Herb profile: Neem

I recently came back from a short-turned-long trip to a neem/olive oil infusion I started just before my trip. I was quite nervous that I would come back to a rancid spoiled conduction. Thankfully it’s maintained it’s integrity! Phew. It’s now ready to go into healing and soothing balms in time for harmattan season.


Neem products have been observed to be anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, contraceptive and sedative. Neem products are also used in selectively controlling pests in plants.

Neem is so common in my area, a little plant just started itself in my mum’s vegetable patch! Unfortunately it needs to be removed because it took root at the edge of a fence and it will damage the fence as it grows 😦

If you’ve never heard about neem, here’s a link to read about its amazing benefits what wikipedia says about neem

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