Description & Extraction:
Cold-pressed Neem oil is expressed from the seed of the Azadirachta indica
tree. The tree is part of the mahogany family Meliaceae and it is one
of two species in the genus Azadirachta, native to India, Sri Lanka,
Malaysia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. It is classified under the order
Sapindales, from the family Meliaceae, with the genus Azadirachta and the
specie A. indica. It is a very strange smelling oil - some people think it
smells of garlic, other think it has an onion smell while others cannot
really define the smell - but take note - it does have a smell. The Neem
tree is a fast growing, long-life tree popular in the tropics and is grown
for its ornamental value, as well as for its therapeutic value and is used
as fuel for its workable, but unpleasant smelling wood.
Blends well with:
Geranium, cedarwood, florals, sandalwood.
The Azadirachtin content of Neem oil can vary a lot from 300ppm to
over 2,500ppm depending on the extraction and quality of the Neem seeds used
to produce the oil.
The internal medicinal uses of Neem include malaria, tuberculosis,
rheumatism, arthritis, jaundice and intestinal worms as well as skin
diseases. It also has alternative (increases vitality) properties. The oil
is NOT normally taken internally - but as a decoction made from the leaves.
The extract of Neem leaves has also demonstrated significant anti-diabetic
Uses & Precautions:
The traditional Indian uses of Neem summarized:
- Bark It is a bitter, cool, acrid, astringent, and refrigerant
herb. Useful for fever, loss of appetite, tiredness, coughs and
intestinal worm infestation. Helpful for healing wounds and to combat
vomiting, excessive thirst and skin diseases.
- Leaves Are used in the treatment of Vatik disorders (that is
neuro-muscular pains) and is also reported to remove toxins, preventing
damage from free radicals and purifying the blood as well as beneficial
in eye disorders and insect bite poisons.
- Fruits The fruit is bitter, purgative, anti-hemorrhodial and
anthelmintic in nature.
- Flowers The flowers are used in conditions of Pitta
(balancing the body heat) and Kapha (cough formation) and by nature are
astringent and anthelmintic.
It should NOT be given internally to the weak, very young or the old and
must be avoided by any pregnant women, or women trying to become pregnant.
High continuous intake could cause liver problems Neem seed oil can, when
taken internally, produce a toxic effect in humans, and side effects include
diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, acidosis, encephalopathy, etc. The toxic
effects might be due to the presence of aflatoxin and other toxic compounds
present in Neem oil.
Store Neem oil in a cool dark place, away from sunlight. Neem oil can
easily solidify - even at low room temperatures. Should this happen put the
bottle in warm water (below 95 degree F) to liquefy. Do not place in near
boiling water, as it may reduce the effectiveness of the oil. Neem oil has a
rather strong smell you might want to add a few drops of essential oil to
any mixture to mask the smell. Lavender or lemongrass essential oils work
well but you could add your personal favorite.
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||Dark Brown (1/4 inch expressed 50)
||Typical odor of Neem
||Azadirachta Indica (Fam: Meliaceae)
|Refractive Index At 40oC
||1.4680 (1.4650 t0 1.4710)
|Acid Value (Max)
|Titre C Min