Master plant: Azadirachta indica (A. Juss)
Meliaceae (Mahogany family)
INCI: MELIA AZADIRACHTA SEED OIL
The Neem Oil also known Niem Oil is a coldpressed oil. This oil is obtained from the seeds of the Niemtree.
The Niemtree is located in India and Myanmar (Burma). Nowadays you can also find this tree in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Australia. This evergreen tree grows up to 30 metres.
Nominally the flowering stage starts after 3 - 5 years.
Characteristics and substances:
The colour of the oil is between green and brown. A mouldy and acrid but nice nutty smell is typical for the Neem Oil.
The oil is viscously at room temperature.
The seeds of the non-tree are antibacterial. As an approx. 2% solution, the bio-oil can be used in pesticides against pests and diseases in plants. You can use this oil (in a 2% solution) as a spraying for pests and diseases at plants. These statements are scientifically proven.
This Oil can be used as a spray for pests. But this oil is used mainly by productions of cosmetic products like soaps, lotions, nail oils and creams.
Not intended for consumption!