Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica
Tamil Name: வேப்பம்பூ – Veppampoo
Malayalam Name: ആര്യവേപ്പ് പട്ട – aryavepp patta
Hindi Name: नीम फूल – neem phool
Telugu Name: వెపా పువ్వు – Vepā puvvu
The evergreen NEEM tree (Azadirachta indica) is inherent in India, and it also found in other southeast countries. As of the neem tree has healing functionality, people love to call the neem as “the village pharmacy”. It is also called ‘arista’ in Sanskrit, which means ‘perfect, complete and imperishable’.The Sanskrit name for neem is ‘nimba’ which means ‘to give good health.’
Neem has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years due to its excellent medicinal properties.
- Each element of the neem tree, such as seeds, bark, and leaves contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antifungal uses. Some of the essential benefits of various parts of the neem tree are:
- Neem leaf acts as a medicine for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems.
- Neem flower acts as an antiseptic that can cleanse your system and prevent to cure skin impurities when applied on the skin.
- Neem flower oil and extracts are used in aromatherapy treatment.
- Using neem flower can prepare a variety of cosmetics, including massage oils, creams, and astringents.
- Neem flowers are mainly used for improving digestive health and are used in Indian cooking.