Although relatively unknown in the US, neem is a cornerstone of the ancient Ayurvedic healthcare system and is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in the world.* In its native India and tropical countries around the globe, neem is called the “village pharmacy” for its incredible healing properties.*
Americans, however, are more likely to recognize neem as an EPA-approved pesticide that’s non-toxic and has no adverse effect on beneficial insects including bees.
Now available in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii,Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.: 100% neem oil -- including azadirachtin -- with an EPA-approved label.
(We are still shipping raw neem oil without the label to customers in other states.)
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We started growing certified-organic neem in 1992 based on the indirect advice of the US government. The National Academy Press had just published a book called “Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems.” The book, still available online, describes how the neem tree has been used for centuries as a biopesticide and medicinal herb, concluding that neem offers “enormous benefits to countries both rich and poor.”
Over the last 19 years, we’ve watched in awe as researchers around the world have validated that vision. From Baltimore to Bangalore, scientists have documented neem’s diverse benefits in disorders ranging from AIDS and arthritis to cancer and ulcers.* More than 500 reports are available on the National Institutes of Health website.
Perhaps most importantly, ongoing research shows that neem has few side effects when used as directed by adults who are not trying to conceive a child. The Extension Toxicology Network notes that neem is “practically non-toxic” even at the extraordinarily high doses fed to laboratory rats.
As a long-time gardener who also rescues dogs, I personally love knowing that what I'm spraying on my plants and using on my pets is the exact same ingredient I'm using to keep my skin looking its best!
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For more information on specific uses:
- In the garden, NimBioSys Neem Oil is EPA-approved to treat insect pests ranging from aphids and beetles to spider mites and weevils. We are currently shipping NimBioSys to customers in Florida, Minnesota, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Texas. (We’ll continue to sell 100% neem oil in other states but it is not EPA approved and is not labeled to treat insects.)
- We can ship living neem trees to customers across the country except Hawaii and Peurto Rico. They’re tropical trees that must be protected from freezing temperatures but they can be grown in ecosystems that range from the Florida Keys to Alaska, where they thrive in indoor gardens under grow lights.
- International research continues to validate neem’s traditional use as a dietary supplement. In the US, it is most often used as an immune-system booster and a concentrated source of antioxidants. *
- Although its use in skin, nail and hair care products is less well documented in clinical research, neem contains long-chain fatty acids and natural gylcerides to help soothe even chronically dry, itchy skin or scalp.* High levels of antioxidants also make it a potent ingredient in anti-aging compounds. *
- Neem is traditionally called the “toothbrush tree.” Preliminary reports from universities around the world indicate that oral care productsmade with neem bark help to brighten teeth and maintain good oral health. *
- Neem also offers significant advantages for pets, especially dogs, cats and horses. Its immune-boosting properties, combined with liver-protecting compounds, are particularly important for older pets.*
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Visit PubMed, the National Institutes of Health
website, for free abstracts on neem research. (To use the site, type
neem in the search box for an overview or type neem and your area of
interest, i.e., antioxidant, cancer, oral care, etc. for more specific
The National Institutes of Health also has documented the myriad uses of neem in its International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
- which is nicknamed the "Physician's Desk Reference for Herbal
Medicines." This database of international scientific
literature on dietary supplements also includes more than 300 citations
on neem. (Interestingly enough, they aren't the same documents listed
in the main PubMed site, although there are some overlaps.)
Dr. Andrew Weil, the Harvard-trained medical doctor who is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, also is a fan of neem.
Sherrie Henne N.D., owner of www.usingneem.com,
has compiled an enormous amount of information on neem, including
clinical research from around the world and reports from people who
have used neem in a wide variety of situations. The research is broken
down into white papers focused on specific issues with a separate
interactive forum where additional questions can be posed.
Disclaimer: Neem Tree Farms does not sell products which are intended
to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or kill or repel any
insect on humans,animals or plants, excepted as noted on individual product labels. The research presented on this
page is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Whenever
possible,links to abstracts published by the National Institutes of
Health (a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE STARTING ANY
NUTRITIONAL, HERBAL, HOMEOPATHIC, OR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM.