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NEEM

NEEM TREES FOR SALE

WHAT IS NEEM?

Neem Tree
Azadirachta indica
           
Also known as Indian lilac, the neem tree has its origins in the Indian subcontinent. Neem trees can grow to be over one hundred feet tall, though the average height is closer to fifty to sixty feet.

The tree has dark green leaves and elongated white flowers. It produces a fruit that is somewhat similar in appearance to a greenish-yellow olive.  

WHERE CAN I BUY A NEEM PLANT?

Green Thumb Gurus sells Neem plants. Our stock is limited​ - but we are in the process of preparing more seedlings.

WHAT CAN NEEM BE USED FOR?

Benefits of Neem

Neem leaves can be dried and stored in cupboards, drawers and closets to repel insects. The dried leaves can also be burned to keep mosquitos at bay.

It is not only helpful for keeping pests away; the neem tree is revered in rural locations as being akin to the village pharmacy. This is because it has a multitude of medicinal benefits.

It plays a very important role in Ayurvedic medicine, which is more commonly known as Indian medicine.


Ayurvedic medicine focuses upon chakras, or centers of energy which are located throughout the body. Neem is said to be particularly beneficial for balancing the chakras, which results in a balance of spiritual energy.

Medicinally, the neem tree is highly effective at treating skin ailments. As an antifungal, the leaves can be made into a poultice and applied to the skin to alleviate everything from athlete’s foot to eczema and psoriasis.

A tea or infusion made for the leaves can be consumed to regulate blood sugar levels, making it a valuable asset for diabetics.

When taken internally, neem leaves can help with detoxification, helping to cleanse the liver and blood.

The bark from the neem tree can be ground into a powder and used as a form of toothpaste for alleviating oral inflammation. This is particularly useful for individuals suffering from swollen gums or gingivitis.

Neem tree bark can also be used to treat malaria, as well as for lowering body temperature in the case of high fevers.

When applied to the hair or skin, the oil softens and smooths while also acting as an anti-bacterial.
Neem is also sometimes used to rid the body of parasites

In the Hindu tradition, the neem tree is considered to be an earthly embodiment of the goddess Sitala. It is said that she can often be seen sitting amongst the branches, helping to guard against the spread of disease while promoting overall good health.  In this way, neem trees act as a kind of guardian to the area in which they are grown.
           
Traditional folklore says that the neem tree was once blessed by a few drops of ambrosia which fell from the heavens onto its leaves. This infused the tree with divine properties and a sacred air.

Neem trees are planted as a method of promoting spirituality. It is believed to have the power to grant wishes as well – if one places their hand upon the trunk of a neem tree and speaks their desire out loud, they may see results almost immediately.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF NEEM?

Warnings: In its oil form, neem is toxic, and should never be taken internally.
In an infusion or tea form, neem is generally considered to be safe for adults in moderate doses.

Prolonged periods of use or excessive consumption is not advisable, as it may damage the kidneys or cause fertility issues in both men and women. Children should never use neem internally.

​Likewise, pregnant and nursing women should avoid all forms of internal use.
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