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Native to India and Burma, the Neem tree is a stately cousin of the mahogany and has been venerated since ancient times for its medicinal and fumigant properties. Neem is one of the five “essentials” that tradition prescribes for every Indian garden: the other are: Amla (Indian gooseberry), Palash (flame of the forest), Bilva (Bengal quince or bail) and Tulsi (sacred basil). Ayurveda ascribes amazing curative powers to the Neem.
Then, there is the Neem panchang – the roots, bark, gum, leaves, fruit, (Kernel and oil) – which furnishes a variety of antivirals, antibacterial, fungicides and other bioactive substances. These have been found effective against a host of ailments.
Countless Indians today use Neem twigs, called datum in Gujarat, as disposable toothbrushes. This explains why, most people in India have white, healthy teeth. Dried Neem leaves are put in stored grain, clothes are books to protect them pests. Neem leaves are used for skin ailments and in rituals to propitiate the goddess Mariamma of small pox and to fan the patients. Neem oil cake curbs, improves the soil and serves as a nourishing animal feed.
The Neem twigs
The benefits to be derived from Neem tree
This is NOT a tree traditionally considered essential for the garden.
Neem leaves are NOT used
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Which parts of the Neem tree have curative properties?