Neem Seed – Azadirachta indica
Cold Pressing of the Seeds
The oil has a very strong unpleasant, garlic aroma. It is bitter in taste due to the presence of triglycerides and triterpenoid.
Blends Well With
Carrier oils such as Jojoba, Grapeseed and Coconut
- The oil has been used in beauty regimens and skin care to treat dry skin and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, reduce scars, heal wounds and treat acne. Also useful for minimizing warts and moles.
- Traditionally used to strengthen the immune system, detoxify blood, improve liver function and maintain a healthy circulatory, digestive and respiratory system.
- Neem oil may also be used to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, and other disorders of the skin.
- Neem may help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent pregnancy, kill bacteria, and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.
- There is some evidence that neem can lower blood sugar levels and might cause blood sugar to go too low. If you have diabetes and use neem, monitor your blood sugar carefully. It might be necessary to change the dose of your diabetes medication.
Historically, the oil was used to treat fever, tuberculosis, acne, malaria, leprosy and many other health problems. Modern usage is in creams, oil blends and salves. Unsuitable for diffusion.
- GRAS – Neem oil is generally regarded as safe when used externally, but extremely potent. It may cause an adverse reaction in someone with sensitive skin or a skin disorder like eczema.
- Never ingest. If taken internally it can produce a toxic effect in humans, and side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, acidosis, encephalopathy, etc.
- Avoid if pregnant or nursing infants.
- Avoid if suffering from auto-immune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus etc.
- Avoid if using Lithium medications.
- Always test by trying a small, diluted amount of it on a small area of your skin, away from your face before use. If redness or itching develop, you may wish to further dilute the oil or avoid using it completely.
- Hives, severe rash, or difficulty breathing could be a sign of allergic reaction. Discontinue use of Neem oil immediately and consult a doctor if your conditions persist.
- When used as a pesticide, Neem oil is biodegradable and non-toxic. It is safe for birds, pets, fish, livestock or other area wildlife when used as directed. Neem pesticide products also degrade quickly during rainfall and under ultraviolet rays.
Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Vitamin C, and Carotenoids. Two new Tetranortriterpenoids, Azadirachtin H and Azadirachtin I have been identified.
- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil-based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- If you are using existing medication, please consult your doctor before using any complementary products and check for pharmaceutical interactions by accessing this page https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions.html
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- We do not offer this information to diagnose or cure any disease or ailment, and it does not constitute medical advice of any kind.