Neem known in english as “Azadirachta Indica” and “Neemba” in Sanskrit has attracted worldwide attention in the recent years due to its range of medicinal and insecticidal properties.
Neem has more than 140 biologically active compounds which have been demonstrated to exhibit immuno-stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antibacterial and antiviral properties
The divine tree Neem or Azadirachta indica is an omnipotent tree and a sacred gift of nature. It has worldwide medicinal and agricultural applications as a non-toxic alternative to synthetic chemicals for both curing and preventing disease. Along with being known for its herbal medicines and organic pesticides, researches have shown it to possess capabilities of balancing ecological problems like deforestation, soil erosion and global warming.
Azadirachtin, a chemical compound belonging to the limonoid group, is a secondary metabolite present in neem seeds. It is the main technical compound having antefeedent, ovipositional deterrence repellency, growth disruption, sterility and larvicidal action against insects. Due to all these unique attributes Azadirachtin has turn out to be predominant insecticidal active ingredient in neem trees thereby making Azadirachtin based bio-pesticides as ideal bio-pesticidal agent.
Due to its wide application in Medicine and Organic Farming, United Nations has declared Neem as the
“The Tree of the 21st Century”
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