Important Information on Neem
There is no established standard neem dosage. Recommendations from practitioners of natural medicine may vary depending on the particular use, the particular form (leaves, oil, bark, etc.), and personal experience with neem.
(Click Neem Dosage for more information.)
Just like conventional medications, natural products can cause side effects. Some of the reported side effects of neem include, but are not limited to:
- Decreased urine production
- Yellow skin (jaundice)
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage.
(Click Neem Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Theoretically, neem may interact with other medications or supplements (see Neem Drug Interactions).
Reasonable usage of neem (at reasonable doses) is probably safe for short-term use for many people. Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to neem. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it medicinally if you have:
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have had an organ transplant
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Neem and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Neem and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Neem Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)