Neem Oil – Effective Fertilizer Even Against Pests
Neem oil comes from the neem plant, which is also known as “Azadirachta indica” or the tree of life. It is considered the magic plant of India, which provides an excellent fertilizer for all plants and is used for many ailments. Faster plant growth is made possible by the different parts of this wonderful tree, as it contains many useful and useful substances that offer us many opportunities for success in developing our plants.
Neem oil is composed of the active substance of the tree, which is called “azadirachtin”. The substance works as an excellent insecticide, which means that it destroys all kinds of harmful insects that destroy our crops again and again. Do not worry, neem oil does not harm beneficial animals and pollinators, as it is designed in such a way that it does not harm these types of insects and animals in any case, as beneficial insects have a different built and developed digestive tract.
Neem oil is friendly to humans and does not harm them, but it is also friendly to the environment in which it works. Another very interesting property of the tree of life is another active substance called salanin. Salanin emits a characteristic stinky smell for pests, and therefore acts as a deterrent. Neem oil can be harmful when used improperly and do more harm than good. The strength and quality of the oil varies widely among different manufacturers, as the Ph values and the amount of the active substance “azadirachtin” are different for each manufacturer. Due to the different values, with too many drops, you can burn your plants and damage them, and the oil loses its effect of fertilizing and feeding the plants. Neem tree oil is obtained by pressing neem fruits, which at first glance look like olives but are darker brown and yellow in color. The oil is used in cosmetics only for the care of acne-prone skin due to its earthy smell, but it is also used on the scalp, which is sensitive to the formation of dandruff.
In medicine, neem oil is used to strengthen the immune system, detoxify the body and purify the blood.