Neem is a tree. The bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine. Less often, the root, flower, and fruit are also used.
Neem leaf is used for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems. The leaf is also used for birth control and to cause abortions.
The bark is used for malaria, stomach and intestinal ulcers, skin diseases, pain, and fever.
Planting and care
Neem tree is easily propagated with seeds. Monsoon is the best season for seeds sowing. The neem tree thrives in most soils, even saline, and alkaline ones, but it does better on dry, poor, rocky soils than on the wet ground. The roots can penetrate a hard clay pan, which tends to increase soil fertility and helps to neutralize acidic soils.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 25 to 35 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Neem Tree
Watering should be done at young stage.
Allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Also, prepare the soil with fertilizers and plant feed before planting the tree.
Apply the organic fertilizer in the spring season.