Margosa Tree, Indian Lilac, Neem Tree
Latin name: Azadirachta indica A. Juss., Melia azadirachta Linn. (Meliaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Nimba, Nim, Nimb
Dental plaque. Early research suggests that applying neem leaf extract gel to the teeth and gums twice daily for 6 weeks might reduce plaque formation.
Various parts of the neem tree have been used as traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Neem oil and the bark and leaf extracts have been therapeutically used as folk medicine to control leprosy, intestinal helminthiasis, respiratory disorders, constipation and also as a general health promoter.
Neem leaf has antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it effective in treating dandruff.