plants is used – From roofs to flower.

Oil from fruit and leaves is a local stimulant, insecticide and antiseptic. Flowers are also stimulant.

A decoction of the bark with the addition of a little black pepper and chiretta is a popular remedy used for fever. Oil of neem is used for leprosy eczema and is also used for other skin diseases like ringworm, scabies etc.

Dry seeds possess the same properties as the oil when bruised and mixed with water or some other fluid and applied to itch. Powdered Kernel is used for washing the hair to expel lice.

Leaves eaten daily act as prophylactic to scorpion sting and snake poison. Leaves prevent the ravages of white ants. Paste of the leaves is used externally in case of small pox, leaves are also spread on the bed of small-pox patient.

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