We started growing certified-organic neem in 1992 based on the indirect advice of the US government. The National Academy Press had just published a book called "Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems." The book, still available online, describes how the neem tree has been used for centuries as a biopesticide and medicinal herb, concluding that neem offers "enormous benefits to countries both rich and poor."
For more than 20 years, we've watched in awe as researchers around the world have validated that vision. From Baltimore to Bangalore, scientists have documented neem's diverse benefits in disorders ranging from AIDS and arthritis to cancer and ulcers.* Nearly 1000 reports are available on the National Institutes of Health website.