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What Are the 5 Myths about Neem Oil

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Neem oil, extracted from the neem tree (Azadirachta indica), boasts numerous benefits as a natural insecticide, pesticide, and fungicide. Often referred to as “the village pharmacy,” neem oil is a remarkable medicinal plant native to the Indian subcontinent. Its various parts—leaves, flowers, seeds, fruit, roots, and bark—have been harnessed for centuries in traditional Asian medicine. However, alongside its merits, misconceptions and exaggerations often pop up.

Historical Applications:

Centuries-old manuscripts reveal neem’s historical uses. Its flowers were employed to treat bile duct disorders, leaves for ulcers, and bark for brain ailments. Over 140 active compounds have been isolated from different parts of the neem tree, contributing to its antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and wound-healing properties.

Let’s explore neem oil's multifaceted properties, benefits, and potential risks.