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Product Code: CNP-RH-024
Neem is a fast-growing tree that reaches a height of 15-20m. The branches are wide and spreading. Leaves opposite, pinnate with 20 to 31 medium to dark green leaflets; flowers white and fragrant, arranged in more-or-less drooping axillary panicles. The fruit is a smooth (glabrous) olive-like drupe which varies in shape from elongate oval to nearly roundish. The fruit skin (exocarp) is thin and the bitter-sweet pulp(mesocarp) is yellowish-white and very fibrous.
Neem leaves mainly yield quercetin (flavonoid) and nimbosterol (β- sitosterol) as well as number of liminoids (nimbin and its derivatives). Quercetin (a polyphenolic flavonoid), Limonoids like nimocinolide and isonimocinolide are also present. The principal constituents of neem leaves include protein (7.1%), carbohydrates (22.9%), minerals, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, carotene etc. But they also contain glutamic acid, tyrosine, aspartic acid, alanine, praline, glutamine and cystine like amino acids, and several fatty acids (dodecanoic, tetradecanoic, elcosanic, etc.).