Medicinal Properties of Neem Leaves: A Review

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Volume 16, 12 Issues, 2016


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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Formerly: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents

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Medicinal Properties of Neem Leaves: A Review



Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 5(2): 149-156.

Author(s): R. Subapriya and S Nagini.

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar-608 002, TamilNadu, India.

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 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. 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. The medicinal utilities have been described especially for neem leaf. Neem leaf and its constituents have been demonstrated to exhibit immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycaemic, antiulcer, antimalarial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties. This review summarises the wide range of pharmacological activities of neem leaf.

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azadirachta indica, neem, neem leaf, pharmacological activities, phytochemicals.



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Article Details

Volume: 5
Issue Number: 2
First Page: 149
Last Page: 156
Page Count: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1568011053174828
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