Neem [Azadirachta Indica] is a versatile & multipurpose tree whose pharmacological & pesticidal properties are well known. Often referred to as “the village pharmacy”, the uses & efficacy of every part of the neem tree- its leaves, fruits, seeds, bark, root & the oil derived from these have been documented in ancient Indian medical documents such as Charak-Samhita & Susruta-Samhita. The modern world finds neem especially interesting as an effective alternative to chemical pesticides & fertilizers.