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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 12, Issue 6 (2023)

Azadirachta indica (neem): An important medicinal plant: A literature review of its chemistry, biological activities, role in COVID-19 management and economic importance

Author(s):

Umar Muhammad Faisal, Muhammad Sahil Saifi, Md. Kaish, Maryamu Ibrahim, Shiwani, Said Suleiman Kwakuri and Muhammad Arif

Abstract:

Medicinal plants have been a crucial component in the fight against disease in human culture since the dawn of civilization. Azadirachta Indica, also referred to as Melia azedarach, A. juss, has thrived. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4000 years due to its medicinal properties. Numerous phytoconstituents, including nimbin, salanin, meliacin, azdirachtin, gallic acid, quercetin, gedunin, and catechin, are present in Azadirachta Indica. Each category of phytoconstituents offers us a unique chemical that is used to treat a variety of illnesses, including bacterial infections, malaria, cancer, intestinal worms, asthma, skin ulcers, diabetes, allergies, and much more. Recent research has also shown that it has management potential for the COVID-19 virus. Azadirachta Indica is commercially significant and is used in a variety of fields of agriculture, agroforestry, reforestation, post-harvest food packaging, environmental protection, and biodiesel production. This has shown its value as a medicinal plant.

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How to cite this article:
Umar Muhammad Faisal, Muhammad Sahil Saifi, Md. Kaish, Maryamu Ibrahim, Shiwani, Said Suleiman Kwakuri and Muhammad Arif. Azadirachta indica (neem): An important medicinal plant: A literature review of its chemistry, biological activities, role in COVID-19 management and economic importance. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2023;12(6):59-65. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2023.v12.i6a.14769

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