Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Uses and Benefits of Neem Oil:
Neem is a potent miticide, fungicide and insecticide. Spray the neem oil insecticide on your plants, and then sit back and be patient. Neem also contains an ingredient known as Azadirachtin, the insects ingest the neem oil, which blocks their natural hormone production that tells them to eat and breed with regularity and they eventually die off. Many pest control products are infused with neem oil because it has shown to be very effective. It is also purported to be safe to your garden's friendly insects while killing the dangerous ones. Neem is also a more natural alternative to chemical-laden mosquito repellents. Additionally, neem oil is absorbed by the plant so it will not be washed off in the rain while not posing a toxic effect to you. It also works as a fungicide on the plants and is biodegradable.
Add a few drops of neem oil to your pet's shampoo next time you give it a bath. The oil works as a flea and tick repellant and will kill the adult pests as well.
Use neem oil to relieve a dry itchy scalp, hair loss, soothe psoriasis of the scalp and to treat dandruff. Neem oil is a natural insect and pest repellent, it not only kills head lice, but its emollient properties soothes, nourishes, and protects against flaky and dry scalp. The added moisture leaves your hair shiny and silky. Neem oil contains Vitamin E, it strengthens the keratin in the hair. Dilute neem oil with a lighter oil like olive or almond and massage directly on the scalp for hair growth and dandruff control, according to Discover Neem.com. Oil taken from both the nuts and the leaves of the neem tree can be used in hair treatments. Try placing a few drops of neem oil in your favorite shampoo or adding neem oil to a carrier oil, such as almond or olive, and use it as a hot oil treatment.
Lotions and soaps may include neem oil to help relieve redness and reduce itchy, dry skin. Neem oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore used to quell outbreaks of acne, hives or rashes. Neem oil contains an aspirin-like compound that helps with acne conditions by ridding the skin of acne-causing bacteria. It also helps reduce redness and inflammation. It is also used to treat eczema and psoriasis.
Neem oil has been used to treat and heal fungal infections, such as Athlete's foot, ringworm and nail fungus. Neem oil contains two bio-active compounds, nimbidin and gedunin, that have anti-fungal properties and can effectively kill fungus. Using a few drops of neem oil, with grapeseed oil as a base, can heal and prevent future fungal infections.
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