Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Veppu - Azadirachta inaica

Veppu Azadirachta inaica
Veppu - Azadirachta inaica

Properties of Veppu

Botanical name Azadirachta inaica A.Juss.
Family Meliaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Nimba, Arista, Hinguniryasa, Manda, Tiktaka
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta
Guna Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Neem tree, Margosa tree.
Hindi Neem, Nimb
Malayalam Veppu, Aryaveppu

Description of the Plant

A moderate to large sized tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves imparipinnately compound, leaflets opposite, serrate and acuminate; flowers yellowish white, found in axillary panicles. Fruits elliptical one seeded drupes yellowish when ripe.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, skin diseases, eczema, fever, wound, ulcer, burning sensation, tumor, worms, cough, diabetes, inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis.

Useful parts of the herb

Bark, Leaves, Flowers, Seed, Oil.

Veppu Azadirachta inaica
Veppu - Azadirachta inaica

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