Plumeria is popularly known as the Pagoda tree and Frangipani. It is a small or medium sized tree plant with fleshy stem. Most varieties shed off their leaves during winter months except white flowering "Plumeria alba". It is a lovely medium sized tree with white fragrant flowers. Other varieties bear, pink, red, yellow, and cream colour flowers during summer months. Plumeria flowers look cheerful and the tree plant resembles a beautiful umbrella in full bloom.
Fruits are good source of phosphorus, calcium and iron. Fruit pulp sweetish and acidic in taste is used for serving curries, chutneys, sauce and soups. Pulp is rich in antioxidants and hence helps fight against cancer.
Neem inhibits allergic reactions when applied externally. Neem leaves have been used as antiseptic and added in bathing water to boils, rashes and skin problems. Chewing of new sprouted leaves purify blood and prevent pimples and rashes on skin. Neem oil is used for cosmetics industries. All parts of Neem used for insect repellents