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Titre du document / Document title

Biological activities and medicinal properties of neem (Azadirachta indica)

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

BISWAS Kausik ; CHATTOPADHYAY Ishita ; BANERJEE Ranajit K. ; BANDYOPADHYAY Uday ;

Résumé / Abstract

Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) is perhaps the most useful traditional medicinal plant in India. Each part of the neem tree has some medicinal property and is thus commercially exploitable. During the last five decades,apart from the chemistry of the neem compounds, considerable progress has been achieved regarding the biological activity and medicinal applications of neem. It is now considered as a valuable source of unique natural products for development of medicines against various diseases and also for the development of industrial products. This review gives a bird's eye view mainly on the biological activities of some of the neem compounds isolated, pharmacological actions of the neem extracts, clinical studies and plausible medicinal applications of neem along with their safety evaluation.

Revue / Journal Title

Current science    ISSN  0011-3891   CODEN CUSCAM 

Source / Source

2002, vol. 82, no11, pp. 1336-1345 [10 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Current Science Association, Bangalore, INDE  (1932) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 533, 35400010873363.0030

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