IntroductionHealth benefits and Medicinal value of Neem are well known to all of us. But how many of you know the fact that other than leaves, one very important part of the neem tree is its fruits. The fruits of neem is an elongated structure and somewhat looks like green mango in its earliest stage. It is a consumable product but mostly its seeds and its by products are used for consumption and not the fruit in its entirety.
Biological facts about neem fruitIf you have read my previous article on neem then you must have read the biological aspects of neem leaves. The fruits of neem tree grow very fast and are elongated in shape. They resemble the shape on an olive or small green mangoes. Just like mangoes they contain elongated seeds but more than one in number. The inner pulp of the neem fruit is yellowish in color.
Medicinal Values & Health Benefits of Neem fruit
Therefore, you can now see the health benefits of neem fruit that have equal health benefits as that of neem leaves. The only difference is that neem fruits unlike neem leaves cannot be consumed on its own or cannot be cooked with any vegetable. Most of the benefits of neem fruits are available to people only through the healthcare products available in the market. Nonetheless, you can avail them and use it according to your needs.
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Neem fruit is green in colour at the initial stage. It gradually turns yellow when ripened. A matured Neem fruit is fleshy and filled with a slight sweetish fluid. Neem fruit contains 40%-55% water content. Some of the benefits of Neem fruit are given below:-
1. Neem fruit and extracts are used to manufacture medicines and drugs curing diseases like diabetes, skin disorders, constipation, etc.
2. Powdered form or extracts of Neem fruit are used to manufacture herbal shampoos, soaps, creams and skin ointments.
3. Compounds present in Neem fruits possess pest and insect repellent properties.
4. Neem seeds are occasionally used for food for herbivorous domestic animals.
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