Neem comes from the family of Meliaceae. Another name for Neem is Margosa. It is called Azadirachta indica in Latin. The height of the neem tree ranges from 15-20 meters and grows faster. The tree produces a gum contains L-arabinose, L-fucose, D-galactose, and D-glucuronic acid. The tree oil also contains β-sitosterol, cycloeucalenol and 24- methylenecyceloartenol.
Neem tree is medicinal spanning from the root to the leaves to the bark to the gum, to the flower or fruits, etc.
Some people use neem as a mosquito repellant and skin softener.
When the stem is peeled off you get pieces of the bark and it is good for dealing with malaria, general body pain, fever stomach or intestinal ulcers, and skin diseases. The root bark is effective in terms of a tonic and astringent.
The flower, fruits seed and seed oil of the neem tree are good for dealing with phlegms and worms, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, eye disorders, diabetes, bloody nose, and leprosy.
Neem leaves constituents helps to deal with skin ulcer, gum disease (gingivitis), fever, diabetes, stomach upset, cardiovascular diseases( diseases related to the heart).
Neem tree is a special tree because it has so many medicinal uses. The benefits of neem tree afore-mentioned above are even some of them, not all.