What is the botanical name of Neem


The tropical neem tree originally comes from India and neighboring countries. Its botanical name "Azadirachta indica A. Juss" comes from Persian and translates as "the free tree of India". The tree, which belongs to the Meliaceae family, is avoided by many harmful insects and parasites - a tree in front of the house keeps the malaria fly away and even the devastating swarms of locusts, which otherwise devour everything, avoid it.

So far no other plant is known that produces as many beneficial substances as the neem tree. So it is not surprising that neem or neem, as they are written in English, play a key role in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. In Sanskrit scriptures that are thousands of years old, the neem tree is referred to as a gift from heaven, because its wood, bark, branches, leaves and seeds contain valuable, unique ingredients that are still used today. Mahatma Gandhi is also said to have used this fascinating "village pharmacy" and drank a cup of neem leaf tea every day to strengthen his immune system.

In the current literature there are numerous references to antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties of neem. Various natural cosmetics and body care products such as soaps, lotions, toothpastes or mosquito repellent creams that do not contain (neem) testify to the increasing appreciation and trust that is placed in this jack of all trades.

Neem is used for recovery
the natural balance of human,
of animal and plant organisms.

In the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, neem is used against parasites in domestic animals such as ticks, lice, fleas or intestinal parasites. In agriculture and horticulture, it is the universal plant-strengthening and disease-repelling effect of neem that many cultures use. Indian farmers use ground neem seeds (neem seeds) or neem press cake (neem press cake) not only to enrich the soil, but also to drive away and ward off harmful insects such as caterpillars, beetle larvae, grasshoppers, cicadas, leaf miners, aphids and bedbugs. To do this, they produce a water extract by stirring the ground neem seeds or the press cake in water and letting the mixture steep for a few hours. After sieving off the coarse components, spray or water the plants with the water extract. Ground neem seeds (neem seeds) are also used as powder to keep snails away; they are sprinkled directly on the vegetable patch or around the plants. Numerous scientists, including Prof. Schmutterer, long-time director of the institute at the University of Giessen, have proven the effectiveness of these home remedies. Neem products are also considered to be beneficial to beneficial organisms. In organic farming, the use of self-made neem extracts to kill insects on plants is permitted.