Azadirachta indica: Antibacterial activity of neem against different strains of bacteria and their active constituents as preventive in various diseases

Oscar Herrera-Calderon, Kainat Ejaz, Mahnoor Wajid, Muzzamil Shehzad, Johnny Aldo Tinco-Jayo, Edwin Enciso-Roca, Cesar Franco-Quino, Ricardo Ángel Yuli-Posadas, Victor Chumpitaz-Cerrate

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Abstract

Neem has become valuable plant in the world which shows the solutions for hundreds to thousands problems. Azadirachta indica (Neem) is a rapidly growing evergreen well known tree found Pada generally in various regions of world like America, Africa and India. It has been widely used in Chinese, Ayurveda and Unani medicines across the world especially in Asians countries for the prevention and treatment of diseases. The different parts of neem plant contain biological compounds responsible for antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activities. It is considered as safe medicinal plants and modulates the numerous biological processes without any adverse effect. Neem tree produces some active compounds which contain biological activities, parts of neem tree such as Root, bark, leaf, flower, seed and fruit together possesses biological activities. Various compounds have been obtained from various parts of neem. Biological activities of few of them have been studied. Hence, the article is aims to utilize the medicinal properties of whole neem plant in various disorders of mankind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1604
Number of pages8
JournalPharmacognosy Journal
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Cesar Franco-Quino is a doctoral student studying an Epidemiological Researcher Doctorate at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia under FONDECYT/CIENCIAACTIVA scholarship EF033-235-2015 and supported by training grant D43 TW007393 awarded by Fogarti International Center of the US National Institutes of Health.

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Keywords

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Azadirachta indica
  • Natural antibiotics
  • Natural products

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