Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Botanical name : Azadirachta indica A.Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Nimba, Arista, Hinguniryasa, Manda, Tiktaka
Rasa : Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Neem tree, Margosa tree.
Hindi : Neem, Nimb
Malayalam : Veppu, Aryaveppu
Distribution – Throughout India growing deciduous forests also cultivated along road sides, and farm boundaries.
A moderate to large sized tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves imparipinnately compound, leaflets opposite, serrate and acuminate; flowers yellowish white, found in axillary panicles. Fruits elliptical one seeded drupes yellowish when ripe.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, skin diseases, eczema, fever, wound, ulcer, burning sensation, tumor, worms, cough, diabetes, inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Flowers, Seed, Oil.