The Wonderful World Of Neem

Many claim the great neem tree of South Asia can deliver a multitude of benefits, acting as an organic pesticide, a spermicide, a weapon against malaria, and a natural toothbrush. Recently, it has been at the centre of an ugly bio-piracy battle over who has the right to profit from neem.

Charles Haviland explores the science behind the tree known in India as the village pharmacy.

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Many claim the great neem tree of South Asia can deliver a multitude of benefits, acting as an organic pesticide, a spermicide, a weapon against malaria, and a natural toothbrush. Recently, it has been at the centre of an ugly bio-piracy battle over who has the right to profit from neem.

Charles Haviland explores the science behind the tree known in India as the village pharmacy.