What are Neem Leaves?

NeemNeem leaf, also known as neem plant leaves, is an essential ingredient in many Ayurveda medicines. Neem leaves are known to contain nimbin, nimbinen, nimbolide, nimandial, ninbinene and other beneficial compounds that have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents. Gedunin and nimbidol found in the leaves of neem are powerful antifungal agents that destroy fungi which cause athlete foot, ringworm and nail fungus. Neem leaves are herbal remedy which stimulates the immune system, improves liver functionality, detoxifies the blood and promotes a healthy respiratory and digestive system. It is famous as a malaria treatment and works for diabetes well. Neem leaves are natural home remedy and enhance biological functions by strengthening the immune system. Medicinal uses of neem leaves (herbal remedy ) are :

  • Viral disease
  • Cardiac care
  • Fungal disease
  • Malaria
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Poison cure
  • Skin care
  • Acne cure
  • Eczema cure
  • Skin toning
  • Scalp and hair issues
  • Injury healing
  • Eye wash
  • To treat sore throat and tired foot
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Pain reliever
  • Fever
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Neem is the best natural medicine available which can take care of things from skin disorders to health problems. Leaves mainly yield quercetin (flavonoid) and nimbosterol (β- sitosterol) as well as number of liminoids (nimbin and its derivatives). Quercetin (a polyphenolic flavonoid) is known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. This may perhaps account for the curative properties of leaves for sores and scabies. Limonoids like nimocinolide and isonimocinolide affect fecundity in house flies (Musca domestica) at a dose ranging between 100 and 500 ppm. They also show mutagenic properties in mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) producing intermediates. Fresh matured leaves yield an odorous viscous essential oil, which exhibits antifungal activity against fungi (Trichophyton mentagrophytes) in vitro. White crystalline flakes obtained from petroleum ether extract of leaves consisting of a mixture of C 14, C 24, C 31 alkanes were found to exceed or equal the lavicidal activity of pyrethrum extract. The principal constituents of neem leaves include protein (7.1%), carbohydrates (22.9%), minerals, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, carotene etc. But they also contain glutamic acid, tyrosine, aspartic acid, alanine, praline, glutamine and cystine like amino acids, and several fatty acids (dodecanoic, tetradecanoic, elcosanic, etc.). Neem leaf is an important ingredient used in a number of herbal products, right from skin care to hair care, from oral care to herbal cosmetics. Leaves are used in ayurvedic medicines for various puposes (mentioned above). Neem leaves extract is used by planet ayurveda for making various medical preparations which are used to cure different diseases. Neem leaves are itself a home remedy and can be used but the extract form available at planet ayurveda is much more beneficial.