Neem, which belongs to the mahogany family, is prized for its use in cabinetry and furniture.
The Bark’s Source:
For centuries, Asian and Indian cultures have used neem bark as an insecticide, antibacterial, and even spermicide. Because of its ability to kill bacteria, it has been used to treat:
• Acne • Wounds that are infected • Ringworm • Eczema • Psoriasis • Warts
• Some facial creams contain powdered leaves.
• Fertilizers made from decomposing leaves and twigs are frequently blended with soil.
• The leaves of neem also work well as mulch.
• In Eastern culture, neem leaves are used for a variety of medical purposes, including the treatment of: skin ulcers, diabetes, gum disease, problems with the liver, eye disorders, fever, leprosy, intestinal worms, upset stomach, and many other conditions.
From the Backbone:
Neem root bark, which is commonly used in conjunction with the leaves to treat the aforementioned conditions, has demonstrated promising laboratory results in the fight against diabetes due to its significant antioxidant properties. More information can be found at
While other parts of the tree can be used to extract neem oil, the fruit and seed are dried, crushed, and used in mass production. The following are some uses for neem oil:
Neem Oil’s Advantages as an Insecticide Azadirachtin is the most common active ingredient in neem oil. For centuries, this oil has been used in India as a natural insecticide. Other benefits include: insect repellents, lotions, anti-fungal foot creams, antioxidant-replenishing tea, and machinery lubricant.