Neem Leaf (Azadirachta indica)
If you’re looking for a quick and clever answer to the oft-asked question, ‘If you could only bring one herb with you to a desert island, what would it be?’ then you’ve come to the right place. The buck stops at neem. Truly a waste-not, want-not kind of a tree, neem has a smorgasbord of different uses for each and every part of itself, from roots to leaves. It’s no wonder that the first two letters of its botanical name go from A-Z (just don’t wear yourself out trying to pronounce it).
Looking for more info? These herbs work so well that if we told you about them we couldn’t sell them to you (seriously, US laws are that crazy: we can teach or we can sell but not both!). Luckily Grandmother Google knows all.