Phytochemical profile of Azadirachta indica
-- An overview of the chemical makeup of
I.D.R's primary botanical source.
A Review: Azadirachta indica as antihyperlipidemic activity.
-- Encouraging results pointing
to potential use of neem extracts for its lipid lowering properties.
Neem (Azadirachta indica) Oils
. -- "A number of bioactive components have been extracted from neem
(Azadirachta indica) essential oil, including azadirachtin, gedunin, isomargolonone, margolone, margolonone, nimbidin, nimbin,
nimbolide, and salannin. These phytochemicals contribute to the various biological activities of neem essential oil, such as
acaricidal, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antifungal, antihyperglycaemic, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antimutagenic,
antiprotozoan, antioxidant, antiulcer, antiviral, immunomodulatory, insect-repellent, and spermicidal properties. Neem essential
oil has potential antibacterial activity against foodborne pathogens such as Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli O157:H7,
Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enteritidis, Staphylococcus aureus,
and Vibrio parahaemolyticus;
different food-spoilage bacteria such as Aeromonas hydrophila, Alcaligenes faecalis, Pseudomonas aeroginosa,
and Pseudomonas putida.
Neem oil is reported to have considerably higher antibacterial activity than antibiotics,
such as tetracycline, ampicillin, and ciprofloxacin.
Azadirachta indica Linn. -- An Overview
-- Explains why neem is treated as the village dispensary
in India: all its parts are used and its biological and pharmacological activities are amazingly broad.
Pharmacological activities of neem (Azadirachta indica): A review
-- Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, has attracted worldwide prominence in recent years,
owing to its wide range of medicinal properties. Neem has been extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani
and Homoeopathic medicine and has become a cynosure of modern medicine. Neem elaborates a vast
array of biologically active compounds that are chemically diverse and structurally complex. More than
140 compounds have been isolated from different parts of neem. Neem possesses anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties. Various effects like antibacterial, anti-fungal,
anthelmintic, anti-parasitic, anticancer, anti HIV, antibone resorption, antispasmodic, antipyretic,
antidiarrheal, immunomodulation, hypolipidemic, anti-microbial, hepatoprotective, gastro protective
have also been studied.
Azadirachta indica: A Plant With Versatile Potential
The purpose of this article is to present a recent update on the various
uses of the indigenous plant Azadirachta indica, and to highlight its importance
in various therapeutic fields in traditional as well as modern system of medicine.
The plant possesses powerful antidermatonic and anthelmintic,
insect repellent, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and strengthens the body's
overall immune responses. It is widely used in treating chronic malaria, bed bugs ulcer, bad teeth, syphilis, leprosy,
spermicidal in preventing pregnancies and other diseases.