Is neem oil safe for humans? I’ve asked this question two years ago when I started using neem oil and seeing amazing results on both my skin and my hair, I couldn’t believe that such a powerful ingredient could be harmless for my health, however after reading so many articles and scientific reviews, I came to the conclusion that neem oil is safe for humans, but you need to take some precautions!
According to Webmd.com, neem oil is safe for most adults, but in some cases, people should not use it in high amounts and may have to even avoid it in different products.
And this is what we are going to discuss in this post, when to avoid using neem oil.
- The most important precaution to take is to never give neem oil to children!
This is the most important recommendation you have to learn in this post, it’s the idea that neem oil is very powerful, especially on the kidneys and liver, and if you give it to children whose bodies are still developing and their abilities to process nutrients are still very limited, it can have devastating effects, so avoid giving neem oil ORALLY to children as this may expose them to great risks on their health.
And here are some of the side effects neem oil can have on children: tiredness, vomiting and other stomach issues, blood complications, seizures, diarrhea, brain disorders, loss of consciousness, coma, and even death when exposed to very large dozes.
- You should also avoid using neem oil in high amounts.
And here, I’m talking about using neem oil orally, because if you use it on your skin, it’s very safe and will never harm your hair follicles and skin cells, in fact, it has many protective advantages to your skin and will make it extremely healthy and beautiful.
However, using neem oil orally and in large amounts can be very harmful for your healthy organs, so, never exceed half a teaspoon a day of pure neem oil, in other words, don’t exceed two capsules a day.
- The next case where you have to avoid using neem oil is when suffering from kidney and liver problems.
As mentioned before, using neem oil orally can be very dangerous especially if you exceed the half a teaspoon a day limit, it’s because it can interact with your liver and kidney and damage them internally!
I don’t want this ever happening to you! So, if you are suffering from kidney or liver disease, in fact, if you are suffering from any disease, please consult with a doctor and don’t use neem oil.
- The fourth situation where you would have to avoid taking and using neem oil is pregnancy and breastfeeding.
As far as adults are concerned, if they do not exceed half a teaspoon a day of neem oil, they have nothing to worry about, but when it comes to infants and fetuses, neem oil can have “unknown” risks and even very dangerous side effects.
And this is the reason why pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers must avoid neem oil and some highly concentrated neem products as well.
Apart from these situations, neem oil is very safe for humans.