Neem Extract Information
Various parts of the neem tree, such as the bark, oil, and leaves, are used as herbal remedies. When taken by mouth, neem extract is claimed to treat conditions such as:
When applied to the skin, neem is used to treat:
Studies suggest that neem extract has several effects, including antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fever effects. It is also thought that neem might have contraceptive effects, but much more research is needed to confirm these findings.
Even though it is a nonprescription product, neem is not without risks. For example, you may be more likely than others to experience problems with this extract if you have any of the following conditions:
- An autoimmune disorder
If you have any of these conditions, make sure your healthcare provider has this information before you start using neem extract, oil, leaves, or bark.
(For more details, including whether the effectiveness of neem has been studied, click Neem.)