EXTRACTION METHOD: cold-pressed
PARTS USED: fruit
Sometimes also referred to as a carrier oil because of the extraction method and consistency of the oil. Antifungal and antiseptic. Neem is a large, evergreen tree and has strong health maintaining properties. It has been used as a tonic and astringent that promotes wound healing. Neem's traditional use is based on its detoxifying benefits that help maintain healthy circulatory, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. It is used for external applications in skin diseases. Neem extracts possess antidiabetic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Its principle constituents are nimbin, nimbinin and nimbidin. All parts of the plant yield b-sitosterol.
All the parts of the plant and active principles and extracts possess a lot of significant pharmacological properties. Neem is bitter and alterative. It is used as a poultice in boils, is antiseptic, demulcent, a tonic in catarrhal affections, stomachic, stimulant. It is useful in snake bite, scorpion sting, hypoglycemic, in rheumatism, as an analgesic, antipyretic, sedative, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, anthelmintic and in skin diseases. The tree stem, root and bark possess astringent, tonic, and antiperiodic properties. The bark is beneficial in malarial fever and useful in cutaneous diseases.
One of the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic usage, Neem is often used to maintain healthy skin.
Neem is also an excellent insect repellent. Mix some in a spray bottle with water and eco-safe dish soap and spray it on your garden and fruit trees. The main chemical in Neem prevents the young larvae from maturing.
Safety Warning: Never ingest essential oils without a prescription.