This tropical tree is intolerant of temperatures below 40 degrees F. It is best grown in tropical to subtropical areas in deep, sandy, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It is noted for having excellent drought tolerance. It may be grown indoors in containers where its size can be controlled by pruning. Container plants generally have less drought tolerance than plants grown in the wild.
- Neem is famous as the bitter boon in herbal medicine – It is considered as the strongest medicine to dispel heat, fire, and fever and cleanse the body of toxins, which have entered the tissues. Neem is an antipyretic. It is known to bring down fevers and rid the body of the infection, enhancing the process of recovery. It is an excellent antiseptic and disinfectant ideal for abrasions and wounds. Neem attacks skin problems with remarkable alacrity and is known to bring rashes, acne, eczema, and dandruff under control.
- Neem is an effective astringent and helps prevent diseases of the gums and the mouth. It is rich in anti-inflammatory agents that are effective against joint and muscle pain.