Azadirachta indica A.Juss. Main specimen
{ Human uses | Handicrafts }

The wood of Azadirachta indica is durable, resistant to termites and it takes a good polish.
The wood is used for furniture, tool handles, boat building, cart, oil mills, agricultural implements, carving, musical instruments... (Dastur, 2006, Useful Plants of India and Pakistan)
The wood is used to make wardrobes, bookcases and closets, as well as packing cases because its insect repellent quality helps to protect the contents from insect damage.
The main stem of the tree is also widely used to make posts for construction or fencing because the wood is termite resistant (Orwa C, A Mutua, Kindt R , Jamnadass R, S Anthony. 2009 Agroforestree Database: a tree reference and selection guide).

The fibre extracted from the bark is used for making ropes.

The neem oil is used in the manufacture of soaps, cosmetics, disinfectants, insecticides (Dastur, 2006, Useful Plants of India and Pakistan).

The bark of Azadirachta indica contains tannin and it is used in tanning and dyeing.