Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Azadirachta indica



Botanical name : Azadirachta indica A.Juss.
Family : Meliaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Nimba, Arista, Hinguniryasa, Manda, Tiktaka

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
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.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
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.

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