Neem’s history goes back more than 5000 years to the Harrapan and Mohenjodaro civilisations and has been one of the most revered plants in Ayurveda and ancient Indian scriptures for medicines –the Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita.. This “wonder tree’ also known as the “village pharmacy” became an integral part of daily life because of its diverse range of benefits for humans, agriculture and animals.

In the last 50 years, a great deal of research funded by bodies like the UN , have scientifically examined the huge benefits that this tree brings to mankind . Its miraculous properties as an antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic ,antiseptic agent as well as an excellent growth agent in the form of a fertiliser are some of the amazing benefits that this tree offers.

At Mansha, we have developed a special Patented process to produce various Neem products without heat, chemicals, petrochemicals etc. so as to retain all its well balanced nutrients .
No emulsifiers required:
A very unique and useful property of Mansha Neem oil is that it does not require emulsifiers for dilution in water. Its ready to use in any concentration you require without adding any soaps, detergents etc. You thus retain Neem oil’s total purity and effectiveness and make the application hassle free and easy .

The seeds of the Neem fruit are cold compressed in a state-of –the art manufacturing unit to obtain virgin 100% pure Neem Oil with Azadirachtin( Aza) content of 1500ppm.Aza is the active ingredient in Neem Oil that gives it its insecticidal properties.

Neem plants contain terpenoids that are unique to neem.  More than a hundred terpenoids can be found from different parts of the neem plant.  Of its biological constituents, the most active and well studied compound is Azadirachtin( C35H44O16), a tetranotriterpenoid. Several different kinds of Azadirachtins (A to K) have  been isolated, the most abundant of which is Azadirachtin-A.

The constituents of neem oil are long chain fatty acids and glycerides which are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in foods by US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) under title 21 of the Court of Federal Regulations (CFR). Long chain fatty acids are general constituents of other mammalian diets. Neem has been identified by WHO / UNEP 1989 as environmentally ‘soft’ natural pesticides, being less prone to pest resistance (because it breaks up rapidly by the time pest becomes resistant to it). Neem is totally non-toxic to humans, animals, birds and the environment thus making it a very safe product to use in the food chain.

A very interesting property of neem products & unique in nature, is that it works on juvenile hormone. The insect larva feeds when it grows, it sheds the old skin and again starts growing. This particular shedding of old skin is the phenomenon of ecdysis or moulting and is governed by an enzyme ecdysone. When the neem components, especially Azadirachtin enter into the body of larvae, the activity of ecdysone  is suppressed & the larva fails to moult, remains in the larval stage & ultimately dies. If the concentration of Azadirachtin is not sufficient, the larva manages to enter the pupal stage but dies at this stage and if the concentration is still less the adult emerging from the pupa is 100 % malformed, absolutely sterile without any capacity for reproduction .

The most important property of neem is feeding deterrence. When an insect larva sits on the leaf, the larva is hungry and it wants to feed on the leaf. This particular trigger of feeding is given through the maxillary glands.. When the leaf is treated with a neem product, because of the presence of azadirachtin, salanin and melandriol there is an anti-peristaltic wave in the alimentary canal and this produces something similar to a vomiting sensation in the insect. Because of this sensation the insect does not feed on the neem treated surface. Its ability to swallow is also blocked.

Another way in which neem reduces pest attacks is by not allowing the female to deposit eggs. This property is known as oviposition deterrence, and comes in very handy when the seeds in storage are coated with neem kernel powder and neem oil. The seeds or grains obtained from the market are already infested with some insects. Even these grains could be treated with neem seed kernel extract or neem oil .After this treatment the insects will not feed on them and at the same time prevent the female from laying eggs.