According to Indian mythology, the origin of the Neem tree is related to the story of palazimadanam. During the course of the event, Lord Dhanvanthari appeared from the ocean, with apot, full of nectar in the end, Lord Indra, the king of Devas tactfully snatched the pot from the Asuras and left for Deva loka. On the way, a few drops of nectar fell down on to the earth and legend has it that the Neem tree originated form the nectar. In Ayurveda, Unani and Sidha Systems of medicine the Neem tree is used as a single drug and also as an ingredient in many herbal formulations. Neem trats dandruff and hair loss, reduces scalp itchiness, enhances hair growth rate, treats skin allergies and infections, controls excess oils and treats pimples.