|Latin Name: ||Azadirachta indica |
|Status: ||unrefined cold pressed |
Many Indian legends are associated with the Neem tree, considered sacred since ancient times. Although it has been attributed with miracle wonder powers, its over promotion should not discourage you from using it. Be sure to purchase the oil pressed from the seed, not extracted from the leaves. It is a dark, thick oil, with a distinctive odour. It has a strong antimicrobial activity making it useful combined with essential oils for cuts, scrapes and wounds. It is antifungal and used for treating athlete s foot. It seems useful in cases where skin problems do not respond to other treatments, such as eczema, psoriasis, and burns. Heat gently in a hot water bath to liquefy.
Shelf Life: Stable oil. 6 months - 1 year. Refrigeration recommended.