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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Azadirachta Indica
Neem is a tropical evergreen tree belonging to the family of Meliaceae. In India, neem is known as ‘the village pharmacy’ because of its healing versatility. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years due to its medicinal properties. Neem oil is obtained by cold pressing/solvent extraction of seeds of Azadirachta Indica. The product is dark brownish viscous liquid, with a bitter odour and a mild sulphorous note. Azadirachtin is the major component in Neem oil. The oil is mainly used in cosmetic applications.
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How is Neem oil extracted?
A tropical evergreen tree, Neem belongs to the Melianceae species. Neem is known for its medicinal benefits and is a key ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine. Neem oil is obtained by cold pressing or solvent extraction of the seeds of Azadirachta Indica. The key component in Neem essential oil is Azadirachtin.
What is Neem essential oil used for?
Neem essential oil is mainly used for cosmetics applications. It is known to be a key ingredient in a variety of beauty products like skin creams, lotions etc.
What are the colour and aroma profiles of Neem oil?
Neem oil is a viscous liquid that is usually dark brown in colour. It has a mild sulphurous and pungent aroma.
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