Neem

Indications

This is indicated in Bacterial & viral skin infections, wound healing, chronic dermatitis, acne vulgaris

Therapeutic Class

Herbal and Nutraceuticals

Description

Neem has been used in the Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years for maintaining health and overall well-being. The roots, bark, gum, leaves, fruit, seed and seed oil are all used in therapeutic preparations for both internal and topical use. All parts of the neem tree have been used traditionally for the treatment of inflammation, infections, fever, skin diseases and dental disorders.

Pharmacology

Neem seed oil: Triterpenes & tetranortriterpenes (limonoid and protolimonoids of the gedunin group).

Neem bark: A paraffin alcohol-sugiol, oxyphenol nimbiol, nimbosterol nimbolin A ad nimbolin B.

Neem leave: It’s mainly yield the flavanoid quercetin and nimbosterol as well as a number of limonoids. Quercetin, a polyphenolic flavonoid, is known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Neem is used ayurvedic medicine for skin diseases, leprosy, inflammation, infections, fever, and purification of blood. It is also used antiseptic, astringent, anthelmintic. Neem is mentioned in most Ayurvedic formulations for the treatment of skin disorders, because of its detoxifying properties. The growth of acne- causing bacteria such as propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and staphylococcus epidermidis is also inhibited by Neem.

Dosage & Administration

1-2 tablets, twice daily or as prescribed by the physician.

Contraindications

There is no absolute contraindication.

Side Effects

There is no significant side effect associated with the use of Neem in the above mentioned therapeutic doses.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Not recommended for use during pregnancy. There is no sufficient information for use in lactation.

Storage Conditions

Keep all medicines out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place, protected from light.

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