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Neem #1: THE WONDER PLANT

The word Neem had been derived from the Sanskrit word "Neemba" meaning "curer of all ailments". The healing characteristics of the ancient Neem, a native of the Indian sub-continent, became well known to the world outside India through the Arab traders.

 

To the Persians, Neem came to be known as "Azad Darakth e Hind" meaning the tree (Darakth) of India (Hind) that makes you free (Azad) from all your ailments.

 

It is no wonder that Neem's scientific name is Azadirachta indica.

 

To those millions in India, Neem has miraculous powers, and now scientists around the world are beginning to think they may be right. Two decades of research have revealed promising results in so many disciplines that this obscure species may be of enormous benefit to countries both rich and poor. Even some of the most cautious researchers are saying that "Neem deserves to be called a wonder plant".

 

The US Government sponsored a research project on Neem that resulted in a book called,

 

NEEM: A TREE FOR SOLVING GLOBAL PROBLEMS

 

The book in its entirety is available online at,

www.nap.edu/books/0309046866/html/

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Leaves and immature fruits in a Neem tree.

Azadirachta indica

Family Meliaceae

The Ghosh Grove, Rockledge, Florida, USA.

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Taken on September 9, 2012