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Margosa tree

The scientific name  of Margosa tree: Azadirachta indica. 

Name of Margosa tree in different languages:

English: Neem tree

Sanskrit: Nimba, Arista

Hindi: Nimb, Neem.

Malayalam: Aryaveppu-ആര്യവേപ്പ്, Nimba-നിംബാ, Vembaka-വേമ്പക.

Useful plant parts: Bark, Leaf, Seed oil.

Plant description:

Neem tree is said to be a miraculous tree, it is believed that this tree is introduced by Buddhists in Kerala, they considered the tree as sacred. It is found in all over India mostly in deciduous forests. In Kerala it is known as Aryaveppu, It is a fast-growing evergreen tree reach the height of 15 to 20 meters. The branches are spreading widely, leaves are pinnate and sized 20 to 40 cm long, dark green leaflets about 3 to 8 cm long. Flowers are white and fragrant, bisexual flowers, both male and female flowers exist on the same tree. The fruits are roundish and commonly in a cluster, and sized 0.3 to 0.5 cm, yellow in color when they ripen.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Tapered Margin-Spiny Venation-Reticulated

 Margin_Spiny-Sharp-stiped-point  Recticulate



Oil is extracted from seed is Known as Neem oil (Veppenna), it is a known pesticide, the cake is used as bio-fertilizer

Medicinal uses:

To treat Malaria, Fever, rheumatic arthritis, wounds, diabetes etc.

Chemical content:

Anti fungal, Anti bacterial, antiviral, contraceptive.

How to prepare medicines:

Chicken pox itching can reduce by rubbing of plants leaves gently, it is also capable of preventing  infection, can prevent bleeding.

Margosa tree is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Brihat Marichadi Taila 

Jatyadi Thailam

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Narayana thailam

Panchgun Tail 

Vajraka Thailam 


Nimbaharidradi choornam

Sudarsana Choornam

Aragwadhadi ghrita

Allerin Tablet

Herbollin Tablet

Madhumehari Yog tablet

Raktansoo Tablets

Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam

Elakanadi Kashayam

Guduchyadi Kashayam

Jeevanthyadi Kashayam

Mahatiktam kashayam

Moolakadi Kashayam 

Pathyadi Kadha 

Patoladi Kashayam

Punarvadi Kashayam

Tiktakam Kashayam

Triyiandyadi Kashayam

Vajrakam Kashayam 

Muktadi Mahanjana


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