The credibility of Neem and its many uses was further enhanced in Western research communities by the 1991 publication of Neem: A Tree For Solving Global Problems by the U.S. National Research Council. Excerpts from this book, published by the National Academy Press in Washington, D.C., can be found below along with other articles and research papers.

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F ew plants can claim to be as useful for such a broad array of medical problems as the Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica). Our Neem Common Medicinal Use Table covers just a few of the many afflictions that Neem is known to either alleviate, or permanently cure. (See also, the enclosed Neem Research Materials for in-depth study.) For thousands of years, Ripe Fruit from the Neem Tree Neem has been an essential source of plant medicine for cultures throughout India and Southwest Asia. In fact, the word for Neem in Sanskrit (man's oldest living language) is "arishtha," meaning "Reliever of Sickness." Even in Africa, where Neem has only been widely introduced since the 1920's, the tree is widely revered. In Kiswahili, a prominent Eastern African language, the word for Neem is "mwarubaini," which means "40 Cures."
Even Western health agencies are showing an active interest in Neem. The publication at left ("Neem: A Tree For Solving Global Problems") was not put out by any herbal company or trade group, but rather the Board on Science and Technology for International Development, a department of the U.S. National Research Council.

As more studies are conducted, we are confident that neem will achieve growing media coverage in the West and eventually achieve its rightful position in the herbal mainstream. In the meantime, Alpha Omega customers can order their organically grown neem products directly from our catalog.
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