A moderate sized to fairly large evergreen tree of
height 12-15 m, stout trunk and spreading branches,
compound and alternate leaves. Fruit is oval in shape
yellowish in color.
Flowers, leaves, bark, seeds and oil, root bark,
young fruit, gum.
Root bark and fruit are astringent, tonic and anti
Bark is bitter, tonic, astringent, anti periodic and
Fruit is emollient, purgative and antihelmentic
Oil is local stimulant, insecticide and antiseptic.
Leaves are antihelmentic
Flowers are stimulant, tonic and stomachic
Gum is stimulant and demulcent
Neem also possess anti spirochaetal and emmanogogue
Actions and uses in ayurveda
Jvara, aamsotha, vrana, kustha, prameha, netraroga,
krimiroga, visaroga, aruci, vranam, chardi.
The bark exudes a clean bright amber colored gum
which is collected in small trees or fragments. It
contains a bitter alkaloid named margosine in
long white needles. Leaves contain a small bitter
substance of same chemical character but much more
soluble in water. Seeds contain 10-30% of a yellow
bitter fixed oil which is extracted by boiling. The oil
is deep yellow in color and contains free and volatile
fatty acids. The volatile fatty acids contain stearic
and oleic acid with a small amount of lauric acid.
The sap contains glucose, sucrose, gums and coloring
matter, proteids and ashes, containing potassium, iron,
aluminium, caslcium and carbon dioxide.
Properties and action
Rasa: tikta, kashaya
Karma: vatala, pittanashak, grahi
Preparations: powder and decoction
Therapeutic classification index
Neem as an antioxidant
Campo Alpha Lipoic Acid is derived from Neem Leaves
(Azadrichta indica), by in-vacuum fractionation of the
amphillic components of the photosynthethic processes of
the Neem leaves.A newly recognized, natural, co-vitamin
and anti-oxidant nutrient. Alpha Lipoic acid has been
called an "ideal antioxidant" by prominent
scientists, and it has multiple applications which
1) an adjunct to medical therapy,
2) lowering risk factors in preventive medicine,
3) life-extension and general health,
4) sports and physical training; and as
5) as an topical anti-oxidant
Dose: powder 1-3 gms
Capsule Neem Chhal contains pure and concentrated
Dosage: one capsule twice a day.
Package 60 capsules
- Prof P.V Sharma, Dravya Guna Vigyana, Vol II, pg
- Dr.KM Nadkarni, The Indian Materia Medica, Vol.I,
- The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Of India, Part I,
Vol.II, pg 124-125