Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica
Appearance: ranges from golden yellow to brown to dark red oil. Pungent odor which some say smells like a blend of peanut and roasted garlic. Processing Method: cold pressed from the tree seeds
There are many reasons why neem has been called ‘the curer of all ailments’ in ancient Indian texts and why it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years: it works, and on just about everything, for both humans and dogs! Every part of the tree, branch, leaves, barks, fruits, flowers and root are extremely beneficial and are used in a variety of ways for different ailments.
Neem oil has been shown to be antiseptic, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal. This means it helps on a variety of issues your dog might have, including:
- itchy, irritated skin
- yeast infection
- ear infection
- insect bites
One of the most widespread uses for need oil is to combat insects. Neem is also a biopesticide – when neem is applied topically (to the skin), it doesn’t just repel mosquitos, fleas and ticks, it naturally kills them without any harmful side effects.
Neem can also be used internally to boost the immune system and fight infections. When used on the skin, neem oil absorbs quickly and draws its high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamin E deep into the skin to nourish and moisturize.
Vintage Doggie Spa includes neem in our Herbal Ear Wash. We love the way it disinfects and promotes healthy ears in our dogs and know you will too!