Neem has played a very important role in Ayurvedic medicines since ancient times. A paste of the leaf along with turmeric is applied on eruptions of small pox, viral infections, itching soles, cracks in the heels and for boils and burns. Ripe fruit destroys worms in the stomach.
The wood is used for carving images of the Gods, toys, agricultural implements, carts, boards and panels. Neem cake is an excellent cattle feed.