February 12, 2016


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How does Neem work?

Neem contains chemicals that might help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent conception, and kill bacteria and prevent plaque formation in the mouth.

Are there safety concerns?

Neem appears to be safe for most adults, when taken by mouth for short-term use. When neem is taken in large doses or for long periods of time, it might be unsafe. It might adversely affect the kidneys and liver.

Neem is UNSAFE for children. Serious side effects in infants and small children can happen within hours after taking neem oil. These serious side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, blood disorders, seizures, loss of consciousness, coma, brain disorders, and death.

Do not take neem if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are trying to conceive a child.
  • You have undergone organ transplant.
  • You have an immune system disease such as multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus, or other auto-immune disease.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

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