Neem / Azadirachta Indica
Properties /Uses : A tall perennial tree found in the tropical parts of the country, most parts of the tree are found to be useful.
Mature green leaves are collected and allowed to dry partially. Then these dried leaves are then crushed and powdered. The crushed leaves are then subjected to either aqueous or organic solvent to get a concentrated extractNeem leaf extract has a fruit like smell and contains essential fatty acids; this extract finds large scale personal and industrial application. They are used in a number of pesticides and insecticides, high potency extracts are used to manufacture personal products like facial creams, skin creams, cleansers and oral care products.
Leaf extracts have been used widely in both traditional and current times to manufacture tooth pastes and mouthwash in the oral care industry. Its anti bacterial properties helps to keep dental problems at bay.
Neem Seed Extract : Neem seed extracts are most widely used in various industries. Neem seeds are extracted both by aqueous and solvent methods. It is one of the highest and richest source containing concentrated active compounds. The Neem seeds undergo different extraction method depending on their use and the active principle or chemical compound required.
Neem seed extracts have high content of azadirachtin, hence they are of immense use in manufacturing organic pesticides, insecticides. The anti fungal and anti bacterial properties of the extracts helps it to be widely used in various skin and body lotions, skin creams and moisturizers. It is also used to make face packs etc. Seed extracts are also used to manufacture medicines and drugs curing quite a few diseases and disorders. It is used to manufacture medicated creams curing pimples, blemishes and other skin infections. It is also used to manufacture birth control products