Neem Oil

Neem is a hardy tree that grows vigorously in desert areas and in a harsh climate. It possesses versatile medicinal properties along with antibacterial and antifungal activities. The people of India have been using neem leaves for centuries for various aspects.

Neem has proved effective against certain fungi that infect the human body and are difficult to control by synthetic fungicides. Neem was able to kill 14 common fungi, including members of the following genera. Trichophyton (an athlet's foot fungus that infects hair, skin and nails), Epidermophyton (a ringworm that invades both skin and nails of the feet), Microsporum (a ringworm that invades hair, skin and rarely nails), Trichosporon (a fungus of the intestinal tract), Geotrichum (a yeast-like fungus that causes infections of the bronchi, lungs and mucous membranes) and Candida (a yeast-like fungus that causes infections in mouth, vagina, skin, hands and lungs)[1]. 

Also it has been shown by numerous scientific articles for killing ticks. Luckily some dog shampoos companies have caught on and formulated with it. 

Additionally, Neem oil can remove surface bacteria on the skin to help clear blemishes and prevent future breakouts.

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  1. Promotes Hair Growth With extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants -a lot more than those found in blueberries or spinach - Neem oil protects the scalp skin from ongoing damage that is caused by the free radicals. Neem also has regenerative properties that support healthy cell division and stimulate hair follicle growth and function. Regular use will promote thicker, stronger, and more luxurious hair growth.*
  2. Conditions dry, under-nourished hair Neem oil contains several fatty acids -such as linoleic, oleic, stearic acids -that nourish and condition the scalp and hair. It's moisturizing effects revitalizes and restores dry, undernourished or rough hair to a smooth, silky texture.*
  3. Helps with dandruff and itching Neem OIl is effective against several human fungi including candida, which is one of the major causes of dandruff. Also when you have dandruff there is some underlying inflammation going on that makes the scalp red and irritated. Inevitably, neem oil will take care of everything as along with antifungal properties.
  4. Relieves Eczema symptoms Neem acts similar to non-steroidal drug (phenylbutazone) and helps reduce the redness and irritation. In addition, Neem oil is rich in fatty acids and glycerides that easily penetrates the outer layers of the skin, and restores the protective barrier, thus preventing the moisture loss. 
  5. Keeps your scalp healthy Neem oil can be used on a regular basis to help regulate the secretion of sebum (scalp's natural oil) and also work to normalize oily or dry scalp conditions.   
Emily Kight