Neem is one of the most widely used and well-studied herbs of our times. It has a very broad range of therapeutic applications and many others from agriculture to contraception. Here at Indigo Herbs we have sourced a pure Organic Neem Powder, the same as that used by Ayurvedic practitioners for thousands of years. You can also buy Neem Capsules from our range of guest brands.
Neem is traditionally used for its antibacterial properties and well known for clearing the complexion and eradicating blemishes. Currently, the oldest evidence for the use of Neem comes from the anciant Indus Valley Civilization known as the Harappan. Studies into Neem were performed by Medical Practitioners of this ancient culture which tells us that Neem was already a household medicine nearly 5000 years ago. Neem was earlier used in households for giving a bath to newly born infants, protect people from insect bites and also used to protect plants as Neem contains insecticidal properties. It was also widely used to cure skin ailments. Neem's name derives from the Sanskrit Nimba, and it was known as the Sarva Roga Nivarini or 'Curer of All Illnesses'. The Sanskrit treatises Charaka Samhita, Susrutha Samhita and Brihat Samhita, compiled between 6th century BC and 6th century AD, mention Neem's properties dozens of times. The Neem tree has been intimately connected with the everyday life of Indian people for thousands of years. Today forest and agricultural treatises recommended Neem for soil protection, revival and for pest-repelling while in health circles there is a resurgence in the traditional uses of this tree.
Native to India the Neem tree is part of the genus Azadirachta of which there are only two species. This ever green tree is very fast growing and can reach heights of 15-20 meters. The leaves of the Neem tree flow from branches similar to willow and are feather like and hardy. The flowers are white, small and each tree will exhibit both sexes.