One Oil For Various Woes – Neem

Neem seed oil is a very versatile oil that is composed of such amazing compounds, which when work together, heal and cure about any ailment and problem. The oil is realy good at fighting oral infections and evn that of stomach.

A compound found in Neem Oil and neem leaves extract- ‘Salannin’, has been proven to be safer but more effective insect repellant than DEET. Neem provides protection from not only mosquitoes, but also from biting flies, sand fleas and ticks.

Neem oil has been used for hundreds of years in controlling plant pests and diseases. Many researches have shown that the spray solution of neem oil helps to control common pests like white flies, aphids, scales, mealy bugs, spider mites, locusts, thrips, and Japanese beetles, etc. Neem oil also works as a fungicide and helps control powdery mildew. Some people have also experienced good results with neem oil spray on black spot. Orchid owners use pure neem oil spray to control pests like mealybugs, spidermites, etc. One of the main ingredients in neem seed oil is Azadirachtin that works as an insect growth regulator, thus preventing the larval stage to molt into an adult.

As neem is very bitter in taste, it also works as an antifeedant thus making the leaves sprayed with it very distasteful for the bugs to eat, and the bugs choose to starve themselves than eat the leaves treated with neem. Neem oil is bio-degradable and has proven to be non-toxic to mammals, birds, bees or earthworms. It is biodegradable and breaks down easily and quickly.

Neem has also proven to be not harmful to adult beneficial insects, since it primarily affects only plant sap-sucking insects, which feed upon the treated plants. However it is recommended that care should be taken not to spray neem oil solution when honey bees and the larvae of beneficials like ladybugs, etc. are present. Neem oil spray like any other oil spray can also burn leaves if sprayed in sun.

Organic Neem Oil has so many uses you will always want to keep it around. Neem is useful in treatment of skin conditions as well as treating scalp problems like -

  • Severe dandruff
  • Scalp itch
  • Dermatitis

Useful in treatment of excema and treatment of most fungal infections. This Neem Oil is made from the seeds and not the leaves which means it is more potent and since it is pure organic and pharmaceutical grade you can always add a carrier oil or add to your favorite shampoo for easier usage.

Have a look at our reference links now -

  1. Neem Seed Oil by Buzzle
  2. Neem by Hub Pages
  3. Neem by Livestrong

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