Neem Oil a Blessed Gift Of Nature
Neem Oil is considered as a sacred gift of nature and has been used for health, wellbeing, agriculture and many other purposes for over 4,000 years particularly in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system in India.
In Sanskrit, the word for Neem is “Nimba” means “good health” or also called “one tree pharmacy”.
Neem Oil offers a wide range of benefits such as termite and pest control, pet care or as an organic pesticide and natural insecticide.
Nowadays, Neem Oil is trending natural product and can be found in grocery stores, local shops, medicinal stores, beauty salons, aromatherapy centers etc.
Neem oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Neemo, a high standard quality Neem Oil
- Certified organic by ECOCERT, attestation ref. N° 717N1900n2e
- Approved by ECOCERT for use in organic agriculture:
- USA: National Organic Program standard
- European Community: Regulations n°. 834/2007 & 889/2008
- Natural extraction process: Cold pressed, double filtered.
- 100% pure: No solvents or chemicals (free from Aflatoxin B1, G1, B2, G2).
- Quality control: Laboratory testing for each batch.
- Neemo is a ready-to-use product or a base for preparations (See below).
- Main active compounds: Triterpenoids: Azadirachtin A & B, Nimbin, Nimbidin, Salannin, Salannol, Triglycerides, Sterols, Saponins, Omega-3-6-9, fatty acids (Oleic, Palmitic, Stearic acids), emollients, antioxydants, Vitamin E & C.
Benefits of Neemo
- For Professional and Domestic Use.
- Cosmetic grade.
- 100% Environment-friendly: 100% biodegradable. Residue free. Safe for humans. Does not harm the environment.
- Safe, easy to handle and to apply.
- Free technical consulting for industries and official distributors.
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Neem Oil Properties
According to Ayurveda and some modern scientific sources Neem Oil could offer the following healing properties:
Wellbeing & Heath
Pure Neem Oil application has rarely reported skin irritation. If you have a dry or sensitive skin or for a daily care then you should dilute the neem oil (keep 2 to 30%) for an example with other oil(s) such as Coconut, olive or Sesame.
Rub on the skin of the sick directly or diluted.
Internal intake of neem Oil should be done only after a physician consultation.
Short-term oral use may be suggestible, but long-term use of neem oil internally is not advisable.
Neem Oil could Support health for:
- Skin: eczema, acne, psoriasis, itching, urticarial….
- Lungs, sinus: congestion/infection
- Blood, Liver (Cleanses and strengthens)
- eye (inflammation or heat)
- Candida (Reduces overgrowth)
- Urine (tract infections)
- pancreas (high blood sugar)
- Wound (infection)
- menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding)
- Diarrhea (infection)
- arthritis (inflammatory type)
- Intestinal worms
- Birth control
Cosmetic, Skin & Hair Care
Neem oil can be used directly, diluted with oil or in soap, shampoo or cream.
- improves general skin health, moisture and immunity.
- contains antioxidants that help protect skin from aging.
- rejuvenates skin cells and restore elasticity.
- maintains a glowing skin and elasticity while combating infections.
- prevents scars when wounded.
- reduces acne, treats impurities, tightens facial skin pores, prevents pimples and skin blemishes.
Note: Do not expose yourself to direct sunlight just after applying pure neem oil on your skin.
A DIY easy formula:
- 50 ml of Neemo
- 200 ml of coconut oil
- 5 drops of pure lemongrass (to mask the strong smell of Neem Oil)
Add a couple of drops to liquid hand soap for antibacterial properties.
Applying Neem Oil on face helps get rid of impurities and tightens skin pores, making the skin look healthy.
- strengthens hair quality and promotes hair growth
- nourishes and moisturizes dry hair
- can treat dandruff, itchy scalp, head lice, split ends, frizzy hair
A DIY easy formula:
- 50 ml of NeemO
- 200 ml of coconut oil
- 5 drops of Citronella essential oil
- Apply from time to time in presence of mosquitos.
Oral Hygiene: Mouthwash, toothpaste
Dilute with coconut Oil (30%/70%).
Gargle for a couple of minutes and spit out.
Or apply one drop directly on teeth or gums and brush.
Add to carpets shampoos ; spray on mattresses to kill dust mites, bacteria and parasites.
Neem Oil is now generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Neem Oil is biodegradable so that the treatment on cultures will leave no traces in the environment.
Add an emulsifying agent or an Eco-friendly detergent and dilute with water while mixing.
Spray on the plants for both treatment and prevention.
Neem Oil-based pesticides and insecticides are the most efficient eco-friendly treatments for crops, vegetables, trees, plants and flowers.
They Work on aphids, mealy bugs, whitefly, termites, mites, nematodes, etc.
Neem Oil acts in different ways:
- Repellent: Insects prefer non-treated plants
- Antifeedant; Feeding Deterrent: Insects feed less or not at all on treated plants. Foliage is not damaged and insects ultimately starve to death.
- Insect Growth regulator (IGR): Insects fail to mature and reproduce, eliminating populations over time.
- Anti-ovipository: Insects do not lay eggs on treated plants. The likelihood of insect infestation is greatly decreased in treated plants.
- Reproduction Inhibitor & Anti-Fertility: disrupts reproduction, sterilizes insect reproductive organs, reduces egg laying capacity & hatchability.
- Crop Protector by regulating the development of disease (rots, mildews, rusts, blights, botrytis, scab, leaf spots, etc.) and fungi
- It can kill directly many little parasites on direct contact.
Neem Oil based termite control solution protects construction, wood, bamboo, rattan and all organic material from subterranean termites, wood worms and powder post beetles.
Neem Oil acts as :
AS A REPELLENT:
■ offers a stable protection against subterranean termites, powder post beetles or wood worm.
AS A BARRIER:
■ termites that cross the treated area or material will die.
■ cuts the way to the queen nest.
AS A COLONY EXTERMINATOR:
■ Insect reproduction inhibitor, anti-fertility.
■ Growth inhibitor, anti-feedant, feeding deterrent.
Get more information on Freemite200+ designed as a Neem oil based anti-termite made with Neemo.
Efficient and safe for ticks, fleas, mange mites and other pests.
Use diluted in pet shampoo. Just add 5 to 20% of Neem Oil to your Pet Shampoo
or rub a drop of pure neem oil on wounds, ticks or sick skin.
Cleans the environment of your pet (antiseptic) by simply spaying neem oil diluted around.
Can be done every week.
References & Ressources
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