Azadirachta indica

plantation: Bore, Kenya


Family: Meliaceae
Common names: Neem, azadirac de l’Inde, margosier,
Type of foliage: Evergreen
Life expectancy: 150 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 500 Kg
Height: 20 m


Azadirachta indica, or neem, is a non-native evergreen tree found in tropical regions, including Africa. Known for medicinal uses, its parts are traditionally employed for their antimicrobial properties. Beyond medicine, neem has applications in pest control, agroforestry, and timber production. Trees, in general, symbolize life and renewal, aligning with meaningful initiatives.
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Usefulness of the tree

The Azadirachta indica, or neem, has diverse utility. Medicinally, its leaves, bark, seeds, and oil are used for their antimicrobial properties. In agriculture, neem serves as a natural insecticide. Additionally, it has applications in agroforestry, timber production, and is symbolic of life and renewal, making it valuable in various contexts.
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