WHAT IS NEEM
The Sacred Tree of India
The neem tree, identified by the United Nations as the “tree of the 21st century, is renowned for its contributions to sustainable agriculture as well as for its applications in the medicinal, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries worldwide.
In Sanskrit, Neem is called ‘Arista’, meaning ‘perfect, complete and imperishable.’ An evergreen, and part of the mahogany family, Neem is indigenous to Southeast Asia. Reaching up to 100 feet (30 meters) tall, growing around 2.6 feet (80cm) per year. Even in the harshest of environments, a fully mature tree bears up to 50kg of fruit each year. The wide canopy forms a rounded crown of leaves, and produces small, green fruit and delicate white flowers.