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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
External applications for treatment of ringworm (21). However, data from controlled clinical trials are lacking.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Treatment of worm and lice infections, jaundice, external ulcers, cardio-vascular  disease,  diabetes,  gingivitis,  malaria,  rheumatism  and  skin disorders. External applications for treatment of septic wounds and boils (6, 8).
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
Treatment of allergic skin reactions, asthma, bruises, colic, conjunctivitis, dysentery, dysmenorrhoea, delirium in fever, gout, headache, itching due to varicella, jaundice, kidney stones, leprosy, leukorrhoea, psoriasis, scabies,  smallpox,  sprains  and  muscular  pain,  syphilis,  yellow  fever,  warts  and wounds (10, 22). Also used as an antivenin, contraceptive, emmenagogue, tonic, stomatic and vermicide (9).

References:

6. Indian medicinal plants. Vol. I. New Delhi, Orient Longman, 1971
 
8.  Iwu MM. Handbook  of  African  medicinal  plants Boca  Raton,  FL,  CRC Press, 1993.
 
9.  Farnsworth  NR,  ed. NAPRALERT  database.  Chicago,  IL,  University  of Illinois at Chicago, 9 February 2001 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scien-
tific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services).
 
10. Vijayalakshmi  K,  Radha  KS,  Shiva  V.  Neem:  a  user’s  manual. Madras,  Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems; New Delhi, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, 1995.
 
21.  Singh N et al. Melia azadirachta in some common skin disorders. Antiseptic1979, 76:677–680.
 
22.  Perry LM, Metzger J. Medicinal plants of East and Southeast Asia: attributed properties and uses. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 1980


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