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Neem Side Effects

Neem products have been used by households for personal consumption in the form of cosmetics, medicines, dental products, skin care products for a long time, they are also increasingly used in animals such as animal feeds, animal medicines etc. Many people assume that neem being natural is automatically free of side effects. But it is wise to consider that any natural product with medicinal properties is capable of causing certain side effects. Traditional Ayurvedic doctors did not advise the use of neem if the person suffers from fatigue .

Neem Side Effects

The possible side effects of neem included:

  • Kidney damage.
  • Low or no urine production.
  • Liver damage.
  • Yellow skin (jaundice).
  • Destruction of red blood cells.
  • Allergic reaction like rash, itching, swelling of the throat or mouth, wheezing.
  • Difficulty breathing.

Neem Side Effects in Children

Neem seems to be fairly toxic to children. The reported side effects of neem in children are as follows:

  • Loose stools
  • Vomiting
  • Acidic blood
  • Drowsiness
  • Anemia
  • Seizures
  • High levels of white blood cells
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Brain swelling
  • Coma
  • Loss of life

Neem Leaf Side Effects

No neem leaf side effects have been noticed. But yes if you want to conceive and it is applicable to both men and women. Never consume neem leaf or any neem product during fever. Also never consume neem oil. Never spray neem oilif you have pets and kids at home. Very harsh neem oil effects have been reported in case of children. Some cases of death have also been reported. So once again never consume neem oil.

Also neem leaves should be taken in moderation.

Note: Preventive Tips

Be sure to seek immediate medical attention if you think you may be having an allergic reaction to neem. Though neem insecticides and pesticides do not have any side effects but use in large quantities might possibly have certain negative effects. Numerous studies of possible toxicity of neem have led to a conclusion that leaf and bark of the tree are quite low in toxicity. It has been reported that large quantities of neem seed, leaf consumption has led to certain side effects in animals. According to research conducted by USA and other countries, neem oil extracts have found to be safe, if taken in limited dosage over a period of time. Personal allergy to neem should be tested at the onset of neem use. It is not recommended to pregnant or nursing women to use neem. Avoid using neem supplements on children.

Final Conclusion on Side Effects of Neem

We cannot ignore the benefits of neem just because it has certain side effects. Neem is no doubt the wonder tree which has been providing many medicinal benefits which cannot be ignored. It is possible that you may experience some or none of the neem side effects mentioned above. But then you cannot predict beforehand that whether you will experience side effects or not. So if something does not seem right during treatment, then stop using neem immediately. Prevention is better than cure and too much of every thing is very bad. These are the two norms that we have to follow to lead a healthy life.

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