What’s In A Neem?

Neem Soap
Well, the ability to solve global problems. Dr. Faye of Austin-based Africa Bound Corporation introduced me to the vast ability of the neem tree to aid with digestive disorders, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, antiseptic, dental care, cosmetics and, of primary interest, serve as an organic insecticide.

The tree is indigenous of India and fondly referred to as the “village pharmacy.”

This humble bar of neem soap is made by the Palam Rural Centre (Tamilnadu, India) which offers employment opportunities to the Harijan (untouchables) community. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Palam Rural Centre since 2001.