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Originally posted by sandesh
I found these videos after watching a local news channel in india reporting a a fire coming inside a Azadirachta indica Tree.
edit on 14-5-2011 by sandesh because: (no reason given)
Azadirachta indica, or Neem Tree, is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. The tree will reach up to 100 feet (~30 m) tall with limbs reaching half as wide. The shiny dark green pinnately compound leaves are up to 12 inches (30 cm) long. Each leaf has 10-12 serrated leaflets that are 2.75 inches (7 cm) long by 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. All parts of the tree have been used medicinally for centuries. It is widely used in toothpastes, soaps and lotion today, as well as being a biological insecticide. The tree grows well in containers, where its size is easily controlled by container size and selective pruning.
This tree is native to India and Burma. For over 5000 years people of the subcontinent have sworn by the miraculous curative properties of its bark and leaves. Its fruits and the oil obtained from its seeds are also greatly valued. Almost every part of the tree finds some application of immense value. Perhaps that is the reason why the tree is revered and even worshipped in some places. People by and large hold the belief that the tree has the magical property of not only giving relief but also providing effective cures from a host of diseases.