Oil Summary: Virgin Organic Neem Oil is cold-pressed and extracted from the fruit and seeds of the neem plant, an evergreen tree which is common in India and has been introduced to many other region. Color variation in neem oil is common ranging from golden yellow/orange/bright red/reddish brown to dark greenish brown. Aroma of neem oil is very herbaceous. It is composed mainly of triglycerides and contains many triterpenoid compounds, which are responsible for the bitter taste. Neem oil is a popular natural ingredient used throughout the agricultural industry in farming techniques and applications offering organic certified option as an insecticide in various pest management systems. Neem oil is also used in cosmetic, soap-making and personal care formulations. Azadirachtin is the most well known and studied triterpenoid in neem oil. The azadirachtin content of neem oil varies from 300ppm to over 2500ppm depending on the extraction technology and quality of the neem seeds crushed. Nimbin is another triterpenoid which has been credited with some of neem oil’s properties as an antiseptic, antifungal, antipyretic and antihistamine.
Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica
Plant Origin: India
Processing Method: Cold pressed and filtered
Plant Part: Fruits and seeds
Odor and Color: Golden yellow/orange/bright red/reddish brown to dark greenish brown.
Contraindication: You should never consume neem seed oil as it is considered to be very toxic. When using it topically, always dilute it with a carrier oil due to its potency. For people using neem oil for the first time, a skin patch test is recommended. In case of any allergic reactions, they should stop using it immediately or seek medical attention if the symptoms persist. There isn’t enough reliable information to know if topical use of neem seed oil is safe for pregnant and nursing women. To be on the safe side, avoid using neem seed oil. However, research studies suggest that it is safe to use neem seed oil on your baby’s skin to protect it from skin infections. Also, it soothes the baby’s skin in case of any irritation. Neem oil is considered safe for pets. It has many beneficial properties that can help boost the pet’s overall health. Nonetheless, it would be best if you used it in minimal amounts to avoid skin irritation. Nevertheless, it is still crucial to consult your veterinarian as some dogs may be allergic to it.
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