Neem is a fast-growing tree that can reach a height of 15–20 metres (49–66 ft), and rarely 35–40 metres (115–131 ft). It is evergreen, but in severe drought it may shed most or nearly all of its leaves. The branches are wide and spreading. The fairly dense crown is roundish and may reach a diameter of 15–20 metres (49–66 ft) in old, free-standing specimens. The neem tree is very similar in appearance to its relative, the Chinaberry (Melia azedarach).
The opposite, pinnate leaves are 20–40 centimetres (7.9–15.7 in) long, with 20 to 31 medium to dark green leaflets about 3–8 centimetres (1.2–3.1 in) long. The terminal leaflet often is missing. The petioles are short.
The (white and fragrant) flowers are arranged in more-or-less drooping axillary panicles which are up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long. The inflorescences, which branch up to the third degree, bear from 150 to 250 flowers. An individual flower is 5–6 millimetres (0.20–0.24 in) long and 8–11 millimetres (0.31–0.43 in) wide. Protandrous, bisexual flowers and male flowers exist on the same individual tree.
The fruit is a smooth (glabrous), olive-like drupe which varies in shape from elongate oval to nearly roundish, and when ripe is 1.4–2.8 centimetres (0.55–1.10 in) by 1.0–1.5 centimetres (0.39–0.59 in). The fruit skin (exocarp) is thin and the bitter-sweet pulp (mesocarp) is yellowish-white and very fibrous. The mesocarp is 0.3–0.5 centimetres (0.12–0.20 in) thick. The white, hard inner shell (endocarp) of the fruit encloses one, rarely two, or three, elongated seeds (kernels) having a brown seed coat. [source]
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Neem leaves are amazingly powerful for healing all kinds of health challenges including – It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, works well for gastric ulcers, sore throats, bleeding gums, bad breath, thrush, can be made into a toothpaste, helps with malaria.
And it’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, lowers fevers, it’s a powerful antioxidant, immune booster, helps with ringworm and athletes foot, insect bites, and it’s a wonderful natural insecticide.
It also works well as a eye wash, it lowers blood sugar, it’s great for digestion, heals acne, helps with cancer, chickenpox, and its a good detoxing agent. And it also helps with burns and headaches. Neem is a powerful healing agent that has no side effects.
Neem is another great herb to have on hand at all times.