Mahanimb

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Botanical Name Melia azedarach
Family Meliaceae
Origin South Asia and Southeast Asia
Description Melia azedarach is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a spreading crown. The leaves are alternate, compound, and pinnate, with 2-4 pairs of leaflets. The flowers are small, white or lilac in color, and are arranged in large, drooping panicles. The fruits are yellow or green, spherical berries, which contain a single seed.
Parts Used Bark, leaves, and seeds
Dose The dose of Melia azedarach depends on the preparation and the condition being treated. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using this herb.

 

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Melia azedarach is used in various Ayurvedic formulations, including Mahanimbaadi kashayam, Mahanimbadi churna, and Mahanimbadi tailam.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Not available
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)
Rasa (Taste): Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Not available
Other Names Sanskrit: Mahanimba, Indraneel, Bakuchi
Hindi: Bakain, Bakli, Drek
Assamese: Baksa
Bengali: Bakain
Kannada: Bevu-neem, Kanugalu
Malayalam: Mavu
Manipuri: Not available
Marathi: Bakam
Oriya: Bakain
Telugu: Bevu-nimba, Bevu-nimbatvam

 

Properties

Distribution Melia azedarach is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia, but it has been widely introduced and naturalized in many parts of the world, including Australia, Africa, and the Americas.
Pharmacognosy The bark, leaves, and seeds of Melia azedarach are used in traditional medicine. The plant contains a range of biologically active compounds, including alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, and terpenoids.
Cultivation Melia azedarach is a hardy tree that is easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of soil types. It can be propagated from seed, cuttings, or grafts.
Physical Constituents Not available
Chemical Constituents Melia azedarach contains a range of biologically active compounds, including alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, and terpenoids.

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