Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Review Article



Neem A Cynosure of Modern Medicine: A Review

Purabi Barman, Nekibuddin Ahmed, Dipanjan Chakraborty.

Abstract
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 thus 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. Each part of the neem tree has some medicinal property. All parts of the neem tree - leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits, roots and bark have been used traditionally for the treatment of inflammation, infections, fever, skin diseases and dental disorders. A wide array of biological activities have been demonstrated in neem such as anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-pyretic, hypoglycaemic, anti-gastric, anti-ulcer, spermicidal, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, diuretic, anti-malarial, anti-tumor, anti-viral, immunomodulatory, etc. In animals too, neem has a profound role to play, especially in wound healing and in treatment of reproductive disorders in bovine. The following review summarises the wide range of pharmacological activities of neem.

Key words: Antifertility, Endometritis, Immunomodulators, Neem, Nimbidin



Share this Article


Advertisement
Journal of Molecular Pathophysiology

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons