Natural Touch Aromatherapy’s Neem carrier oil is extracted from the crushed seed of the tall tree Azadirachta indica. The seed oil is cold pressed and has a distinctive aroma – not dismilar to Vegemite spread.
Neem is one of the most ancient and widely used herbs on earth, it is a member of the meliaceae family and is now grown in over 40 countries. In Sanskrit, the Neem tree is known as Aristha meaning reliever of all diseases. Indians often refer to the tree as the village pharmacy.
The neem tree produces a compound called azadirachtin which protects it from damaging insects. Azadirachtin is a tetranortriterpenoid compound which influences the hormonal system, feeding activity, reproduction and flying ability of insects. Azadirachtin has low mammalian toxicity, it degrades rapidly in the environment, and has low side effects on non-target species and beneficial insects.
It has a garlic like odor, and an extremely bitter taste. Neem is a herbal remedy for the medication of fever, gastrointestinal disease, skin disorders, respiratory disease, intestinal parasites, immune system disorder, and yeast infections in pets. It may inhibit the development of viruses and prevent them from entering and infecting cells.
Neem can be used as a herbal remedy for numerous skin disorders. The anti inflammatory and pain relieving activity of neem make it potentially useful for pet medication against scalp psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and yeast infections.