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Investigation of Compounds from Azadirachta indica (Neem)

Author(s): Mohammad Mehdi Sadeghian | Forough Mortazaienezhad

Journal: Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
ISSN 1682-3974

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 444;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Azadirachta indica | neem | aqueous extract

Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (neem) is a source of several bioactive components, however only Azadirachtins have been commercially exploited. A quantitative HPLC analysis of the components present in an aqueous extract of powdered neem leaves prepared in the traditional manner was undertaken. This study indicate that aqueous extracts contain Azadirachtin A, B, D, H, I, Desacetylnimbin, Azadiradione, Nimbin, Salanin, Azadirone, Nimbolin, Nimbinene, Nimbolide. Neem leaves extract have been used for pesticide, fertilizer, corrosion inhibition and biosorbent for dyes.

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