The neem tree is an evergreen tree, related to the mahogany tree, found in India, Burma and Pakistan. Neem flowers have a variety of uses, including aromatherapy, cosmetics, health remedies and cooking. Every part of the neem tree, from the bark to the flowers, can be used for various alternative medicinal purposes. Although neem is a popular source of alternative medical remedies, there isn’t enough verified medical evidence to support the effectiveness of neem as a health remedy of any kind.
Aromatherapy practitioners consider neem flower oil an essential oil due to its calming and relaxing effect on the body. Neem flower oil and extracts are used in aromatherapy treatments and a variety of cosmetics, including massage oils, creams and astringents.
Neem flowers are dried, aged for months, fried and ingested to improve eyesight and treat disgestive disorders, including excessive bile, phlegm and intestinal worms. Practitioners of alternative medicine also mix neem flowers with other parts of the neem tree to treat blood problems, leprosy, itching and other skin conditions.