Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about the neem tree. The fast-growing, evergreen neem tree is prized for its therapeutic qualities. Native to India and other arid regions of South Asia, the neem tree was eventually transported to Africa and is now widely planted on both continents.
The tree’s leaves and wood have long been employed in Ayurvedic medicine, and they are now being used in organic farming and cosmetics. Neem trees may grow to a height of up to 100 feet, making them fairly tall. The neem tree blooms in India from January to April, and from May to August it bears full fruit.
The fruit is a drupe, which is a smooth, yellow-green, sweet-flavored fleshy fruit with just one seed, similar to peaches and cherries. Neem plants may be artificially grown through cuttings in addition to seeds. Neem can withstand a variety of climatic conditions, however, it cannot endure cold temperatures or wet environments. Neem is special in that every component of the plant, no matter how little, has some benefit.
Neem may be found in soaps and shampoos that are used to treat a variety of skin diseases, including athlete’s foot and acne. Neem is an ingredient in toothpaste and mouthwash, particularly in India. Neem is used in conventional medicine to treat diabetes and even blood sugar levels. Additionally, the plant’s oil has fungicide and pesticide properties. Thank you.