In Sanskrit, the ubiquitous Neem tree is called Arista, which translates to perfect, imperishable and complete.
Not just the leaves which are frequently used in home remedies in India, the tree's seeds, root and bark also contain valuable compounds that have therapeutic benefits and even finds uses in dermatology.
Neem is know for being an anti-aging agent - its antioxidant properties protect the skin from harmful UV rays and vitamins and fatty acids help maintain 'elasticity in skin', reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Extracts from Neem leaves are also used to dye natural fabrics and yield a rich greenish grey.
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