Neem, Tree of Life
India it is considered the Sacred Tree, for
its always green foliage, the resistance of
its wood, its prophylactic and therapeutical
benefits. The Neem tree is recognized by the
Hindu people as the "Pharmacy of the Village".
Natural insecticide, repellent of insects, fungicidal,
ant parasitic, bactericidal and anti-septic,
has more than 3 thousand years these properties
of the Neem are used for the Indians, in the
personal hygiene, the prophylaxis and therapeutical
human being, animal and vegetable. Introduced
in Ceará, in the beginning of years 90,
in the Neem Small Farm, that if dedicated to
its culture and now it produces a line of products,
exploring the quality of the sacred tree of
indica A. Juss, that means "tree generous
of India". Beyond the scientific name it
is known as Neem, in Australia and the United
States, and as Babo Yaro, in Nigeria. In Brazil
also it is called Nim.
originary of India and Birmany. It has tropical
characteristics, occurring in all Central America,
Pacific South, Mianmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,
Indonesia, Papua, New Guinea and Malaysia. It
is given credit that in Brazil it had its first
official introduction in 1984, for intermediary
of an experiment in Brasília.
Tree with 3 years
Detail of the trunk
it does not well even demand of high fertility,
developing itself in barren lands. It does not
support, however, marshy and acid land.
between 8°C and 40°C. The hotter, faster
is the growth.
they appear in three years. They have 2 centimeters
of length, are green and candies.
it is a little lesser that the fruit and remembers
an olive seed.
they are small and have 8 centimeters of length
they are white, delicate and aromatical.
it can reach 11 meters in eight years.