Herbal monographs are an effective way to present information on an individual herb, however please be aware that these are for information and eduction purposes only. We always advise seeing a professional medical herbalist if you are taking medication, pregnant or are suffering from a medical complaint.Name:
Azadirachta indica (Meliacae) Neem Parts Used:
leaf, seeds, bark, twigs, roots
India, common in Asia and AfricaTrad Use:
The twigs were used as a natural toothbrush. Swollen gums.Mod Use:
Anti-inflammatory, alterative, antipyretic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, bitter.Pharmacy:
Infusion: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful of the leaf into a cup of boiling water, infused for 5 to 10 minutes. Applied topically, used as a mouthwash or taken internally.
Oil: Applied topically to the skin or scalp, may be used in a cream or diluted in another oil.Indications:
Skin: inflammatory skin conditions; eczema, psoriasis, acne. Infections; ringworm, lice.
Mouth: toothache, gingivitis.
Digestion: intestinal inflammation, some parasitic infections.Misc: Constituents:
Alkaloids: nimbin, nimbidin,
GlycosidesActions: Contraindications: Not recommended if preganant or breastfeeding, Seed oil not for internal use.