First, you need to understand that there are many side effects of using neem oil, but I’m not going to deal with all of them, I’m only going to talk about the most dangerous and important ones, and if you feel that neem oil has been of harmful effects to your skin or body in general, then please drop me a comment in the section below and I will answer it as soon as possible.
Neem oil appears to be very safe for most adults, it does not cause allergies and it’s of great benefits for the body, however this only applies if you use it in the right amounts, and if you avoid using neem oil orally in high amounts, however if you use neem oil extensively, then you are going to run into the following side effects:
The first side effect of using neem oil is related to children.
Neem oil should be avoided when it comes to children as much as possible, and I’m not talking just about using it orally, I’m also talking about applying it on the skin.
Children of all ages should avoid neem oil, especially those at younger ages, they are the most vulnerable and should keep away from using it because it can interfere with their immune system, liver and kidneys’ function.
However, applying some few drops every now and then, for example once a month, is not very dangerous and can be done if you take the right measures, by using neem oil with a carrier oil like olive oil for example.
The second neem oil side effect is related to kidney and liver function.
As you may already know, neem oil is extremely powerful, it contains highly concentrated anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds that are very beneficial for our body, yet, our liver and kidneys can only process a few of these beneficial nutrients a day, and if you overwhelm your system with too much neem oil, more than one teaspoon a day, then you are going to risk having health troubles, not only that, but you may also risk your life because these two highly vital organs, your liver and kidneys, are also responsible for balancing the hormones in your body and also getting rid of waste and processing nutrients in your food.
This means that you should always avoid using neem oil orally in large amounts, and if you have to use it, then I highly recommend that you do not exceed a quarter of a teaspoon a day, this is the safest amount you can use.
The third neem oil side effect is related to having autoimmune diseases.
By default, neem oil is going to increase your immune system’s response, this is very beneficial if you are suffering from a cold or bacterial disease, but if you have an autoimmune problem, then you have to avoid using it as much as possible.
Because in autoimmune diseases, your immune system is going to attack your healthy cells and is going to cause allergies and different kinds of troubles, and when you start supplementing with neem oil, you are simply going to increase these side effects and symptoms.
The fourth side effect is related to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Yes, if you are pregnant, avoid using neem oil as much as possible, it contains many phytoestrogens that may interfere with this process and may even cause miscarriages.
The same thing applies to breastfeeding, not only is neem oil going to increase your breast milk production in a bad way and exhaust your body, but it can also interfere with some highly important functions in your body and interfere with the quality of your breast milk.
In general, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, avoid using neem oil both orally and topically.
The next side effect is infertility.
Neem oil has been used for a very long time in the history of mankind as a very powerful spermicide, in other words, it skills sperm cells and can even reduce fertility in women, this is the reason why if you are trying to conceive, you have to avoid using it in any way, not only that, but you have to also avoid using neem leaves and other neem products.
This is because neem products in general are extremely powerful and are going to interfere with your system.