[permaculture] Neem tree/Tea tree

S Chidambaran chiddu at atesto.com
Tue Feb 26 19:15:43 EST 2002


Does anybody know where I can get  wood apple (Aegle marmelos) leaves,
in California. I stay in Fremont,CA.

The leaves have some medicinal properties.

Regards
Chiddu
 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:permaculture-admin at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Felicity
> Wright
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 2:20 AM
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Neem tree/Tea tree
> 
> 
> Tea Tree definitely does not equal Neem Tree!
> 
> The Neem is a large tropical tree with maple type leaves originally from
> India. I have grown it in Arnhem Land (northern Australia) and it
> produced lots of seedlings (unsolicited). It will also grow in
> subtropical conditions, I believe. Neem is used in many human skin
> health products and is also used widely as an insecticide and there are
> products for pre-treating seeds to discourage seedling eaters that are
> OK'd for organic use, I believe. It is a very special tree.
> 
> The tea tree is a malelueca species (or leptospermum) as someone pointed
> out, used in Australian Indigenous medicine. A number of different
> Australian melaleucas grown in a range of conditions had healing
> properties and were used by Indigenous peoples. They tend to grow in
> wetland or coastal areas. We haven't had success using it for headlice. 
> 
> cheers
> flick
> 
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