Expensive so it must be good?

This is a totally wrong premise, yet the power of advertising leads people along the proverbial garden path. My wife is a case in point: she always orders the most expensive dish on the menu, assuming that it has got to be good, and we end up exchanging main courses.

This false reasoning covers products in all areas, and one in our field comes to mind. Three high profile women launched a range of Neem skin care products with prices pitched as high as their profiles. Their skin cream, not dis-similar to our Neem Skin Cream, will set you back a mere USD75.00. Is it any better? Not ‘arf!

We often meet people, at the events where we exhibit, who snidely tell us that they, too, sell skin creams. We are dowsers –  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing – so we ask if they would dowse to see whether their our Neem Skin Cream is a better product, and we always come out on top. Ipse dicit!

Tall story?

Indians call the Neem tree “The Village Pharmacy” with justification.

Diabetics use Bitter Melon (Karela) to help lower blood sugar level, and this is how we marketed Bitter Melon capsules. Feedback from our customers indicated that Bitter Melon also helped lower blood pressure, and this was important to some.

A re-order of these capsules, to be sent abroad, added a new twist when the recipient was delighted by the claimed fact that these magic pills improved his eyesight, and helped alleviate his prostate problem.

Well, if it helps…

Jules Wyman’s story

A few years ago, at a Mind, Body, Spirit exhibition in Manchester, someone called my name and, as I turned around, a pretty girl threw herself into my arms and started thanking me profusely, as my wife, Marjorie, looked on.

Jules Wyman then explained that, from childhood, she used to be covered with eczema and had to dress to hide her skin. She showed me her arms which were almost blemish free, and said that it was all due to using our Neem products. We were delighted for Jules, who later sent us a her photograph in an off shoulder wedding dress – now proud to show off her beautiful skin.



Everyone loves this bird and it’s song, but no one likes the condition Thrush.

Both men and women can get the yeast infection thrush. Although it’s not a sexually transmitted infection, it can sometimes develop after you have sex. Recognising the symptoms will help you get prompt treatment. Neem has been used effectively in treating Candida, internally and externally.


We have all come across weird and wonderful grandmothers’ recipies for a host of ailments. I have just found this, and would ask you to let me know if you have tried it:

“Mayonnaise and vaseline are considered very beneficial lice home remedies. Apply these on the head to make it smoother. Keep this over night by wearing shower cap. Wash you head next day. But is quiet messy and for some may not work.”

Or this:

“Make the powder of custard apple and store it is a container. Apply this on scalp and tie your head with some cloth bandage. Do not make the bandage very tight. Next morning wash the head. Repeat the process for 3 days.”

How about this:

“Extract onion juice in a bowl. Apply this onion juice thoroughly on your head. Keep it for 4-5 hours and then wash your head. Repeat this for at least three days. This will kill the lice and nits. This is a very useful lice home remedy.”

When all else fails who do you call? The Neem People, of course.



A load of balderdash.

Cosmetics described as Hypoallergenic are products that manufacturers claim produce fewer allergic reactions than other cosmetic products. Consumers with hypersensitive skin, and even those with “normal” skin, may be led to believe that these products will be gentler to their skin than non-hypoallergenic cosmetics.

There are no Federal standards or definitions that govern the use of the term “hypoallergenic.” The term means whatever a particular company wants it to mean. Manufacturers of cosmetics labeled as hypoallergenic are not required to submit substantiation of their hypoallergenicity claims to FDA.

The term “hypoallergenic” may have considerable market value in promoting cosmetic products to consumers on a retail basis, but dermatologists say it has very little meaning.

Source: Excerpted from Hypoallergenic Cosmetics


Pongo, a fruit bat, was an involuntary stowaway on a ship from the USA. He was apprehended in the hold when the ship docked in a UK port and was handed over to the “Bat Police”, who on seeing his emaciated condition rushed him to the Bat Hospital where he made a recovery.

Pongo was repatriated to the USA, thanks to American Airlines and bi-lateral co-operation, but a wrist injury put paid to his flying days. Sadly, he could no longer help in pollinating Neem flowers. Pongo was well cared for in a home for injured and ageing bats.

(Courtesy of  Lubee Bat Conservancy


“Plants like neem, banyan, and pungam have capacity to absorb not just carbon dioxide but also obnoxious gases like sulphur dioxide. Growing trees like neem as avenue trees also bestows economic benefits, as the entire tree from twig, bark, leaves and flowers have economic value – neem twigs are bactericidal, neem oil is a bio-pesticide, neem fruit and bark are used in Ayurveda.”