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Neem oil: Quiz


Question 1: Various folk remedies for neem include use as an anthelmintic, antifeedant, ________, diuretic, emmenagogue, contraceptive, febrifuge, parasiticide, pediculocide and insecticide.
ChlorhexidineAntisepticPovidone-iodineHydrogen peroxide

Question 2: Neem seed oil has also been found to prevent implantation and may even have an abortifacient effect similar to pennyroyal, ________, wild ginger, myrrh and angelica.
Juniper berryGarlicBlack pepperMentha

Question 3: Neem oil also contains steroids (________, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol) and a plethora of triterpenoids of which azadirachtin is the most well known and studied.

Question 4: The most frequently reported indications in ancient Ayurvedic writings are skin diseases, inflammations and fevers, and more recently rheumatic disorders, ________ and insecticide effects.
Essential oilDEETInsect repellentBasil

Question 5: Neem oil is not known to be harmful to mammals, birds, earthworms or some beneficial insects such as butterflies, honeybees and ________.
BeetleUnited StatesHarmonia axyridisCoccinellidae

Question 6: It has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of tetanus, urticaria, ________, scrofula and erysipelas.
Atopic dermatitisPsoriasisEczemaBullous pemphigoid

Question 7: Traditional Ayurvedic uses of neem include the treatment of Acne, fever, ________, malaria, ophthalmia and tuberculosis.

Question 8: Neem oil is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of neem (Azadirachta indica), an evergreen tree which is endemic to the ________ and has been introduced to many other areas in the tropics.
Indian subcontinentAfricaSouth AsiaAsia

Question 9: It comprises mainly ________ and large amounts of triterpenoid compounds, which are responsible for the bitter taste.
LipidFatty acidCholesterolTriglyceride

Question 10: Neem seed oil can also be obtained by ________ of the neem seed, fruit, oil, cake or kernel.
Acid-base extractionAzeotropeDistillationLiquid-liquid extraction


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