Neem in the News, July 2016

There have been several interesting reports from around the world over the past six weeks, although none meets the same “gold standard” for clinical research as the randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial on neem toothpaste that we reported on in January. Inflammatory Bowel Disease*: First, a report on nimbolide and experimental colitis recently appeared in Phytotherapy …

Digging Dirt: July 2016

Nothing makes a neem tree happier than 90-degree+ temperatures and rain nearly every   . afternoon, so the greenhouse is gorgeous this summer, even if the people who work in it are wilting! Seeds are running a little late this year because we’re getting them in Florida rather than Mexico but our fingers are crossed …

July 2016 Specials

  You must click on the links as shown, as these specials won’t be visible on the main site. Complimentary Pairs for July! We decided to do something a little different this month – along the same lines as a BOGO, but with complimentary pairs of products instead. You must click on the links as shown, …

Toothpaste vs. Toothpowder

One of the most consistent questions we get is about the difference between toothpaste and toothpowder. Most of us grew up using toothpaste, so we expect that fizzy, sweet peppermint taste when we brush our teeth. Toothpowder, of course, doesn’t have anything fizzy and our best-selling formulation doesn’t even have peppermint. Take a look at …

Adadirachta indica vs. Melia azedarach

It’s odd how the internet seems to trend different topics at recurring moments. We were deluged with calls when this video came out in 2013,* questioning whether we grew the REAL neem, Azadirachta indica. It started again last week for some reason. We’re still not sure how this very learned Ayurvedic doctor separated neem – …

News from the Greenhouse & Yarden, April 2016

We’re finally catching up with the backlog from a long cold winter. We greatly appreciate your patience if you ordered neem trees or other tropical plants and had to wait months before it was warm enough for us to ship them. We’re still about a week behind because it’s so time-consuming to pack plants to …

Neem in the News, April 2016

I had this email pretty much ready to go when a new report landed on my desk yesterday morning – one of the few “gold standard” clinical studies conducted on human beings with neem. Published in the peer-reviewed Indian Journal of Dental Research, a team of periodontists looked at the effect of a 10% neem …

News from the Greenhouse & Yarden

March 2016 It’s finally getting warm enough across the country that we can ship tropical trees and plants, so we’ve put most of them back online. The neem trees and seedlings look great – they lost all their leaves over the Winter because it was so damp and foggy – but they’re covered in happy …

Neem in the News, March 2016

  Two great neem publications came across my desk this month – both longer than what we usually report upon but definitely part of an important body of knowledge about neem. First is the first “real” book on neem written since the 2001 update on John Conrick’s classic “Neem: The Ultimate Herb.” (We didn’t count …

News from the Yarden — Hydroponics Update

First let me admit — I didn’t pick all those tomatoes from my yard last week. They came from Paul Cilia, an amazing young man who creates hydroponic systems from scratch and harvests food nearly year-round. He’s one of those really cool young men who likes to share what he’s learned, so he’ll be holding …