the neem tree

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The Neem Tree The seeds of a neem tree. Azadirachta indica, Meliaceae, nim or neem tree, margosa tree. Tree from SE Asia and East Indies yielding an antiseptic resin used medicinally and in toothpaste, soaps, and lotions. Location: near mauka-Diamond Head corner of Burns Hall. AGRICULTURE: Neem has been reported to control at least 125 species of pest insects, mites and nenatodes, including 25 species of Coleoptera (beetles), 10 species of Diptera (flies), 25 species of Leptdoptera (moths) and 9 species of Orthoptera (locusts). Farmers in developing countries to control pests on crops have used homemade preparations of neem seeds and leaves for many years. Neem oil has been the subject of a large number of investigations to evaluate the potential of its insecticidal, fungicidal, molluscidal, antiviral and insect antifeeding properties in agriculture. Neem oil is derived by pressing the seed kernels of the neem tree. It is very bitter with a garlic/sulfur smell. A single seed may contain up to 50 percent oil by weight. Neem oil is an excellent moisturizing oil and contains various compounds that have insecticidal and medicinal properties. It is used in making shampoos, toothpaste, soaps, cosmetics, mosquito repellants, Continue...


When it rains, the active substance will be carried down to where the borer hides, and stop it from doing any damage. It also contains vitamin E, other essential amino acids and some percentages of fatty acids. The active ingredients in the seeds (the main one iscalled azdirachtincalled azdirachtin the tree) loose strength when exposed to heat and and your efforts! When storing the seeds keep them in a well-aerated baskets or jute gunnysacks. After stirring well, the solution is sprinkled onto the plants either with a grass broom or a sprayer. Neem oil is used for treating many skin diseases viz. After applying, stir the surface of the soil with a rake to improve contact with the neem solution. Allow this mixture to stay overnight. The soap helps dissolve the active substances in the neem powder and makes them stick to plan surfaces. Place about a half a kilogram of the seed in the mortar and pound very gently, not hard enough to crush the seeds, just enough to break away the seed coat and expose the kernel inside. After cleaning and drying, the seeds are either pounded to make a powder, or crushed and pressed to extract the pure neem oil. When applying the solution, ensure you completely cover the leaves of the plant - especially the undersides, where the pests like to hide . Next, separate the broken seed coats from the kernel by winnowing in a light breeze and pick out any bad seeds. NEEM INSECTISIDE : 90 Neem Oil 10 inerts.

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Overview of Ayurvedic Medicine
means. The Neem tree has been nicknamed 'the village pharmacy' in India. It only grows in a particular section of Northwest India. (2641 11 )

World Trade Organization
As soon as the tribunal was completed, a company named WR Grace came in and patented a byproduct of the NEEM tree as a natural bio-pesticide, and thus claim (1547 6 )

The Peace Corps
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Lowerre, S. (1991). Under the Neem tree. Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press. Martin, T. (1995). Under the Tongan sun. (5320 21 )

Biotechnology and Food
p. 15). Azadirachta indica or neemormargoasa, neem for short, could also be planted. The tree provides a natural pesticide. In Year (3058 12 )