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World today is inundated with complex problems starting from climatic changes leading to severe droughts on side of our planet and floods on the other side of the planet threatening lives on earth. Growing Health hazards and Discovery of new diseases owing to toxic inputs have become an everyday occurrence.

Continuous neglect of organic inputs has resulted in

  • Reduction in Crop productivity
  • Increased Costs in Farming
  • Increased toxic residues in food chain
  • Increased pollution in soil, water and air.

The best way to overcome a natural problem is always to use a natural solution.

Go4Organics strongly believes in Regenerative Agriculture  and our products are derived from natural products like Oil seeds, Medicinal and Aromatic herbs , Seaweeds  which naturally promote soil health and fertility retention in your soil and promote yield enhancement without the harmful inputs.

Unleashing the Power of Natural botanicals

Our Raw materials – Neem – Nature’s wonder tree 

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Neem or Margosa is a botanical cousin of mahogany. It belongs to the family Meliaceae.
The latinized name of Neem – Azadirachta indica – is derived from the Persian:
Azad = Free,
dirakht = Tree,
i – Hind = of Indian Origin which literally means: ‘The Free Tree of India

Neem – the legendary medicinal tree of India has been an integral part of the Indian way of life for centuries. The Neem tree has for a very long time been a friend and protector of the Indian villagers. For ages Indians have trusted this tree to fortify their health and remedy scores of diseases. In addition, it has been used for protecting food and stored grains and as a fertilizer and natural pesticide for the fields. It has been used for a far wider array of uses than any other tree !

Chemical investigations of neem were undertaken by Indian pharmaceutical chemists in 1919, whereby they isolated acidic principle in neem oil, which they named as ‘margosic acid”. However, real chemical research originated in 1942 with isolation of three active constituents, viz, nimbin, nimbidin and nimbinene.

In 1963 an Indian scientist extensively examined the chemistry of the active principles of neem. Following the discovery of neem kernel as a locust feeding deterrent, its chemistry has grown considerably. Several compounds have been isolated and characterized. The main feature is that most of them are chemically similar and biogenetically derivable from a tetracyclicterpenes. These are also called liminoids (azadirachtin, meliantrol, salanin etc.) bitter principles and occur in other botanical species as well (Rutaceae and Simaroubaceae). The unraveling of high complex structural features and biogenetic interrelationship represent classic piece of work on natural product chemistry. From the practical side these compounds also exhibit a wide variety of biological activity, for example, pesticides, antifeedants, and cytotoxic properties.

Neem tree also known as Azhadirachta Indica, grown widely in the arid temperate regions of India is the raw material of SOIL BUDDY . Indian farmers have traditionally used Neem cake as a fertiliser in their farms as it provides a dual effect of a fertiliser as well as a pest repellent .

Chemistry of Neem ( Source : neemfoundation.org)

Seed

Seed is very important both because of its high lipid content as well as the occurrence of a large number of bitter principles (azadirachtin, azadiradione, fraxinellone, nimbin, salannin, salannol, vepinin, vilasinin, etc.) in considerable quantities. Azadirachtin has proven effectiveness as a pesticide against about 300 insect species and is reported as non-toxic to humans.

Neem kernel lipids are similar to the normal glycerides from other oilseeds and contains oleic acid (50-60%), palmitic acid (13-15%), stearic acid (14-19%), linoleic acid (8-16%) and arachidic acid (1-3%). It is brownish yellow, non-drying oil with an acrid taste and unpleasant odour. The quality of the oil differs with the method of processing. The bitter cake has no value as animal or poultry feed. The neem cake is rich in most of the amino acids. It is a potential source of organic manure and contains many plant nutrients, viz., nitrogen 2-3%, phosphorus 1% and potassium 1.4%. It also contains 1.0-1.5% tannic acid and has the highest sulphur content of 1.07 – 1.36% among the oil cakes. The neem cake contains a large number of triterpenoids, more of which are being discovered.