Neem and Its Medicinal Purpose: A Review
Nitu Tiwari

Neem is popular as medicinal plant known as Azadirachta indica, which belongs to Meliaceae family. A. indica commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical region at altitude of 1500m. Since ancient time, neem has been used as a versatile medicine. Neem tree is propagated through both sexually and asexually. This paper is totally based on secondary source of information where 29 articles were reviewed. Various research showed that it has most attractive benefits, its anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-snake venom, wound healing activity, skin diseases, anti-cancerous, etc. Neem also plays a vital role in Ayurveda and homeopathic medicine. Recent research also showed that neem leaves inhibits the growth of Covid 19 virus by preventing it from duplication. Still much research is going on this plant as it has more medicinal values which are unknown. This review work shows multiple medicinal uses of neem (A. indica) that is useful for the other people.

Keywords: Neem, Azadirachta indica, Medicinal plant, antioxidant, antiflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer, antidiabetic