Neem

Other Names:

Margosa, Nimba, Sarva Roga, Nivarini, Indian Lilac

Benefits

  • Anticoccidial
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Antiparasitic
  • Insect-repellent
  • Antioxidant
  • Anticancer
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiulcer
  • Antifungal
  • Antiviral
  • Wound-healing

Neem


Azadirachta indica

Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is considered by many cultures to be a divine tree, which is a member of the Meliaceae family. Neem has been used for more than 4,500 years to treat various ailments in traditional Indian medicine. Over 140 different chemical compounds have been isolated from different parts of the neem tree.

Caution!: Neem contain high amounts of tannins and saponins, which can be toxic to poultry if consumed in high enough quantities. In chicks, the LD50 for aqueous extracts is 4800 mg/kg BW.

Anticoccidial: May be of benefit for chickens suffering from Coccidiosis caused by infection with Eimeria tenella.

Red poultry mite Control:
Neem seed extract can be dilated with water (1:40) to develop a high kill rate product against red poultry mites, if they come into direct contact with the compound.

Antiviral: A. indica seed kernel extracts showed in vitro antiviral activity against duck plague virus.

Wound healing: The bark from A. indica is used for wound healing by rural farmers for livestock in Tikamgarh District in Bundelkhand, India. 500g of A. indica bark and 250g bark of Acacia nilotica are grinded and mixed with water to obtain a paste, which is applied over wounds.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs