What is Neem Tree?

The Botanical name of the Neem Tree is “Azadirachta indica A. Juss”, also known as “Margosa” in common English.

The Neem tree belongs to the family Meliaceae which is found in abundance in tropical and semitropical regions like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.

It is an evergreen, fast-growing tree that holds a great strength and vitality: it is able to thrive in a wide variety of climates and environmental conditions and overcome deficiencies of the soil or the climate.

The fruit are green drupes, they have the size of a small olive or grape and turn golden yellow when ripe (between June & August) and contain 10-30% oil

What is neem Oil?

Neem Oil is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of the neem tree.

It is the main commercial product of Neem, mostly used in organic farming as a pest control, biopesticide and health remedies.

Why does Neem Oil have different colors?

The color varies: it can be golden yellow, yellowish brown, reddish brown, dark brown, greenish brown or bright red.

It depends on the number of days the Neem is soaked in water.

What is cold pressed Neem Oil? How is it superior to ordinary Neem Oil?

The Traditional Indian way of processing Neem Oil uses cold-pressed extraction.

The seed kernels are crushed both through cold pressing or through a process incorporating temperature controls between 40°C and 50°C. This is why it is called cold pressed neem oil.

Neem seed oil can also be obtained via a non-natural process called solvent extraction.

Sometimes the oil is extracted from the remaining neem cake, using hexane. This solvent-extracted neem oil is of a lower quality as compared to the standard cold pressed neem oil and is mostly used for soap manufacturing.

What makes Neemo a high-quality Neem Oil?

Only high-quality seed kernels are selected. The oil is extracted via a natural cold extraction traditional process.

No chemical solvents are added in order to preserve many vital organic chemical and ingredients and retain a high Azadirachtin content. It is double filtered after extraction to remove any suspended materials. Every batch is tested.

How to ensure you are buying high quality Neem Oil?

It is best to ensure you buy organic Neem Oil that has been extracted through a natural cold-pressed process, without chemicals and which contains a high level of Azadirachtin.

What is the composition of Neem Oil?

Neem Oil contains mainly triglycerides as well as many triterpenoid compounds, which are responsible for the bitter taste.

  • *Azadirachtin is the most well-known and studied triterpenoid, Azadirachtin A & B
  • *Nimbin is another triterpenoid which has been credited with some of neem oil’s properties as an antiseptic, antifungal, antipyretic and antihistamine.
  • *Nimbidin, Salaninin, Salannol
  • *Several sterols, including campesterol, beta-sitosterol, and stigmasterol.
  • *Saponins
  • *Omega-3-6-9, antioxydants
  • *Fatty acids: Palmitic acid, Stearic acid, Palmitoleic acid
  • *Emollients
  • *Vitamin E & C

What is Azadirachtin?

Azadirachtin is the most prominent component of a series of limonoids (tetranortriterpenoids) present in the seed kernels of neem.

It is known to affect over 600 insect species by affecting their growth, development, behavior, reproduction and metamorphosis.

– It acts as a:

* Insect repellent: broad spectrum biopesticide for over 600 species of pests: Aphids, Armyworms, Beetles, Bollworms, Borers, Caterpillars, Control Spider Mites Cutworms, Flies, Fruit-worm, Leaf folders, Leaf miners, Leafhoppers, Lice, Maggots, Mealy bugs, Mites, Nematodes, Scale, Termites, Ticks, Thrips, White flies, etc.

* Antifeedant, feeding deterrent.

* Oviposition deterrent, Insect reproduction inhibitor, anti-fertility: disrupts reproduction, sterilizes insect reproductive organs, reduces egg laying capacity & hatchability

*  Growth inhibitor.

-* Crop Protector by regulating the development of disease (rots, mildews, rusts, blights, botrytis, scab, leaf spots, etc.) and fungi.

In which products do we find Neem Oil?

Components of Neem