TREE HUGGER CORNER
THE NEEM TREE
A member of the mahogany family, The Neem Tree
is unusual in that it is one of very few shade-giving
trees that thrive in drought prone areas. Also known
as Indian Lilac, it is characterized by white, fragrant
flowers cascading down its wide branches. In India, the
Neem is regarded as a sacred tree due to its medicinal
properties. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil,
which is used for healthy hair, to improve liver function,
detoxify the blood, and balance blood sugar levels.
Neem leaves have been used to treat skin diseases like
eczema and psoriasis. Neem is also a natural alternative
to synthetic pesticides and, when applied regularly,
deters pests from eating and laying eggs on crops.
Neem leaves are burned to repel mosquitoes, and
placed in rice tins and cupboards to keep away insects.
SavATree uses Neem Tree extracts in its organic program.
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