We started growing neem commercially in 1992 on the indirect advice of the federal government. The National Academy of Sciences had just published a book entitled Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems(which is still online as a free downloadable PDF).
It was the first report published in the U.S. about a tree most of us had never heard of because it thrives in tropical climates and was nearly unknown among Western herbalists – much less medical professionals.
THIS REPORT IS PROVIDED AS EDUCATION ONLY. THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. NEEM TREE FARMS DOES NOT SELL PRODUCTS THAT ARE INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT OR CURE ANY DISEASE.
Thirty years later, neem is still not as well known in the U.S. as we would have expected but researchers around the world continue to document the properties of a tree known as “the village pharmacy” in its native India.
The National Institutes of Health has an amazing online library that posts reports published in peer-reviewed medical journals. You can easily search for any topic you’re interested in from this link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=neem
Over the years, we’ve “translated” many of those reports so they’re easier to read, but they all link back to the original research so you can review the full report as needed. Here’s an overview of what we’ve read or written on topics literally ranging from Alzheimer’s Disease to ulcers:
AIDS/HIV, from The Guardian