Medicinal plant

Published:  12:00 AM, 09 September 2017

Neem/Margosa Tree

Neem/Margosa Tree

It is tree of medium size with several branches. Its leaves are thin, small and long in shape. Tiny white fragrant flowers blossom on its branches in the months of March and April. Its young shoots grow from seeds. The neem has many ornamental names, such as, Peeta Sharak, Borotikto etc. There is no end to the medicinal qualities of the Neem.

The bark of this tree has antiseptic properties. It is very useful in the treatment of various skin diseases, scabies, itches, arthritic pain and leprosy too. Its leaves are used in making many kinds of insecticide. It helps in maintain a healthy environment and the government of Bangladesh is encouraging the people to plant and nurture tree.

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