neem tree


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Noun1.neem tree - large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia
Azadirachta, genus Azadirachta - genus of large important East Indian trees: neem trees
neem seed - seed of neem trees; source of pesticides and fertilizer and medicinal products
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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The azadirachtins, agroup ofinsectgrowth regulators from the neem tree. In: Schmutterer, H., Ascher K.R.S.
The company's Proneem organic comforters are treated with an allnatural extract from the Neem tree, which helps combat dust, microbes and bacteria, and lasts for about 50 washes.
Neem tree has been reported to contain several biologically active constituents such as azadirachtin [1], meliantriol [2], salanin [3], as well as nimbin and nimbidin [4].
The oil of the neem tree, combined with the active ingredients in the balm formula, has been traditionally used by Ayurvedic specialists to treat a wide variety of epidermal conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, septic sores, burns, insect bites, athlete's foot, rashes, bruises, cuts, fungal infections, hemorrhoids, hives, inflammation, joint pain, muscle soreness, warts and skin ulcers.
Neem oil, an extract from the seed of the neem tree, is one of my favorites.
A THE Neem tree is an excellent insect repellent - and it actually comes from India.
Neem Biotech, which was set up with the help of funds raised through the Xenos business angels network, says its second successful product is a natural, non-toxic solution for head lice using azadirachtin, an extract from the seed of the neem tree.
He is currently helping a village in Ghana develop a natural pesticide from the Neem tree. Many Third World farmers still use highly toxic pesticides such as DDT.
Dr Alison Blackwell and her team from Edinburgh University's Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine are trying out new insect repellents made from bog myrtle and the Indian neem tree as well as testing an American- made midge trap.
comes from the neem tree. Its leaves and bark are imported from India and combined with citronella, pennyroyal, eucalyptus, lemongrass and cedarwood--five herbs with insect-repelling reputations.
It's based on the cistus flower, which was used as a remedy for skin complaints by the ancient Egyptians, as well as extract of cactus from North America and the tropical neem tree. Neem tree leaves were used in India as long ago as 1500BC to treat skin conditions.
Grace company and the US Department of Agriculture for a claimed invention of the fungicidal properties of the Indian Neem tree.